Clematis Lambton Park Clematis 'Lambton Park' (Ta)

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


Clematis 'Lambton Park' is a showy flowering plant known for its large, impressive blooms. The flowers on this vine are particularly striking, featuring soft pink petals that are delicately edged with a paler pink or sometimes a creamy white hue. The flowers themselves can be quite substantial, with multiple layers of petals creating a full, rounded appearance that is both lush and inviting. In the center of each flower, you'll find a bold contrast with a spray of golden-yellow stamens that stand out against the pale petals. These stamens add an extra layer of color and interest, drawing in both the eyes of admirers and the garden's pollinators. The leaves of Clematis 'Lambton Park' are typically a deep green color which offers a perfect backdrop for the bright flowers, allowing their colors to pop even more. These leaves are usually divided into several leaflets and have a glossy surface that reflects the sunlight, giving the plant a vibrant and healthy look. As a climbing plant, Clematis 'Lambton Park' uses its leaf stalks to twine around supports. It is commonly grown on trellises, fences, or arbors where it adds vertical interest to gardens or landscape areas. The overall effect of the plant when in full bloom is one of graceful elegance, making it a favored choice for ornamental displays in a variety of garden settings.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Lambton Park Clematis

    • Common names

      Clematis 'Lambton Park' (Ta)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Clematis, including the 'Lambton Park', is considered toxic to humans if ingested. It contains compounds known as glycosides which can cause mouth irritation, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and in severe cases, symptoms may progress to harmful effects on the nervous system. Care should be taken not to consume any part of the plant.

    • To pets

      Clematis, specifically 'Lambton Park', is toxic to pets as well. Ingesting the plant can cause similar symptoms as in humans, including drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and potentially more severe issues such as weakness or trembling. Contact with the sap may also cause skin irritation. Pets showing any symptoms after possible ingestion should be taken to a veterinarian.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      6-9 feet (1.8-2.7 meters)

    • Spread

      3-4 feet (0.9-1.2 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Adds a beautiful display of color to gardens with its vibrant flowers.
    • Privacy Screening: Can be used to create natural privacy screens in gardens and patios.
    • Versatility: Suitable for trellises, arbors, walls, and fences, providing vertical interest.
    • Habitat for Wildlife: Attracts beneficial pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
    • Shade Provider: When grown over structures, provides shade in garden areas.

  • 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 'Lambton Park' can be used as a natural dye source for fabrics, providing hues ranging from light green to a deep purple depending on the mordant used.
    • The flexible stems of clematis can be woven into baskets or other forms of natural fiber art.
    • Dried clematis flowers can be incorporated into potpourri mixtures for a subtle fragrance and decorative appearance.
    • Species of clematis can be utilized in creating living structures such as garden arches or arbors when trained to grow over frameworks.
    • The plant can be used in educational settings for botany studies, especially focusing on vine growth patterns and climbing mechanisms.
    • Clematis petals can be used to add a colorful touch to salads or as an edible garnish, though one should be certain of their safety and lack of pesticides.
    • The plant's rapid growth and dense foliage can be used for privacy screening in gardens.
    • When pruned appropriately, clematis can be crafted into a living sculpture or topiary in imaginative garden displays.
    • Dried seed heads of clematis add visual interest to floral arrangements and wreaths.
    • Clematis vines can serve as a natural playground for pets like cats, who may enjoy climbing the structure or playing with the dangling vines.

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: Clematis plants are known for their climbing ability, which requires adaptability and clever strategies to ascend. The 'Lambton Park' variety shares this trait, symbolizing an individual's skill in navigating life's challenges.
    • Mental Beauty: With their intricate and beautiful flowers, clematis plants are often associated with the beauty of the mind and spirit, as well as aesthetic beauty, suggesting a deeper, more intellectual form of attractiveness.
    • Artistic Inspiration: The striking appearance of the 'Lambton Park' clematis can serve to inspire creativity and is often symbolic of artistic or poetic inspiration.

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

    Clematis 'Lambton Park', often referred to as Clematis, thrives when its soil is kept consistently moist. It should be watered weekly with about one gallon of water, although this may need to increase to twice a week during hot or dry periods. It's important to water the plant at its base to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to fungal diseases. Adjust watering during rainy periods to prevent overwatering. During the winter, reduce the amount of water, but do not allow the soil to become completely dry.

  • sunLight

    Clematis prefers a spot with full sun to partial shade. The ideal situation is where the plant's roots are shaded—perhaps by surrounding plants or mulch—while the foliage and flowers are exposed to at least six hours of sun a day. In excessively hot climates, some afternoon shade can help protect the plant from heat stress.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Clematis enjoys moderate temperatures and typically does well in conditions between 40°F and 85°F. These plants can survive short periods outside of this range, but the ideal growing conditions are within it. They can tolerate a freeze, but prolonged exposure to temperatures below freezing or above 90°F might stress the plant and impact its growth and flowering.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Clematis encourages strong growth and flowering. Prune in late winter or early spring, removing any dead or weak stems before new growth begins. It's often recommended to cut back the previous year's growth to a pair of strong buds about 12 to 18 inches above the ground. This plant benefits from annual pruning to shape the plant, encourage new growth, and maintain its size.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Clematis 'Lambton Park', also known as Clematis, thrives in well-draining, moist soil with good fertility. A mix of loamy soil with compost and well-rotted manure is ideal. It prefers a slightly alkaline to neutral pH, with an optimal range of 6.5 to 7.0.

  • plantRepotting

    Clematis 'Lambton Park' doesn't need frequent repotting as it is primarily grown outdoors. Repot once every 2-3 years or when the plant shows signs of root crowding.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Clematis 'Lambton Park' prefers average garden humidity levels. It is not particularly sensitive to humidity, making it suitable for diverse outdoor environments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright, indirect light and ample support for climbing.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun to part shade, sheltered location, ample climbing support.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Clematis 'Lambton Park' (Ta), also known as Clematis, begins its life cycle when seeds germinate in fertile, well-drained soil under the right conditions of warmth and moisture. The seedlings emerge and grow into juvenile plants, developing a strong root system and foliage. As the Clematis matures, it enters a vigorous vegetative stage where it rapidly climbs and produces leaves, using tendrils to support its growth. In its reproductive phase, typically from late spring to early autumn, it blooms, showcasing large, showy flowers that can attract pollinators. After pollination, the flowers develop into fruits (achenes) that contain seeds, which are dispersed by wind or other means, setting the stage for the next generation. In winter, the plant becomes dormant, with some varieties dying back to the ground while others retain their woody stems, only to regrow and repeat the cycle the following spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • One of the most popular methods of propagating the Clematis 'Lambton Park', also known simply as Clematis, is through softwood cuttings. This technique is usually performed in the late spring or early summer when the plant's new growth is still green and pliable. Gardeners make a cut below a set of leaves to obtain a piece of stem, ideally around 4 to 6 inches (approximately 10 to 15 cm) long, ensuring there are at least two sets of leaves or nodes. The bottom set of leaves is removed, and the cut end is dipped in rooting hormone before being placed in a pot with well-draining potting mix. Maintaining a humid environment, either with a plastic covering or a misting system, encourages root development. Within a few weeks, the cuttings should start to root and can eventually be transplanted outside.