Clematis Clematis 'Hågelby Pink' (Vt)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
clematis 'Hågelby Pink'


Clematis 'Hågelby Pink' is a charming climber that takes the stage with its delightful blooms. As its name suggests, this cultivar is celebrated for its pink flowers, which showcase a soft pastel hue, imbuing any garden with a sense of romance and tranquility. The flowers are particularly notable for their size and shape, featuring large, often four-petaled star-like blossoms that unfurl from elegant, spiraled buds. The petals have a rounded appearance, sometimes slightly overlapping, and occasionally exhibit a faint hint of a deeper pink bar down the center, adding to their visual complexity and allure. At the heart of each flower lies a tuft of creamy yellow stamens, which contrast beautifully against the pink petals and attract pollinators to the garden. The leaves of the Clematis 'Hågelby Pink' provide a lush backdrop for the floral display. They typically come in pairs or groups, are medium green, and have a glossy sheen. The texture of the leaves is smooth, often with a slightly leathery feel, which helps in weathering the outdoor elements. Their shape is typically trifoliate, meaning each leaf comprises three individual leaflets, giving it a full and vibrant presence on the vine. As it climbs, the plant entwines itself with the help of leaf stalks that twist around supporting structures. This makes it well-suited for trellises, fences, and other garden features where it can gracefully ascend, turning a simple support into a living curtain of delicate pink blossoms. The flowering period of Clematis 'Hågelby Pink' brings beauty and life to any setting, drawing the eyes of onlookers and creating a focal point in the landscape.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Queen of the Vines, Clematis

    • Common names

      Clematis 'Hågelby Pink' (Vt)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The common name for Clematis 'Hågelby Pink' (Vt) is Clematis. Clematis plants are considered to be toxic to humans if ingested. The plant contains irritating glycosides known as ranunculin, which, when chewed or ingested, can be transformed into the irritant protoanemonin. Symptoms of Clematis poisoning can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and salivation. In severe cases, it may also cause mouth ulcers and skin irritation upon contact. It is important for individuals to avoid consuming any part of the plant and to handle it with care to prevent potential adverse effects.

    • To pets

      The common name for Clematis 'Hågelby Pink' (Vt) is Clematis. Clematis is toxic to pets such as dogs and cats if ingested. The toxicity is due to the presence of irritating compounds known as glycosides, which can transform into protoanemonin when the plant material is chewed or otherwise damaged. Symptoms of Clematis poisoning in pets can include drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and potentially pawing at the mouth due to irritation. In more severe cases, ingestion can lead to weakness and even seizures. Pet owners should prevent their animals from ingesting any parts of the Clematis plant and seek veterinary care if exposure is suspected.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      6-8 feet (1.8-2.4 meters)

    • Spread

      2-4 feet (0.6-1.2 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Appeal: Features attractive pink flowers that enhance garden aesthetics.
    • Versatility: Suitable for trellises, walls, and fences, and can be trained to climb various structures.
    • Seasonal Interest: Blooms in the late spring to early summer, providing seasonal color transitions in the garden.
    • Pollinator-Friendly: Attracts bees, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators, supporting biodiversity.
    • Screening: Can be used to create privacy or hide unsightly areas in the landscape.
    • Durable: Once established, it is relatively hardy and can withstand a range of environmental conditions.

  • 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: The vibrant blooms of Clematis can provide a beautiful backdrop or focal point for garden and nature photography.
    • Creative Arts: Artists may use dried Clematis flowers for crafting, such as in potpourri, or incorporating them into mixed media art pieces.
    • Educational Tool: Clematis plants can be used in schools or educational programs to teach students about plant biology, pollination, and climber growth habits.
    • Fabric Dying: The pigments in the Clematis flowers may be used in the process of natural fabric dyeing to impart a unique color.
    • Hair Accessories: Flowers from the Clematis plant can be fashioned into hair clips, crowns, or other decorative accessories for special occasions.
    • Culinary Decoration: Although not edible, Clematis flowers can be used to decorate the plating of gourmet dishes, being removed before consumption.
    • Candle Making: The petals of Clematis can be embedded into candle wax to create visually intriguing and decorative candles.
    • Bookmark Crafting: Pressed Clematis flowers can be laminated or placed in clear bookmarks to create a unique and personal reading accessory.
    • Scented Sachets: While they should not be ingested, the petals of some Clematis may be used in sachets to offer a subtle fragrance to drawers or closets.
    • Garden Themed Events: For events or weddings with a garden theme, the Clematis can be used as natural decor, in table centerpieces or floral arrangements.

