Clematis Clematis 'Rosamunde' (LL)

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


Clematis 'Rosamunde' is a striking flowering plant renowned for its large, vibrant blooms. The flowers are particularly eye-catching with their lush pink petals that are often accented with a deeper pink or magenta bar running down the center. The petals are rounded with a slightly wavy edge, giving them a graceful, ruffled appearance. At the heart of each flower, a prominent tuft of creamy yellow stamen adds a dramatic contrast, drawing the eye and providing a focal point for the bloom. The leaves of Clematis 'Rosamunde' are equally attractive, presenting as deep green and glossy. They are typically arranged in pairs along the stems, each leaf composed of smaller leaflets which give the foliage a feathery texture. This creates a lush backdrop that enhances the overall beauty of the flowers. This plant is a climber, using tendrils to wrap around structures and support itself as it grows. It is often seen adorning fences, trellises, or pergolas, where it adds vertical interest and color to the garden. The generous blossoming of the Clematis 'Rosamunde' makes it a highlight in any outdoor space where it's allowed to showcase its ornate flowers.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Queen of the Vines, Clematis

    • Common names

      Clematis 'Rosamunde' (LL)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Clematis, which includes the 'Rosamunde' variety, can be toxic to humans if ingested. The plant contains irritating glycosides, which can cause gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting and diarrhea. In some cases, the ingestion of large amounts of plant material can lead to more serious symptoms including salivation, mouth ulcers, and difficulty swallowing due to irritation of the mucous membranes.

    • To pets

      Clematis, including the 'Rosamunde' variety, is also toxic to pets. Ingestion can lead to similar symptoms as in humans, such as drooling, vomiting, and diarrhea. More severe cases of poisoning can cause ataxia and seizures in pets. It's important for pet owners to prevent their animals from chewing on or ingesting this plant to avoid these toxic effects.

  • 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

    • Aesthetic Appeal: Adds vibrant color and visual interest to gardens with its large, deep pink flowers.
    • Versatility: Can be grown on trellises, fences, or arbors, and used in landscapes for vertical gardening.
    • Wildlife Attraction: Attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies, enhancing biodiversity.
    • Privacy: When grown on structures, it can provide a natural, decorative screen offering some privacy.
    • Shade: Provides shade when trained over pergolas or other garden structures.
    • Seasonal Interest: Offers changing interest throughout its blooming period, typically from late spring to early autumn.
    • Compact Growth: Suitable for smaller gardens due to its manageable size and climbing habit.
    • Cultural Significance: Often used in ornamental gardening and has been bred for desirable horticultural traits.
    • Low Maintenance: Once established, requires relatively low care, making it a good choice for gardeners of all skill levels.

  • 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 'Rosamunde' can be used in the art of bonsai to create miniature landscapes, where its vine-like growth can be trained and shaped over time.
    • The strong vines of clematis can be woven into living fences or privacy screens, blending practical function with garden aesthetics.
    • Pressed flower crafts can include clematis flowers, preserving their beauty in bookmarks, cards, or framed artworks.
    • Clematis vine structures can be used in outdoor garden installations or sculptures, adding a dynamic, natural element to the piece.
    • The plant's climbing habit can be utilized to create shade by training it over pergolas or arbors in sunny garden spots.
    • In educational gardens, clematis can be used to demonstrate vertical gardening techniques and the importance of plant support systems.
    • This plant serves as an inspiration for artists and designers, who might echo its forms and colors in textiles, wallpaper, or other decorative elements.
    • Clematis petals can be used to naturally dye fabrics or papers, yielding soft colors that are reflective of their original hue.
    • The vine's ability to cover unsightly structures quickly makes it ideal for refurbishing old fences or adding life to bare walls without the need for paint.
    • As part of sensory gardens, clematis provides a tactile experience due to its varied textures, from leathery leaves to silky flowers.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    Clematis is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    Clematis is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Ingenuity or Artifice: Clematis vines, including 'Rosamunde', are known for their climbing ability, which requires intelligence and ingenuity. They represent cleverness and the ability to find creative solutions to problems.
    • Mental Beauty: With its beautiful flowers, the clematis symbolizes the beauty that can come from the cultivated intellect. 'Rosamunde' with its vibrant blooms translates this into the realm of thoughts and the mind.
    • Spiritual Questing: The 'Rosamunde' clematis, as with other clematis, often symbolizes aspiration and spiritualism due to its tendency to grow upwards, striving for the sky, which could represent the quest for higher understanding.

