Texensis Princess Diana Clematis 'Princess Diana' (T)

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


Clematis 'Princess Diana' is a charming flowering plant known for its unique tulip-shaped flowers. The flowers are typically a vibrant pink color with a subtle paler pink stripe down the middle of each petal, giving it a distinctive and attractive look. They are known to have a graceful, recurved shape, which means the tips of the petals elegantly curve backwards, resembling the profile of a tulip bloom. The petals are smooth and may display a slight sheen, adding to the plant's ornamental value. The leaves of Clematis 'Princess Diana' are mid-green, compound, and divided into leaflets. The arrangement of the leaves gives the plant a lush, green backdrop, against which the pink flowers stand out beautifully. The foliage has a vibrant and healthy appearance, which enhances the overall aesthetics of the plant throughout its blooming period. Clematis 'Princess Diana' has a climbing habit, often supported by trellises, arbors, or fences, enabling the display of its flowers prominently as it grows. The stems are slender and flexible, allowing for easy training and integration into garden designs or against architectural structures. As the plant matures, it may produce fluffy, plume-like seed heads that contribute to the visual interest of the plant even after the blooming season. These seed heads have a silvery appearance, catching the light and adding texture to the garden. Overall, Clematis 'Princess Diana' is a highly ornamental plant, prized for its distinctive tulip-shaped pink flowers and its ability to climb and enhance vertical spaces in the garden. It is a popular choice among gardeners looking to add a splash of color and vertical interest to their outdoor spaces.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Texensis Princess Diana, Princess Diana Clematis

    • Common names

      Clematis 'Princess Diana' (T)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Clematis, including the 'Princess Diana' cultivar, contains compounds that can be toxic when ingested. These compounds may cause mouth irritation, salivation, vomiting, diarrhea, and in some cases, symptoms of dizziness. It is important to handle the plant with care and ensure that children do not consume any part of the plant, as the severity of the symptoms can vary based on the amount consumed.

    • To pets

      Clematis, including the 'Princess Diana' cultivar, is also toxic to pets if ingested. It can cause similar symptoms as in humans, including drooling, vomiting, and diarrhea. In some cases, pets might also show signs of lethargy or agitation. If a pet consumes clematis, it is essential to consult a veterinarian as soon as possible to manage the symptoms and prevent further complications.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      10 feet (3 meters)

    • Spread

      3 feet (1 meter)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Appeal: Clematis 'Princess Diana' offers vibrant pink, tulip-shaped flowers that add aesthetic value to gardens and landscapes.
    • Vertical Interest: Being a climbing plant, it can grow up walls, trellises, and fences, providing vertical interest in garden designs.
    • Seasonal Color: It blooms prolifically from midsummer to early autumn, offering seasonal color when many other plants may not be in bloom.
    • Diversity in Landscaping: The plant can be used to create diverse landscaping designs due to its climbing nature, filling spaces that may otherwise be bare.
    • Wildlife Attraction: The flowers attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, enhancing the biodiversity of the garden environment.
    • Easy To Grow: Clematis 'Princess Diana' is known for being easy to cultivate, requiring minimal care once established.
    • Durability: This variety of Clematis is relatively hardy and can withstand different climatic conditions, making it suitable for various gardens.
    • Space-Saving: As a climber, it takes up minimal ground space, making it ideal for small gardens or areas where ground space is at a premium.
    • Privacy Screen: When grown densely on supports, it can act as a living privacy screen, blocking unwanted views and reducing noise.
    • Year-Round Interest: In addition to its flowers, the plant's foliage and seed heads provide interest outside the blooming season, offering a year-round focal point.

  • 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 'Princess Diana' can be used as a natural dye source—for instance, the flowers may produce subtle greenish-yellow hues on fabrics.
    • This plant's flexible stems can be woven into small decorative wreaths or circlets, adding a touch of green to handmade crafts.
    • With its vigorous growth habit, gardeners can train clematis vines to cover unsightly structures, like old fences or sheds, helping them blend into the landscape.
    • Some artists use pressed clematis flowers in botanical paper making to create unique textures and patterns within the paper.
    • The vines can be used in floral arrangements to add height and a wild, natural look to the composition.
    • When dried, clematis leaves can be used to create a rustic mulch for potted plants, offering an aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional mulches.
    • Clematis canopies can provide a living shelter for garden wildlife, such as birds and beneficial insects, enhancing biodiversity.
    • Enthusiasts of eco-printing can incorporate clematis leaves and flowers into their fabric designs for a unique, natural imprint.
    • The strong vines of clematis can be used in basketry as a binding material in the construction of lightweight baskets or decorative items.
    • During festive seasons, clematis vines can be incorporated into holiday garlands, bringing a touch of greenery to indoor decorations.

