Clematis Cézanne Clematis Cézanne = 'Evipo023' (PBR) (EL)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Easy-care
clematis [Cezanne]


The Clematis 'Evipo023' Cézanne, commonly referred to simply as Clematis Cézanne, is a highly decorative flowering plant known for its striking and vibrant blossoms. The flowers of Clematis Cézanne are particularly notable for their beautiful blend of colors, typically showcasing a sprawling array of pastel shades that include soft blues, lavenders, and gentle pinks. These multidimensional hues give depth and interest to each bloom. Each flower is composed of several pointed petals that radiate outward from a central hub, creating a star-like effect that is both elegant and captivating. The petals themselves have a silky, almost satiny texture, and they may exhibit slightly ruffled edges, which adds to the plant's visual interest. At the heart of the flower, one might find contrasting creamy-yellow anthers, which stand out against the cooler tones of the petals, and serve to attract pollinators as well as the admiring glances of garden enthusiasts. The foliage of Clematis Cézanne provides a lush backdrop for the floral display, with leaves that are often rich green in color, and they may have a glossy or slightly leathery texture. The leaves are arranged alternately along the climbing stems, with each leaf typically being composed of multiple, smaller leaflets. Climbing by means of leaf stalks that can twist and turn around supports, Clematis Cézanne is a versatile plant often grown on trellises, fences, or arbors where it can gracefully ascend, adding vertical interest to gardens and outdoor spaces. Its compact nature makes it well-suited to container growing as well, allowing for adornment of patios and balconies where ground space may be limited. Overall, Clematis Cézanne is celebrated for the stunning visual impact of its flowers and its ability to enrich the garden with a touch of soft, painterly color that evokes the impressionist artwork its name suggests.

Plant Info
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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Cezanne Clematis.

    • Common names

      Clematis Cézanne = 'Evipo023' (PBR) (EL).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Clematis, in general, can be toxic to humans. Clematis contains a compound called protoanemonin that can lead to gastrointestinal tract irritation if ingested. This may result in symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and salivation. It can also cause skin irritation upon contact with the sap. It is advisable to handle this plant with care and to avoid ingestion.

    • To pets

      Clematis is also toxic to pets. If ingested by animals such as cats and dogs, it can cause similar symptoms as in humans, which include vomiting, diarrhea, drooling, and irritation of the mouth and the gastrointestinal tract. In severe cases, ingestion may lead to more serious symptoms such as trembling, seizures, or even death. Therefore, it is important to keep pets away from this plant.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3 feet (0.9 meters)

    • Spread

      2 feet (0.6 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      Non-native hybrid


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Compact growth habit: Clematis 'Cezanne' is ideal for small gardens and containers due to its smaller size.
    • Long blooming period: It produces flowers from late spring to early fall, offering a prolonged display of blooms.
    • Beautiful flowers: The plant features stunning, abundant blue-lavender flowers that can add aesthetic appeal to any setting.
    • Attracts pollinators: Clematis 'Cezanne' attracts bees, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators to the garden.
    • Easy to care for: This variety of Clematis is known to be low maintenance, making it suitable for gardeners of all levels.
    • Versatile planting options: It can be planted in the ground or in pots, and used for trellises, arbors, or as ground cover.
    • Cold hardy: Clematis 'Cezanne' is resistant to colder climates, allowing it to thrive in many environments.
    • Pruning group 2: This plant requires minimal pruning, making it easier to manage than varieties that need more specific or frequent cutting back.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Artistic Inspiration: Artists may use Clematis 'Cézanne' as a subject for painting or photography due to its beautiful blooms and vibrant colors.
    • Crafting: The vine and flowers can be used in crafting, such as making wreaths or floral arrangements.
    • Dye Production: The petals of Clematis 'Cézanne' can be used to create natural dyes for fabrics or papers.
    • Educational Tool: Horticulture educators may use this plant to teach about climbing plants and hybridization practices.
    • Garden Design: Its compact growth habit makes it an excellent choice for container gardening or small spaces.
    • Literary Inspiration: Writers may find the aesthetic beauty of Clematis 'Cézanne' a source of inspiration for poetry or prose.
    • Photography Background: This plant can offer a stunning backdrop for portrait photography in gardens.
    • Privacy Screen: When grown on trellises or fences, these plants can provide privacy to outdoor areas.
    • Theme Gardens: It can be featured in a painter-themed garden, as a nod to its namesake, Paul Cézanne.
    • Weddings and Events: Its flowers can be used to create memorable and romantic settings for events like weddings.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Clematis is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Clematis is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Ingenuity and Artistic Inspiration: Named after the famed artist Paul Cézanne, Clematis Cézanne symbolizes creativity and the pursuit of artistic beauty.
    • Intellectual Aspirations: Clematis plants are often connected to mental prowess and the search for knowledge, reflecting their intricate and thoughtful flower structure.
    • Resilience and Adaptability: Their ability to climb and adapt to various surroundings makes the Clematis representative of resilience and versatility.
    • Personal Growth: As a climber, the plant embodies the idea of personal growth and development, making it a symbol for those navigating life's challenges.
    • Connection with the Divine: Historically, the Clematis has been associated with a conduit between the earthly and spiritual realms due to its climbing nature, growing towards the heavens.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 3-4 years
Early spring
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Clematis Cézanne should be watered deeply once a week, ensuring moisture reaches the roots, which typically equates to about one gallon of water per session. During hot or dry spells, increase watering frequency to twice per week. It’s important to avoid overhead watering to prevent disease; instead, water at the base of the plant. Reduce watering in the fall and winter when the plant is dormant, adjusting as necessary to keep the soil from drying out completely.

