Clematis Clematis 'Rosea' (I)

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


Clematis 'Rosea' is known for its ornamental beauty, characterized by a profusion of delicate pink flowers that grace the plant through its blooming season. Each flower has a soft, almost romantic hue, with a nodding habit that adds a sense of gentle motion when swayed by a breeze. The petals are slightly ruffled at the edges, giving them a textured appearance, and they typically feature a more vivid, darker pink stripe running down the center, adding depth and visual interest. The flowers are not singular, but rather, they come in clusters that create a charming, bountiful effect. The leaves of Clematis 'Rosea' are typically bright to dark green, providing a fresh and lush backdrop to the display of pink blooms. The foliage tends to be compound with leaflets that have smooth to slightly toothed margins, adding a nice contrast to the rounded forms of the flowers. When well-cared-for, the plant presents a lush, verdant appearance that supports the cascade of pink blossoms. Overall, the appearance of Clematis 'Rosea' makes it a favored choice among gardeners looking to add a splash of soft color and cascading floral abundance to their gardens, arbors, or trellises. The intertwining of the stems, leaves, and flowers creates an impression of an enchanting, living tapestry that can enhance any outdoor space.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Pink Clematis, Rose Clematis

    • Common names

      Clematis 'Rosea' (I)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Clematis, specifically the Clematis 'Rosea', may have toxic properties if ingested. It contains compounds that can cause irritation of the mouth and digestive system. Symptoms of poisoning from ingesting parts of the clematis plant can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and excessive salivation. Contact with the skin may also cause dermatitis in some individuals.

    • To pets

      Clematis, including the Clematis 'Rosea', can also be toxic to pets if ingested. The plant can cause similar symptoms in pets as in humans, such as vomiting, diarrhea, hypersalivation, and possibly irritations of the mouth or throat. It is important to prevent pets from chewing on or ingesting this plant due to these potential adverse 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

    • Ornamental Value: Clematis 'Rosea' adds visual interest to gardens with its pink flowers.
    • Versatility: Can be grown on trellises, fences, or as ground cover.
    • Attracts Pollinators: Flowers provide nectar for bees and butterflies.
    • Seasonal Interest: Offers spring to early summer blooms, and some varieties have attractive seed heads in autumn.
    • Screening: Can be used to provide privacy or hide unsightly structures.
    • Companion Planting: Pairs well with other plants, adding height and texture to mixed borders.
    • Easy Propagation: Can be propagated from cuttings, allowing gardeners to create more plants affordably.
    • Soil Adaptability: Grows in a variety of soil types, though it prefers well-drained soils.
    • Drought Tolerance: Mature plants have some tolerance to drought conditions.
    • Creative Gardening: Suitable for themed gardens, like cottage or Victorian gardens.

  • 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

    • Crafting natural dyes: Clematis petals, particularly from the 'Rosea', can be used to create soft pink or light purple dyes for fabrics and yarns.
    • Insect deterrent: Some gardeners use the crushed leaves of the Clematis in their gardens to help deter unwanted insects from their other plants.
    • Floral art: The climbing nature and delicate flowers of the Clematis 'Rosea' make it an exquisite addition to floral arrangements and installations.
    • Photography prop: The aesthetic appeal of Clematis 'Rosea' with its pink blooms make it a popular choice for garden photographers and plant influencers.
    • Educational resource: The complex structure of Clematis 'Rosea' flowers can be used to teach botany students about plant morphology.
    • Screening: When grown on trellises, the dense foliage of the Clematis 'Rosea' can provide privacy and screen unsightly views in gardens and patios.
    • Livestock forage: In some regions, the leaves of Clematis species are used as fodder for goats and other browsing livestock (care should be taken, as some Clematis species can be toxic).
    • Erosion control: The vigorous growth habit of the Clematis can help stabilize soil and control erosion on slopes and banks.
    • Garden design: The Clematis 'Rosea' can be used for vertical gardening, adding height and color to garden beds and landscape designs.
    • Container gardening: This Clematis can be grown in large pots or containers, making it useful for those with limited gardening space.