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 Artifice: Clematis, including 'Hågelby Pink', often symbolizes cleverness and intellect due to its complex and intricate flowers.
    • Mental Beauty: The plant is associated with the beauty of the mind, as it is admired for its striking blooms that reflect an appreciation for inner beauty as well as external aesthetics.
    • Traveler's Joy: Clematis is commonly known as traveler's joy, which suggests a symbolism of protection and safety for travelers, as well as the joy of new adventures.

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

    Clematis 'Hågelby Pink', commonly known as 'Queen of the Vines', should be watered thoroughly once a week, providing about 1 gallon of water each time. In hot and dry weather, you may need to water twice a week to maintain even moisture. The soil should be kept moist but not waterlogged. During the growing season, if rain is scarce, you'll especially need to ensure the plant gets enough water. Lastly, always water directly at the base of the plant to avoid wetting the foliage which can lead to fungal diseases.

  • sunLight

    'Queen of the Vines' thrives best in a location that offers full sun to partial shade. Ideally, the plant should receive at least 6 hours of sunlight a day, but the roots and base of the plant should be shaded or kept cool. An eastern or northern facing spot with some dappled afternoon shade would be optimal to protect the plant from the intense heat of the late day.

  • thermometerTemperature

    'Queen of the Vines' performs well in a range of temperatures and is hardy in USDA zones 4 through 9. They can tolerate temperatures down to around -30°F and can survive in temperatures up to 95°F. Ideally, the plant flourishes when the temperature stays between 55°F and 75°F.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning is crucial for 'Queen of the Vines' to prevent them from becoming tangled and to promote vigorous growth. They should be pruned in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Depending on the flowering group of your Clematis, the pruning intensity will differ; 'Hågelby Pink' may belong to one that requires light pruning, with just dead and weak stems being removed.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Clematis 'Hågelby Pink' thrives in well-draining, fertile soil with a pH ranging from 6.0 to 7.5. A good soil mix for this clematis includes two parts loam, one part well-rotted compost, and a handful of granular fertilizer per planting hole to encourage growth. Mulch should be added to help retain moisture and maintain a cool root environment.

  • plantRepotting

    Clematis 'Hågelby Pink' generally does not need frequent repotting; it should only be repotted every 3-4 years. This helps to refresh the soil and provide extra nutrients. Repotting is best done in late winter or early spring before new growth starts.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Clematis 'Hågelby Pink' prefers average garden humidity levels. It is not particularly sensitive to humidity conditions, but it does not tolerate waterlogged environments well. Ensure the planting site has good air circulation.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright, indirect light and support for climbing.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in partial shade; provide support and mulch roots.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Clematis 'Hågelby Pink', commonly known as 'Hågelby Pink' clematis, begins its life cycle as a dormant bare-root or potted plant. Once planted in well-draining soil with adequate sunlight, it enters a growth phase where it establishes roots and shoots upward, with rich green leaves unfurling. As the plant matures, it develops climbing tendrils that grasp onto supports, allowing it to grow vertically. The 'Hågelby Pink' clematis reaches its blooming stage in late spring to early summer; it produces its characteristic large, pink flowers that attract pollinators. After flowering, it may set seed in the form of feathery plumes, although many gardeners prefer to deadhead to encourage additional blooms. The plant will enter a period of dormancy during the colder months, retreating back to its root system, to reemerge and start the cycle anew in the spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Clematis 'Hågelby Pink', also known simply as Clematis, can be propagated during early spring or after blooming has finished in late summer to early autumn. The most popular method of propagation for this variety is by semi-hardwood cuttings. To do this, one must select a healthy stem that has just finished flowering, ensuring the presence of a few sets of leaves. A section of about 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) is cut just below a leaf node, and all but the top pair of leaves are removed. The cut end is then dipped in a rooting hormone to encourage root growth and placed in a mixture of potting soil and perlite or sand to provide good drainage. The cutting should be kept in a warm, humid environment with indirect sunlight until roots develop, which usually takes a few weeks. Once rooted, the young Clematis can be transplanted to a larger pot or its final location in the garden.