Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee' Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee' (EL)
'Bees' Jubilee' is a deciduous climber, to 3m tall, flowering freely in early summer and again later in the season. The flowers are large, to 18cm in diameter, and pale pink with a deeper pink central stripe and light brown anthers
About this plant
Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee', Bees' Jubilee Clematis
Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee' (EL).
Color of leaves
6-8 feet (1.8-2.4 meters)
3 feet (0.9 meters)
- General Benefits
- Ornamental Appeal: Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee' is celebrated for its large, showy flowers that come in a beautiful mauve-pink shade with a striking stripe down each petal, offering visual interest to any garden.
- Versatility: This adaptable climber can be grown on trellises, fences, walls, or pergolas, making it suitable for a variety of landscape uses and garden styles.
- Long Blooming Period: Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee' has a long flowering period that generally lasts from late spring to early summer, often with a second, less abundant bloom in early fall.
- Attracts Pollinators: The abundant flowers attract bees and other pollinators, which are vital for the health of gardens and the pollination of many other plants.
- Compact Growth: Compared to some other clematis varieties, 'Bees' Jubilee' is more compact, making it ideal for smaller gardens or container planting.
- Easy Pruning: Belonging to pruning group 2, it only requires light pruning to remove any dead or weak stems, thus it's easier to maintain than varieties that require more complicated pruning.
- Cold Hardy: This plant is relatively hardy and can survive in colder climates, which makes it a good choice for gardeners in regions with cooler temperatures.
- Medical Properties
This plant is not used for medical purposes.
- Air-purifying Qualities
This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.
- Other Uses
- Clematis can be used in mixed-media art projects for its beautiful flowers, adding a natural touch to collages or decorative frames.
- The vines of the Clematis make an attractive natural screen for privacy when grown along fences or trellises.
- Fine tendrils of the plant can be used in weaving lightweight baskets or decorations when dried properly.
- Dried Clematis vines can be fashioned into rustic wreaths for door decorations, intertwined with other plants or ribbons.
- The Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee' adds a splash of color to any floral arrangement and can be used as a fresh cut flower.
- The plant can act as a living support for other climbers by providing a structured network to grow upon.
- Photographers and painters often use Clematis flowers as subjects for their work due to their striking appearance.
- The flowers can be used to create natural dyes for fabrics, though the colorfastness and hue will vary depending on the mordant used.
- In educational settings, Clematis plants can serve as examples to teach about climbing mechanisms and plant structure.
- Clematis can be included in a sensory garden to provide texture and visual stimulation, owing to its varied and intricate foliage and flowers.
- Feng Shui
The Clematis is not used in Feng Shui practice.
- Zodiac Sign Compitability
The Clematis is not used in astrology practice.
- Plant Symbolism
- Mental Agility: Clematis flowers, in general, are associated with the mind and thought due to their intricate and intelligent design, suggesting the admiration of cleverness and mental sharpness.
- Artistic Inspiration: The large, showy blossoms of the Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee', with their striped petals, evoke a sense of creativity and are often tied to artistic muse and inspiration.
- Aspiration: The climbing nature of Clematis hints at striving for greater heights, symbolizing ambition and the determination to achieve one's goals.
- Spiritual Quest: Some cultures may see the plant's vigorous growth toward the sky as a metaphor for spiritual enlightenment or reaching for divine connection.
- Traveller's Joy: The common name for some Clematis species can carry the idea of safe travels and the joy of new adventures, reflecting on the plant's traditional use in wreaths for travelers.
For Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee', commonly known as Clematis, the watering regimen should be consistent to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. It is recommended to water your Clematis once a week with about one gallon of water, but this can vary depending on climate conditions. During the hot summer months or in particularly dry climates, the frequency may need to be increased. It's important to check the top inch of soil before watering; if it feels dry to the touch, it's time to water. Avoid overhead watering to keep the foliage dry and prevent fungal diseases, focusing the water at the base of the plant instead.
Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee' thrives best in a location where it can receive at least six hours of sunlight a day, but it also benefits from partial shade during the hottest part of the afternoon, especially in regions with intense summer sun. The ideal spot for this Clematis would be one where the roots are shaded, perhaps by other low-growing plants or a mulch, while the vines and flowers can grow into the sun.
The Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee' is a versatile plant when it comes to temperature, being hardy within USDA zones 4 to 9. It can tolerate winter minimum temperatures down to approximately -20 to -30 degrees Fahrenheit. In the growing season, it fares best with temperatures ranging from 70 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it is crucial to protect this Clematis from harsh freezing conditions and provide adequate insulation or shelter if temperatures plummet below the tolerance threshold.
Pruning Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee' is essential for promoting strong growth and flowering. This variety should be pruned in late winter or early spring, as it flowers on both old and new wood. Lightly prune to remove dead or weak stems and shape the plant, cutting just above a pair of strong buds. Further pruning to shape the vine and encourage flowering can be done after the first flush of blooms has faded. This variety may also benefit from a harder pruning every few years to rejuvenate and encourage new growth.
Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee', commonly known as clematis, thrives in a well-draining soil mixture with plenty of organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure. An ideal pH range for clematis is slightly alkaline to neutral, around 7.0 to 7.5. The soil should be kept moist but not waterlogged to promote healthy growth and flowering.
Clematis, including the 'Bees' Jubilee' variety, generally does not need to be repotted often. They can be repotted every 3 to 4 years, or when the plant outgrows its current container. Ensure the new pot is sizeable enough to accommodate growth and has good drainage.
- Humidity & Misting
Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee' prefers outdoor conditions where ambient humidity is generally suitable. They do not require high humidity levels and can tolerate the humidity found in most temperate climates. Avoid overly damp conditions to prevent diseases.
- Suitable locations
Provide bright light, good airflow, and support for climbing.
Plant in partial sun, provide a trellis, and protect roots from heat.
- Life cycle
Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee', commonly known as Clematis, typically begins its life cycle when seeds are sown in well-draining soil during spring or early summer. The seeds germinate and develop into seedlings, which gradually establish a strong root system. Over time, the clematis grows into a mature plant, with a climbing habit that requires support such as trellises or arbors. It enters a phase of vigorous vegetative growth, producing long stems, lush leaves, and in late spring to early summer, it showcases its first vibrant, large flowers. The flowering period continues throughout the summer and sometimes into early autumn. As the seasons change, the plant goes dormant in winter, with top growth dying back, and then it re-emerges in spring to repeat the cycle.
Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee', commonly known as Clematis, can be propagated by semi-hardwood cuttings, a popular method. This typically involves selecting a healthy stem that's not too woody or too green, cutting a piece of about 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) long with several leaves. The bottom end of the cutting is dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root development and then placed in a pot containing a mix of peat and perlite. The pot should be kept in a well-lit area but out of direct sunlight, and the soil must be kept consistently moist but not waterlogged. Roots usually develop within a few weeks to a couple of months, and once the cuttings are well-rooted, they can be transplanted to a more permanent location.