Clematis Clematis Charmaine = 'Evipo022' (PBR) (EL)

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


Clematis Charmaine is a visually striking plant with a robust and voluptuous appearance. Its vibrant flowers are the most eye-catching feature, often showcasing a bold reddish-pink hue. The petals, usually six to eight in number, have a satiny texture and can sometimes display a deeper pink bar down the center, adding to their allure. The flowers are complemented by a crown of creamy yellow stamens at the center, which creates an exquisite contrast with the surrounding petals. The blooms are known for their large size and they are produced in impressive abundance. Clematis Charmaine's foliage is also notable, with dark green leaves that provide an elegant backdrop for the flowers. The leaves are compound, typically consisting of multiple leaflets, which gives the plant a full and lush appearance. This plant embodies an elegant yet vigorous personality, making it a cherished addition to any garden where it can climb and showcase its floral display.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Clematis Charmaine, Charmaine Clematis.

    • Common names

      Clematis Charmaine 'Evipo022' (PBR) (EL)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Clematis, including the Clematis Charmaine cultivar, can be toxic to humans if ingested. The plant contains compounds such as glycosides, which can cause mild to severe symptoms. The severity of symptoms can vary depending on the amount consumed. Possible symptoms of clematis poisoning may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and salivation. In some cases, there can also be mouth irritation and ulcers. It is important to avoid ingesting any part of the plant and to seek medical attention if ingestion occurs and symptoms are present.

    • To pets

      Clematis, including the Clematis Charmaine cultivar, is also toxic to pets if ingested. Symptoms of clematis poisoning in pets may include drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and possible mouth pain due to irritation. In severe cases, ingesting clematis can result in weakness, trembling, or seizures. Pet owners should be cautious and prevent their animals from ingesting parts of the plant. If a pet ingests clematis, it is crucial to contact a veterinarian as soon as possible.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      6-7 feet (1.8-2.1 meters)

    • Spread

      2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attractive Blooms: Produces large, vibrant red flowers that can add a splash of color to gardens and landscapes.
    • Extended Flowering Season: Offers a long flowering period from late spring to early autumn, providing aesthetic appeal for an extended time.
    • Versatile Climber: Ideal for trellises, fences, and walls, it can easily adapt to various structures, enhancing vertical spaces.
    • Compact Growth: Suited for small gardens and spaces as it's less vigorous than other clematis varieties, making it easier to manage.
    • Resilient: Shows good resistance to clematis wilt and other common plant diseases, making it a durable addition to any garden.
    • Attracts Pollinators: Flowers attract bees and butterflies, which are beneficial for the pollination of plants and the overall health of the garden.

  • 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

    • Clematis vines can be trained to grow on indoor trellises or room dividers to add a vertical accent of greenery and blooms to interior spaces.
    • Clematis can be used as a living curtain when grown along a wire framework, providing privacy and a touch of natural beauty to outdoor seating areas.
    • With their climbing habit, clematis plants can be used to cover unsightly fences, blending manmade structures into the landscape.
    • Plant enthusiasts can utilize clematis for bonsai creation, training the plant to grow in miniature form with careful pruning and shaping.
    • Clematis can be interwoven with other climbers like roses to create multi-dimensional, fragrant floral displays in arches and pergolas.
    • The plant's rapid growth can be employed to create temporary green screens for events or construction sites, offering a natural backdrop.
    • In artistic installations, the versatile vines of clematis can be shaped into living sculptures or patterns that change with the seasons.
    • Clematis works well in large hanging baskets, cascading their foliage and flowers over the sides for a dynamic porch or balcony feature.
    • When dried, the seed heads of clematis add an interesting texture to floral arrangements and craft projects.
    • Can be used to create a theme garden, such as a fairy or storybook garden, where the clematis creates a whimsical, enchanted appearance.

