Clematis Crystal Fountain Clematis Crystal Fountain = 'Evipo038' (PBR) (EL)

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


Clematis Crystal Fountain, often simply known as Clematis 'Evipo038', is a strikingly ornate flowering vine. The most striking feature of this plant is its large flowers. These blossoms boast a unique form, with long, pointed petals radiating outwards in a star-like fashion. The petals themselves are a magical periwinkle blue, a color that seems to capture the essence of twilight skies. At the center of each bloom, a fountain of stamens erupts, giving the impression of a burst of water from a crystal spray. These stamens are creamy white to pale yellow, contrasting beautifully against the blue petals, and creating a dramatic focal point. The foliage of the Clematis Crystal Fountain complements its showy flowers with a lush backdrop. The leaves are deep green, which not only serve as a splendid contrast to the spectacular flowers but also provide a rich, verdant tapestry against which the blooms truly stand out. The leaves are divided into leaflets, with each one having a leathery texture and an elegant, elongated shape. Throughout its blooming period, this Clematis can become laden with flowers, creating a breathtaking display that's both lavish and enchanting. When not in bloom, the vine retains its charm through the attractive foliage that densely covers its climbing habit. Clematis Crystal Fountain is a cultivar that exudes elegance and a touch of the exotic, making it a prized plant for gardeners looking to add a vertical element of splendor to their outdoor spaces.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Clematis Crystal Fountain, Fairy Blue Clematis, Crystal Fountain Fairy Blue

    • Common names

      Clematis 'Evipo038' (PBR) (EL)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Clematis, which includes the variety Clematis Crystal Fountain, can be toxic to humans if ingested. These plants contain compounds called glycosides which, when ingested, can be converted to cyanide in the body. The alkaloids and saponins found in the plant may also contribute to its toxicity. If parts of the plant are swallowed, it may cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and salivation. In severe cases, ingestion could lead to internal bleeding, convulsions, and neuromuscular blockage. It is essential to seek medical attention if ingestion is suspected, as the consequences could be quite serious, particularly for small children and individuals with sensitivity to the plant's toxic compounds.

    • To pets

      The Clematis, inclusive of the Clematis Crystal Fountain variety, is also toxic to pets. Similar to its effects on humans, the plant contains compounds that can be potentially harmful if ingested by animals. Poisoning symptoms in pets may include drooling, vomiting, and diarrhea. In some instances, ingestion may result in ataxia (loss of coordination) and other neurological signs. More severe cases could lead to tremors, seizures, or even death. If you suspect that your pet has ingested any part of a Clematis plant, it is important to contact a veterinarian promptly.

  • 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

    • Ornamental Appeal: Clematis 'Crystal Fountain' features stunning and unique double flowers that provide a showy display in gardens and on trellises.
    • Long Flowering Period: This variety has a long blooming season, often from late spring to early autumn, offering extended beauty in the landscape.
    • Versatility: Clematis 'Crystal Fountain' can be grown in containers, making it suitable for balconies and patios as well as traditional garden settings.
    • Climbing Habit: Its climbing nature allows it to cover walls, fences, and pergolas, serving as a natural privacy screen and adding vertical interest.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The large, attractive blooms can draw in beneficial insects such as bees and butterflies, supporting biodiversity.
    • Low Maintenance: Once established, Clematis 'Crystal Fountain' requires minimal care beyond pruning and occasional watering, which makes it ideal for busy gardeners.
    • Cold Hardy: This cultivar is relatively hardy and can withstand cold temperatures, making it suitable for a range of climates.
    • Improves Garden Aesthetics: The plant’s lush foliage and vibrant blooms enhance the overall aesthetic of gardens and landscapes.

  • 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

    • Photography Prop: Clematis Crystal Fountain provides a stunning backdrop for garden photography, with its large, showy flowers adding a splash of color and texture.
    • Fabric Dye: The petals of Clematis Crystal Fountain can be used to create natural dyes for fabrics, offering a range of purples and blues depending on the mordant used.
    • Educational Resource: Botany and horticulture students can study the Clematis Crystal Fountain's growth habit and floral structure as a living example in their courses.
    • Garden Sculpture Support: Growers can train Clematis Crystal Fountain to climb over garden sculptures, adding a living element to outdoor artwork.
    • Privacy Screen: When planted in multiples, Clematis Crystal Fountain can provide a dense, floral screen that adds privacy to a garden or balcony.
    • Floral Arrangements: The blooms of Clematis Crystal Fountain can be cut and used in fresh floral arrangements, adding height and drama to bouquets.
    • Wedding Decor: The enchanting flowers of the Clematis Crystal Fountain can be incorporated into wedding ceremony arches or reception decor for a touch of natural elegance.
    • Seasonal Celebrations: Dried flowers and vines from Clematis Crystal Fountain can be used to create festive wreaths or garlands for seasonal celebrations.
    • Crafting Material: The seed heads of Clematis Crystal Fountain, known for their fluffy appearance, can be used in crafting projects or as an addition to homemade potpourri.
    • Container Gardening: This variety can be grown in large containers, offering those with limited garden space the opportunity to enjoy its beauty on patios or balconies.

