Clematis Jolly Good Clematis Jolly Good = 'Zojogo' (PBR) (LL)

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


The Clematis Jolly Good, often referred to simply as Clematis, is a showy and eye-catching flowering vine. Its appearance is characterized by an abundance of blooms which can add a delightful splash of color to any garden. The flowers of the Clematis Jolly Good are particularly striking, with each blossom boasting an enchanting lavender-purple hue. The flower petals are known for their rounded shape, tapering to a point at the tips, creating a starlike silhouette that can look almost iridescent in the sunlight. At the center of each flower, a cluster of contrasting stamens presents an alluring tuft of bright yellow-anthers, which adds to the visual appeal of the plant and serves as a draw for pollinators. These vibrant flowers are supported by a backdrop of green foliage. The leaves are radiant in their own right, with a lush and healthy appearance that emphasizes the beauty of the blossoms. They attach to slender, yet sturdy vines that are adept at climbing, given the suitable support. The Clematis Jolly Good exudes a sense of vitality and robustness, and its recurrent blooming cycle ensures that once the initial waves of flowers have faded, new buds appear to perpetuate the display of color. Overall, Clematis Jolly Good is an attractive plant that can bring a dynamic and vivacious presence to any garden, with its captivating blooms and graceful greenery.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Clematis 'Jolly Good', Clematis Zojogo

    • Common names

      Clematis 'Zojogo'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Clematis, including the Clematis Jolly Good cultivar, can be toxic to humans if ingested. The plant contains glycosides and irritant compounds that can cause moderate toxicity. Symptoms of poisoning can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and salivation. In some cases, ingesting clematis can also cause mouth ulcers and skin irritation upon contact. It is important to seek medical attention if ingestion occurs.

    • To pets

      Clematis, commonly known as the Jolly Good variety, is also toxic to pets. If a pet ingests clematis, they can experience symptoms such as drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and possible mouth sores due to irritation. The plant contains irritant glycosides which are harmful when consumed. In severe cases, ingesting significant amounts of the plant can lead to more serious symptoms and may necessitate veterinary care. It is advisable to keep pets away from this plant to prevent accidental ingestion.

  • 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 Jolly Good provides vibrant lavender flowers with a ruffled appearance that add a splash of color to any garden.
    • Long Blooming Period: It blooms throughout the summer months, offering extended visual interest.
    • Compact Growth: This variety has a compact growing habit which makes it suitable for small spaces and container gardening.
    • Climbing Habit: Its climbing nature allows it to be used on trellises, arbors, and fences for vertical landscaping.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers attract bees and butterflies, which are beneficial for pollination of nearby plants.
    • Easy Care: Clematis Jolly Good is relatively easy to care for with minimal pruning and maintenance requirements.
    • Disease Resistance: It exhibits resistance to common clematis diseases, ensuring a healthier plant.

  • 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 'Jolly Good' can be used in educational settings such as biology classes to teach students about plant growth habits, climbing mechanisms, and flowering patterns.
    • The dried flowers of the Clematis 'Jolly Good' can be incorporated into craft projects such as making bookmarks or decorative cards, as they press well and retain their color.
    • With its attractive flowers, the Clematis 'Jolly Good' can be used as a natural backdrop for photographing insects and other small wildlife in gardens.
    • Clematis 'Jolly Good' can serve as a living sculpture by training it onto unique support structures to create artful shapes in the landscape.
    • The plant can be used in sensory gardens specifically designed for the visually impaired, as the texture of the leaves and stems can be quite distinctive to the touch.
    • Incorporating Clematis 'Jolly Good' in outdoor play areas can create playful and engaging spaces for children to explore and learn about nature.
    • The vines of Clematis 'Jolly Good' can be used to provide privacy and green screening on balconies or patios in urban settings.
    • Clematis 'Jolly Good' can be used in companion planting alongside vegetable gardens to increase biodiversity and attract pollinators.
    • Photographers can use Clematis 'Jolly Good' as an all-natural prop for portrait photography, giving their photos a vibrant and natural feel.
    • The Clematis 'Jolly Good' plant can play a role in noise reduction strategies by acting as a soft barrier when planted along fences or walls in busy neighborhoods.