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 Cleverness: Clematis is often associated with mental acuity, representing the cleverness required to climb and find the sunlight.
    • Resilience: As a climbing plant, clematis symbolizes resilience and the ability to adapt, as it must navigate obstacles by growing in versatile ways.
    • Beauty and Artistry: With its stunning flowers, clematis is symbolic of aesthetic beauty and artistic inspiration.
    • Personal Growth: The plant's lifecycle of growing, flowering, and climbing symbolizes personal growth and the journey of life.
    • Aspiration: The upward growth habit of clematis represents aspiration, ambition, and the desire to reach higher in one's endeavors.

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

    The Clematis Charmaine should be watered regularly, especially during the growing season, to keep the soil moderately moist. Depending on the weather conditions, this could mean watering it once or twice a week. Provide about one gallon of water each time you water the plant, making sure to water deeply to encourage root growth. It is essential to avoid overwatering, as this can lead to root rot. During the winter, reduce watering but do not allow the soil to completely dry out.

  • sunLight

    The Clematis Charmaine thrives best in a spot where it can receive about six hours of sunlight daily. However, it is crucial to provide some shade for the base and roots of the plant. Placing it where the foliage can get ample sun while the base is shaded by low plants or mulch is ideal. Avoiding intense midday sun can prevent scorching the leaves.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Clematis Charmaine prefers moderate temperatures and can typically survive within a range of 40°F to 85°F. It is essential to protect the plant from extreme cold, so ensure the roots are well mulched in winter if temperatures are expected to drop below 40°F. Ideal growing temperatures for this variety of clematis are between 65°F and 75°F.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune Clematis Charmaine to encourage strong growth and flowering. This variety falls into pruning group 2, meaning it should be lightly pruned in late winter or early spring. Remove any dead or weak stems, and cut back other stems to the topmost strong pair of buds. Pruning also helps maintain the plant's shape and provides new growth for next season's blooms.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Clematis, including Clematis Charmaine, thrive in well-drained soil with a pH close to neutral, between 6.5 and 7.0. A good soil mix for Clematis consists of equal parts loam, compost, and sharp sand to improve drainage. Mulching is vital to keep the roots cool and moist.

  • plantRepotting

    Clematis, such as Clematis Charmaine, generally do not need to be repotted often. They are deep-rooted plants that can be left undisturbed for several years. Repotting is typically only necessary if the plant outgrows its current container or the soil becomes exhausted, about every 3-4 years.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Clematis Charmaine prefers a moderate humidity level but is quite adaptable to different outdoor environments. As long as the plant's soil moisture needs are met, they typically cope well without specific humidity requirements.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light with well-draining soil mix.

    • Outdoor

      Choose sunny spot, plant with roots shaded, provide sturdy support.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Clematis Charmaine, commonly known as 'Charmaine', begins its life cycle when a seed germinates, typically in moist, well-drained soil. After sprouting, it enters a vegetative stage where it grows leaves and stems vigorously, developing a robust root system. As it matures, the plant proceeds to the flowering stage, usually in late spring to early summer, exhibiting large, vibrant red blossoms that attract pollinators. After pollination, the plant produces small, fluffy seed heads, which can disperse seeds if conditions are favorable. During autumn and winter, the Clematis Charmaine enters a period of dormancy, conserving energy and preparing for the next cycle of growth in the spring. Throughout its life, this perennial vine may be pruned back to promote healthier growth and more abundant flowering in subsequent seasons.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: Clematis Charmaine, a cultivar known by its selling name Clematis 'Charmaine' or designated with the code 'Evipo022', is generally propagated by softwood cuttings. This method is usually undertaken in early to late spring when the plant is actively growing and the stems are soft and green. To propagate Clematis 'Charmaine' by cuttings, one would snip off a section of stem about 4 to 6 inches (approximately 10 to 15 centimeters) in length, ensuring it contains at least two pairs of leaves or nodes. The lower leaves are removed, and the cut end is dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root development. The stem cutting is then planted in a soilless potting mix and kept under high humidity and indirect light until roots have formed, which generally takes a few weeks. Careful monitoring for moisture is crucial as the cutting should not dry out, nor should it be waterlogged. Once rooted, the young Clematis plants are gradually acclimatized to outdoor conditions before being transplanted to their final location in the garden.