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

    • Ingenious Beauty: The Clematis Crystal Fountain, with its intricate flower shape and stunning fountain-like bloom structure, symbolizes ingenious beauty, reflecting the sophisticated and complex nature of ideas and intelligence paired with elegance.
    • Mental Strength: This variety of clematis, known for its robust climbing habit and resilience, represents mental strength and the ability to overcome intellectual challenges.
    • Artistic Inspiration: With flowers resembling a fountain of cascading petals, Clematis Crystal Fountain is often associated with artistic inspiration, suggesting a burst of creativity and the flowing nature of imagination.
    • Spiritual Pursuit: Climbing plants like the Clematis Crystal Fountain can be symbolic of spiritual ascension and the pursuit of higher states of consciousness, representing growth in a spiritual context.
    • Transformation: As clematis plants go through drastic changes from buds to expansive blooms, they are frequently seen to represent transformation and personal development.

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

    The Clematis Crystal Fountain, which is often referred to simply as Clematis, prefers consistent moisture but does not like to be waterlogged. Water the plant thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. During the growing season, this might mean watering once or twice a week, providing about 1 gallon of water each time for plants in the ground, and more frequently for container-grown specimens, as pots can dry out more rapidly. Reduce watering in the winter when the plant is dormant. Ensure that the soil has good drainage to prevent any issues with root rot.

  • sunLight

    Clematis Crystal Fountain flourishes best in a location where it receives at least six hours of sunlight daily, but it appreciates some shade during the hottest part of the day. Positioning the plant where it can get morning sunlight and afternoon shade is often ideal. A spot that receives bright but indirect light will also help protect the vibrant colors of the blossoms from fading.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Clematis Crystal Fountain can survive a range of temperatures and is generally hardy in USDA zones 4-9, which equates to a minimum temperature range of -30 to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. The optimal growing temperatures for this Clematis are between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit but can tolerate temperatures up into the mid-80s. Ensure protection from strong winds and severe frosts to keep the plant thriving.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Clematis Crystal Fountain encourages healthy growth and flowering. This plant falls in pruning group 2, which means it should be lightly pruned in late winter or early spring before active growth begins. Prune dead or weak stems, and cut back remaining stems to a pair of strong buds about 6 to 8 inches above the ground. It typically flowers on old wood, so over-pruning can reduce blooms.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Clematis Crystal Fountain prefers well-draining soil with a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5. A soil mix of loam, compost, and a low concentration of lime to slightly increase alkalinity is ideal. Ensure adequate organic matter for healthy growth.

  • plantRepotting

    Repot the Clematis Crystal Fountain every 2 to 3 years to refresh the soil and accommodate root growth. Spring is the best time for repotting this plant.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Clematis Crystal Fountain thrives in moderate humidity conditions, typically between 40-70%. Avoid extremely high humidity to prevent fungal diseases.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright, indirect light and support for climbing.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in partial shade; provide a trellis or structure to climb.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Clematis 'Crystal Fountain' begins its life cycle when a seed germinates in the spring, requiring well-drained soil and partial to full sunlight to sprout and establish. After germination, the seedling grows rapidly, developing into a young plant with a robust root system and climbing stems that seek support. Throughout spring and summer, the mature vine produces large, showy, purple-blue flowers with creamy stamens, typically during its second year after planting. After the flowering period, the Clematis 'Crystal Fountain' enters a phase of seed development, where the blooms are replaced by fluffy seed heads that eventually disperse for reproduction. The plant is a perennial, so after the growing season, it enters a dormant phase during the fall and winter, with its top growth dying back, while the root system remains alive underground. In the following spring, the plant emerges from dormancy, regrows from the root stock, and the life cycle repeats.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Propogation: Clematis Crystal Fountain 'Evipo038' (PBR) (EL), commonly known as Clematis 'Crystal Fountain', is most commonly propagated by softwood cuttings during late spring or early summer when the plant is actively growing. To do this, one selects a healthy stem with at least two sets of leaves and cuts a piece about 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) long just below a leaf node. The lower leaves are removed, and the cut end is dipped into rooting hormone to encourage root development. This cutting is then placed in a well-draining soil mix, ensuring at least one set of leaves is above the soil surface. The pot should be kept in a bright location but out of direct sunlight and maintained at a consistent moisture level until roots have developed, which generally takes several weeks. Once the cutting has established a robust root system, it can be transplanted into the garden or a larger pot.