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

    • Mental Agility: Clematis often symbolizes intellectual dexterity as it climb and winds, suggesting the ability to navigate through complex thoughts.
    • Ingenuity: The versatile and adaptive growth of the clematis implies resourcefulness and clever solutions.
    • Spiritual Pursuit: With its upward growth, clematis can signify a journey towards higher knowledge or spiritual enlightenment.
    • Beauty: The clematis, with its vibrant and attractive flowers, represents the idea of external and internal beauty.
    • Artistic Inspiration: As the clematis brings color and life to its surroundings, it is often linked with creativity and the muse of art.

Every 7-10 days
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 3-4 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Clematis Jolly Good should be watered thoroughly once a week, with adjustments made for particularly hot or dry conditions which may necessitate more frequent watering. The soil should be kept consistently moist but not waterlogged. Use approximately one gallon of water per plant during each watering session to ensure that the moisture reaches deep into the root system. During the growing season, provide additional water if less than an inch of rain falls in a week to maintain ideal moisture levels.

  • sunLight

    Clematis Jolly Good thrives in a location where it can receive at least six hours of sunlight daily. The ideal spot for this vine is where the roots are shaded and the foliage is in full sun or partial shade. Morning sun with afternoon shade or dappled sunlight throughout the day is also beneficial, helping to encourage vibrant blooms while protecting the plant from the harsh midday sun.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Clematis Jolly Good performs best in temperatures ranging from 50°F to 85°F. The plant is hardy and can survive winter cold down to about 20°F, though it will remain dormant during this time. The optimal growing temperature is between 60°F and 70°F for healthy growth and flowering.

  • scissorsPruning

    Clematis Jolly Good benefits from pruning to promote vigorous growth and flowering. Prune in late winter or early spring, removing dead or weak stems and cutting the remaining stems back to a pair of strong buds. This clematis can also be pruned after the initial flowering to shape the vine and encourage a second bloom period in late summer or early fall.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Clematis, including the 'Jolly Good' variety, thrive in well-draining soil with good fertility. A mixture of loamy garden soil enriched with compost or well-rotted manure provides the ideal conditions. The soil pH should be neutral to slightly alkaline, ideally between 6.5 and 7.5.

  • plantRepotting

    Clematis 'Jolly Good' typically does not require frequent repotting. They should be repotted only if they outgrow their current container or if the soil has deteriorated, generally every 3-4 years.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Clematis like 'Jolly Good' prefer moderate humidity conditions. It does not require high humidity, making it suitable for the typical outdoor environment where natural humidity levels are sufficient.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright light and support for climbing when growing Clematis 'Jolly Good' indoors.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in well-drained soil, ensure support for climbing, and provide partial shade.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Clematis Jolly Good, also known as Clematis 'Zojogo', begins its life cycle as a seed, which when sown in fertile, well-draining soil and provided the right conditions, will germinate and develop into a seedling. The seedling stage is marked by the emergence of the first true leaves, and as the plant grows, it enters the vegetative stage, where it focuses on developing a strong root system and foliage. This climbing plant then advances to the pre-flowering stage, during which it starts to establish its vine structure and prepares to flower. The flowering stage occurs next, where the plant produces vibrant purple-pink blooms that attract pollinators and add aesthetic value to gardens. After pollination, if successful, the plant will produce seed heads, allowing for the dispersal of seeds, either naturally or through human intervention for propagation. At the end of the growing season, Clematis Jolly Good will enter a period of dormancy, especially in colder climates, to survive the winter before resuming its growth cycle in spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Clematis 'Jolly Good' is commonly propagated through cuttings, particularly softwood cuttings, which is the most popular method for this plant. This propagation is done in late spring or early summer, when the plant's new growth is green and flexible. To propagate from cuttings, a gardener would cut a section of the stem about 4 to 6 inches long with at least two sets of leaves. The bottom set of leaves is removed, and the cut end is often dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root growth. The cutting is then planted in a well-drained potting mix, with the remaining leaves just above the soil surface. The pot is kept under a humidity dome or plastic bag to maintain high humidity and is placed in indirect light. Roots usually develop within a few weeks, at which point the new plants can be gradually acclimated to less-humid conditions and eventually transplanted outdoors.