Clematis Pink Fantasy Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' (LL)

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


Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' is a visually striking climbing plant, most well-known for its beautiful flowers. These blossoms are a delicate shade of pink, often with a paler or deeper pink bar running down the center of each petal, giving it a charming bicolor effect. The flowers are characteristically large and showy, with a generous number of petals that overlap slightly to form a rounded shape. At the center of each flower, there is a group of contrasting, fluffy-looking stamens that add to its ornate appearance. The plant's foliage provides a lush backdrop to its floral display. Leaves are typically green, with a slightly glossy finish, which helps to accentuate the flower color. The leaf structure is compound, meaning that each leaf consists of smaller leaflets. These leaflets are arranged in an opposite fashion along the vine's stems, providing a vibrant green coverage that complements the soft pink of the blossoms. As the seasons change, so might the intensity of the bloom's color, with flowers possibly appearing more vivid or subdued, which adds to the plant's allure throughout its blooming period. The overall impression of Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' is one of romantic charm, with its cascades of pink blooms creating a whimsical and enchanting effect in any garden setting.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Synonyms

      Pink Fantasy Clematis, Clematis 'Pink Fantasy'.

    • Common names

      Clematis 'Pink Fantasy'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Clematis, including the variety 'Pink Fantasy', contains compounds that can be harmful if ingested. The plant's toxicity stems from irritant glycosides found within its stems, leaves, and flowers. When parts of the plant are eaten, these compounds can cause mouth irritation and a burning sensation, along with possible ulceration of the mouth's mucous membranes. Ingesting significant quantities can lead to symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and in severe cases, salivation or drooling. Handling the plant might also result in skin irritation for some people, so wearing gloves is advisable when working with Clematis.

    • To pets

      Clematis, which includes 'Pink Fantasy', is toxic to pets such as cats and dogs. The plant contains irritant glycosides which, when ingested, can cause symptoms like excessive drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and at times, mouth irritation leading to a difficulty in swallowing. The severity of the symptoms can vary depending on the amount consumed. It is advisable to keep pets away from Clematis and to seek veterinary help immediately if you suspect that your pet has ingested any part of this plant.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      6-8 feet (1.8-2.4 meters)

    • Spread

      3-4 feet (0.9-1.2 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Attractive Flowers: Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' offers large, pink flowers with a delicate aesthetic that can enhance the appearance of any garden or outdoor space.
    • Vertical Interest: As a climbing plant, it can be trained up trellises, fences, or walls, adding height and dimension to garden designs.
    • Seasonal Color: It blooms predominantly in the summer, providing a seasonal splash of color when many other plants have finished flowering.
    • Wildlife Attraction: The flowers can attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, contributing to the health of your local ecosystem.
    • Versatility: It can be grown in containers or in the ground, making it suitable for a variety of garden sizes and styles.
    • Privacy: When used as a screen, Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' can offer privacy as it covers structures quickly with its dense foliage and flowers.
    • Suitable for Beginners: It is relatively easy to care for, making it a good choice for novice gardeners or those with limited gardening experience.
    • Pruning Flexibility: The plant can tolerate both light and more extensive pruning, allowing gardeners to control its size and shape to some extent.

  • 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 'Pink Fantasy' can be trained to grow on various garden structures like pergolas or arches, providing a vertical dimension of color and texture to garden designs.
    • The long-lasting flowers of the Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' are excellent for cut flower arrangements, adding a touch of elegance and vibrant color to bouquets.
    • Plant enthusiasts can use the seed heads of Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' in dried floral arrangements, as they retain an ornamental quality even after the petals have fallen.
    • Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' can be used as a natural privacy screen when grown densely along a fence or trellis.
    • Photographers can use the vibrant blossoms of Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' as a stunning backdrop or subject for garden photography.
    • The plant can be cultivated for use in ornamental holiday wreaths and garlands, especially when combined with evergreens for contrast.
    • Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' can be grown in large containers on balconies or patios to bring a splash of color to urban outdoor spaces.
    • Gardeners can grow Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' intertwined with other clematis varieties or climbing plants to create a tapestry effect on walls or trellises.
    • The plant can be used to add a focal point in a butterfly or hummingbird garden, as its flowers can attract these pollinators.
    • Artists may find inspiration in the delicate shades and shapes of Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' blooms for paintings, textiles, and other creative designs.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Clematis is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Intelligence and Mental Acuity: Clematis, including the 'Pink Fantasy' variety, often symbolizes cleverness and intellectual prowess, as the plant's intricate vine structure and climbing nature suggest strategic growth and thoughtful progress.
    • Creative Inspiration: The vivid colors and unique form of the 'Pink Fantasy' Clematis inspire creativity, making it a symbol for artistic expression and imaginative endeavors.
    • Ingeniousness: Due to its ability to find its way and adapt to various supports to grow, clematis represents resourcefulness and the capacity to navigate through complex situations.
    • Spiritual Quest: With its upward climbing habit, the 'Pink Fantasy' Clematis is seen as a symbol of seeking higher spiritual states, growth, and enlightenment.
    • Beauty and Aesthetic Appreciation: The delightful pink blossoms of this plant underscore a significance in beauty, refined taste, and appreciation for the lovely things in life.