  • sunLight

    Clematis Cézanne thrives in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. Ideally, situate the plant so that its roots are shaded, either by other plants or a mulch layer, while the foliage and flowers receive at least six hours of sunlight daily. Too much shade can reduce blooming, so aim for a balance of morning sunlight and afternoon shade if possible.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Clematis Cézanne performs best in temperatures between 60°F and 75°F. It can withstand short periods of colder weather down to about 20°F but should be protected from severe cold snaps. In regions where the temperatures frequently drop below this range in winter, adding a layer of mulch for insulation is advisable.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning encourages healthy growth and prolific blooming in Clematis Cézanne. Prune it in late winter or early spring, removing any dead or weak stems. This variety typically blooms on new wood, so annual moderate pruning will enhance the plant's performance. Aim to cut the plant back to about a foot from the ground at this time. Additionally, deadhead spent blooms throughout the growing season to encourage more flowers.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Clematis 'Cézanne' thrives best in well-draining, loamy soil with a pH of around 6.5 to 7.5. To create an optimal soil mix, blend garden soil with compost and a bit of perlite or grit to improve drainage. Mulching around the base with organic material can help retain moisture and keep roots cool.

  • plantRepotting

    Clematis 'Cézanne', a perennial vine, typically does not require frequent repotting. It may be repotted every few years to refresh the soil or if the plant has outgrown its current container. However, ensure it's done during the dormant period, which is late winter or early spring.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Clematis 'Cézanne' appreciates a moderate level of humidity but is tolerant of average outdoor humidity levels. It does not have specific humidity requirements, but ensuring good air circulation around the plant can prevent fungal diseases.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in a bright spot, with some direct light, and keep soil moist.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in fertile, well-drained soil with partial to full sun.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Clematis Cézanne, commonly referred to as Clematis, begins its life cycle as a seed that germinates when conditions are favorable, typically requiring a period of cold stratification. Once sprouted, the seedling grows, developing a robust root system and climbing stems with leaves. As it matures, Clematis Cézanne produces flower buds in late spring which bloom into large, colorful flowers throughout summer and often into early autumn, attracting pollinators. After pollination, the plant forms seed heads that disperse seeds, allowing for the cycle to start anew. During the winter, it enters a period of dormancy, conserving energy and resources, sometimes with the above-ground growth dying back, depending on the climate and specific variety. With the return of warmer temperatures in spring, the Clematis resprouts from its rootstock or remaining stems, beginning the cycle again.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Early spring

    • The Clematis Cézanne, which goes by the scientifically annotated name 'Evipo023' (PBR) (EL), is commonly propagated through cuttings, a practice widely advocated for many in the Clematis genus. The most effective time to take semi-hardwood cuttings is during late spring or early summer, when the plant is actively growing and healthy material is abundant. To propagate Clematis Cézanne by cuttings, locate a strong, healthy stem and make a cut to create a segment around 4 inches (about 10 centimeters) long, ensuring at least a couple of sets of leaf nodes are present. The lower leaves are removed, and the cut end can be dipped in a rooting hormone to increase the chances of successful rooting. This cutting is then placed in a well-draining potting mix and kept in a humid environment until roots develop, which can take several weeks. Patience is vital, as clematis can be slow to root, but maintaining the right conditions will give these cuttings the best chance to develop into healthy new plants.