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

    • Ingeniousness: The complex structure of Clematis blossoms suggests cleverness and mental sharpness.
    • Artistic Inspiration: The vibrant colors and elegant shape of the 'Princess Diana' Clematis inspire creativity and the pursuit of beauty.
    • Mental Beauty: Associated with the intellect, this plant symbolizes the allure of a sharp mind.
    • Spiritual Awakening: Clematis plants climbing towards the light are often seen as a symbol of reaching for higher realms of consciousness.
    • Faithfulness: With its tendrils holding tightly onto supports, Clematis signifies loyalty and the strength of relationships.

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

    The Clematis 'Princess Diana', or more commonly known as the Texensis Clematis, requires consistent moisture to thrive but should not be overwatered. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry, which typically means providing about 1 gallon of water per week during the growing season. During hot, dry periods, you may need to water more frequently, but always check the soil moisture level first. In winter, reduce watering to prevent waterlogging, as the plant is dormant and needs less moisture. It is best to water deeply and less often, to encourage deep root growth, rather than light sprinklings, which can encourage shallow roots and diminish the plant's drought tolerance.

  • sunLight

    For the Texensis Clematis, the best light conditions include placing it in a spot where the roots are shaded, but the vines and flowers can receive around 6 hours of sunlight daily. A location with morning sun and afternoon shade is ideal, as intense afternoon sun can sometimes be too harsh for the flowers. If the plant is in a particularly hot region, more shade may be necessary to protect it from scorching.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Texensis Clematis prefers temperatures ranging from approximately 50 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. It can survive colder temperatures down to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but growth will be inhibited if the temperature drops below this level. The ideal temperature range ensures the best growth and flowering potential. It is hardy in USDA zones 4 through 9, which indicates it can withstand a freeze if it happens in this range.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning the Texensis Clematis encourages vigorous growth and improves flowering. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Texensis clematis belongs to Pruning Group 3, which means it flowers on the current year's growth and should be cut back to about 12 inches above the ground. This annual hard pruning helps to produce a fuller plant with more blooms. Additionally, remove any dead or weak stems as needed throughout the growing season to maintain plant health.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The Clematis 'Princess Diana', commonly known as the Texensis Clematis, thrives in well-drained, moist soil enriched with compost or well-rotted manure. Aim for a pH between 6.5 and 7.0. A mix containing two-thirds garden soil and one-third organic matter with some perlite for improved drainage is ideal.

  • plantRepotting

    Texensis Clematis, which includes 'Princess Diana', typically doesn’t require frequent repotting. It can be repotted every 3 to 4 years or when it outgrows its current container. Ensure the new pot is larger and has good drainage.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Texensis Clematis plants, including 'Princess Diana', prefer moderate humidity levels but are adaptable to various atmospheric conditions. They do well in the natural humidity found outdoors without specific requirements.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in bright, indirect light and keep soil moist.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun to partial shade, ensure rich soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Clematis 'Princess Diana', commonly known as the Texensis Princess Diana, begins its life cycle with seed germination, which is facilitated by a period of cold stratification. Following germination, the plant enters a vegetative stage, producing a climbing vine with compound leaves. During the growth phase, the plant requires sturdy support to climb, which it does through twining leaf petioles. Once mature, the Clematis 'Princess Diana' produces distinctive tulip-shaped pink flowers during the summer months. After pollination, typically by bees and butterflies, the plant forms seed heads composed of fluffy structures called achenes. In late autumn or winter, the above-ground parts of the plant die back, while the root system remains alive, enabling the plant to regrow and complete its life cycle in the following year.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Clematis 'Princess Diana', commonly known as the Texensis Clematis, can be propagated through semi-hardwood cuttings typically taken in early summer. The most popular way to propagate this plant is by cutting a segment of a stem that includes at least two sets of leaves and a node, from which the new roots will grow. This cutting should be about 4 to 6 inches long (10 to 15 centimeters) and the lower set of leaves must be removed. The cut end is then dipped into rooting hormone powder to encourage root development and planted in a well-draining soil mix. To maintain the required humidity, the pot with the cutting can be covered with a plastic bag or placed in a propagator. Cuttings should be kept in a warm location out of direct sunlight until roots have developed, which can take several weeks. Once the cutting has rooted, it can be transplanted into a larger pot or into the garden to grow on.