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

    The Clematis 'Pink Fantasy', or more commonly known as the Pink Clematis, requires consistent moisture. During the growing season, water the plant deeply once a week with about 1 gallon of water, ensuring the soil is moist but not waterlogged. Adjust the amount during periods of high heat or drought by watering twice a week. Avoid wetting the foliage to prevent fungal diseases. In the winter, reduce watering to when the soil feels dry to the touch, as the plant is dormant and needs less moisture.

  • sunLight

    Pink Clematis thrives in a location where it can receive at least six hours of sunlight each day. Morning sunlight with afternoon shade is ideal, or dappled sunlight throughout the day. Position the plant in a spot where the flowers can bask in sunlight while its roots and base are shaded, often achieved by planting lower-growing shrubs or perennials around its base.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Pink Clematis performs best in temperatures ranging from 55 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. It can tolerate winter temperatures down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit but may suffer if the temperature drops below 20 degrees. During hot summers, ensure the roots are kept cool either by mulching or by providing shade to the base of the plant.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune Pink Clematis to promote healthy growth and flowering. Prune in late winter or early spring by removing dead or weak stems, ideally before new growth begins. The Pink Clematis benefits from annual pruning to shape the plant and encourage robust new vines. It's best to identify the type of clematis to determine the extent of pruning, as some varieties bloom on new growth while others on last year's vines.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Clematis 'Pink Fantasy', commonly known as Clematis, thrives best in well-draining soil with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH, ranging from 7.0 to 7.5. A balanced mix of loam, compost, and well-aged manure is ideal to provide the necessary nutrients and support robust growth. Clematis also benefits from a layer of mulch to retain soil moisture and keep roots cool.

  • plantRepotting

    Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' should be repotted every 2 to 3 years to refresh the soil and accommodate root growth. It is essential to handle the roots gently during repotting as they are quite delicate. The best time to repot is in the late winter or early spring just before active growth begins.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' does not require high humidity and can adapt to average outdoor conditions. Ensure that the plant is in a location where it receives good air circulation to reduce the chance of fungal diseases, which can be more prevalent in humid conditions.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place Clematis in a bright spot, support climbers, and keep soil moderately moist.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in sun to part-shade, provide structure for climbing, and mulch root zone.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Clematis 'Pink Fantasy', also commonly known as the Pink Fantasy Clematis, begins its life cycle as a seed, which germinates in spring after experiencing a period of stratification to break dormancy. The plant then emerges as a seedling and quickly develops a root system and foliage, entering a vegetative stage where it invests energy into growth and climbing, often with the support of a trellis or other structure. During the growing season, it undergoes vigorous growth and produces long, climbing stems. By its second or third year, Pink Fantasy Clematis reaches maturity and starts to bloom, usually in late spring to early summer, with its distinctive pink flowers that attract pollinators. After the flowering period, the plant produces seed heads with feathery tails that are dispersed by wind, completing the reproductive stage. The Clematis 'Pink Fantasy' then enters a period of dormancy in late autumn and winter, conserving energy and resources until the next growing season begins.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time


    • The Clematis 'Pink Fantasy', a popular climbing vine, is best propagated in spring or early summer when the plant is actively growing. Among the propagation methods, such as seed, layering, and cuttings, the most popular and successful method is the use of softwood cuttings. To do this, take a 4-6 inch (10-15 cm) cutting from a healthy stem that has not flowered this year. The cutting should include at least two pairs of leaves or nodes. Remove the lower leaves, dip the cut end into rooting hormone, and plant it in a pot filled with a mix of peat and perlite. Place the pot in a warm, bright area but out of direct sun, and keep the soil moist. Roots typically develop in 6-8 weeks, after which the new Clematis can be transplanted into the garden.