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

    Clematis, commonly known as 'Queen of the Vines', should be watered deeply once a week, providing about one gallon of water each time. The soil surrounding the plant should be kept consistently moist but not saturated, making sure to water directly at the base to avoid wetting the foliage. During the growing season, and especially in times of drought, it may be necessary to increase watering frequency. However, in winter, reduce watering to prevent the roots from sitting in overly damp soil.

  • sunLight

    Clematis thrives best with its roots in shade and its foliage in the sun. Therefore, it's ideal to plant it where the roots are shaded by other plants or a mulch, but where the vine itself can receive at least six hours of sunlight per day. A spot with morning sunlight and afternoon shade can help protect the plant from the harsh midday sun.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Clematis 'Rosamunde' fares well in temperate climates and can handle temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit and as high as 80 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal growth. It is essential to protect the plant from extreme cold and frost, as prolonged exposure to temperatures below 20 degrees Fahrenheit can damage or kill the vine.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Clematis encourages vigorous growth and flowering. For the 'Rosamunde' Clematis, which is in pruning group 2, lightly prune in late winter or early spring, removing dead or weak stems and cutting back to just above a pair of strong buds. Additionally, after the initial flush of flowers, you can cut back some stems to encourage a second bloom in late summer or early fall.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Clematis, commonly known as 'Rosamunde', prefers a well-draining soil mix with a pH close to neutral (6.5-7.0). An ideal mix would be one part garden soil, one part compost, and one part gritty material like perlite or sand to ensure good drainage and aeration. Mulching can help keep the roots cool and moist.

  • plantRepotting

    Clematis 'Rosamunde' typically needs repotting every 2 to 3 years to revitalize the soil and provide space for expanding roots. Be gentle when repotting to avoid damaging the root system, and take care to keep the root collar at the same depth as it was in the previous pot.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Clematis 'Rosamunde' thrives best in outdoor garden settings where it can receive natural humidity without needing specific humidity levels. However, if grown in very dry areas, an occasional misting might be beneficial, especially during hot summers where humidity is low.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide support, high light, and cool roots for best growth.

    • Outdoor

      Full sun to part shade, mulched roots; install a climbing support.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Clematis 'Rosamunde', also known as Clematis 'Rosamunde' (LL), begins its life cycle as a dormant, bare-root plant or from a nursery-potted seedling. It then enters a vegetative stage where it rapidly develops roots, stems, and leaves, vigorously climbing or spreading depending on the support provided. The plant progresses to its flowering stage in late spring to early summer, producing large, vibrant pinkish-mauve flowers that attract pollinators. After blooming, if properly pollinated, it may form seed heads that mature by late summer or autumn, containing seeds that can be dispersed by wind. Through autumn and into winter, the plant enters a period of dormancy, where above-ground growth dies back, especially after a hard frost, while the roots remain alive in the soil to survive the cold. The following spring, the Clematis 'Rosamunde' regenerates from its root system, starting the cycle anew with fresh growth and renewed blooming.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to early summer

    • The most popular method of propagation for Clematis 'Rosamunde', commonly known as clematis, is by taking semi-hardwood cuttings. This is typically done in late summer. Cuttings should be about 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) long and taken from stems that are not flower-bearing. Cut just below a leaf node, and remove the lower leaves. Dip the base of the cutting in rooting hormone to encourage root development. Plant the cutting in a pot filled with a mixture of peat and perlite, ensuring at least two nodes are buried. Cover the pot with a plastic bag to maintain humidity and place it in indirect light. Roots will generally form in a few weeks, after which the new clematis can be transplanted outdoors when weather conditions are appropriate.