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 plants are often associated with intelligence and the ability to think quickly, as their sprawling vines suggest flexibility and rapid growth.
    • Creativity: The intricate and ornate flowers of the Clematis 'Rosea' symbolize a burst of creativity and the blossoming of new ideas.
    • Spiritual Aspiration: The upward growth pattern of the clematis can be seen as a metaphor for spiritual enlightenment or striving towards higher realms of consciousness.
    • Beauty: With its delicate pink flowers, the Clematis 'Rosea' represents loveliness and admiration for the beauty found in nature.
    • Ingenious Entrapment: Climbing plants like the clematis have the ability to wrap around structures and other plants, which can be symbolically linked to wit and the clever strategy of entwining or capturing someone's attention.

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

    The Clematis, also known by its common name "Pink Clematis," prefers to be watered with a thorough soaking, allowing the soil near the roots to become moist but not soggy. During active growth in the spring and summer, water it once weekly with about 1 gallon per plant, adjusting for rainfall, to maintain evenly moist soil. In the cooler months, reduce the frequency but do not allow the soil to completely dry out. Always check the top inch of soil for dryness before watering again to avoid overwatering. It is important to avoid getting water on the foliage as this can promote fungal diseases.

  • sunLight

    Pink Clematis thrives in a location where it can receive at least six hours of sunlight per day. It is ideal to plant it in a spot that gets morning sunlight and afternoon shade, especially in hotter climates, to protect it from the intense heat of the day. These clematis can also do well with bright, indirect light if very strong direct sun in the peak of summer is an issue.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Pink Clematis will thrive in a range of temperatures and can tolerate a minimum temperature of about 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but ideally should not be subjected to extended periods of extreme cold. They enjoy a temperate climate and perform best with daytime temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, while cooler evening temperatures can help promote vigorous growth and flowering.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning Pink Clematis is important to promote vigorous growth and flowering. They should be pruned in late winter or early spring, removing dead or weak stems and cutting back the remaining stems to a pair of strong buds. In general, Pink Clematis benefits from pruning one-third to one-half of its height, depending on the vigor of the plant. This pruning method helps stimulate new growth and better blooms during its flowering season.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The Pink Clematis prefers well-drained soil with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH level, between 7.0 and 7.5. A good soil mix can be created using equal parts of garden soil, compost, and well-rotted manure or perlite to improve drainage. Adding lime can help achieve the desirable pH if the soil is too acidic.

  • plantRepotting

    Pink Clematis typically does not require frequent repotting as it is a perennial vine. It should be repotted only if it outgrows its container or if the soil becomes exhausted, which might occur every 3 to 4 years. Carefully transplant to minimize root disturbance.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Pink Clematis plants fare well in average garden humidity conditions. They do not require high humidity; maintaining regular outdoor humidity levels is sufficient for their growth.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright light, cool temps, and train on a trellis.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in sun to part shade, train on structure, mulch roots.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Clematis 'Rosea', commonly known as Pink Clematis, begins its life cycle as a seed, which germinates in moist, well-draining soil, typically in spring or early summer. Once the seedling emerges, it enters a period of vegetative growth, developing a robust root system and climbing stems with opposite, compound leaves. Following an establishment phase, Pink Clematis starts to produce its distinctive pink flowers from late spring to early autumn, attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies. After pollination, the plant forms seed heads that consist of feathery, plume-like structures, which mature and disperse seeds to start a new generation. In cold climates, Pink Clematis may die back to the ground in winter, entering a period of dormancy, but in milder regions, it may retain some of its foliage year-round. With each subsequent year, the plant increases in size and flowering capacity, typically reaching full maturity within two to four years.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Clematis 'Rosea', commonly known as Pink Clematis, is often propagated through layering, which is a popular method due to its simplicity and effectiveness. This technique is typically performed in late winter or early spring before the onset of new growth. To propagate by layering, a low growing, flexible stem is bent to the ground and a portion of it is buried in the soil while still attached to the parent plant. The buried section should be nicked slightly and treated with rooting hormone to encourage root development. The point of contact with the soil is often pinned down or secured with a stone, and the stem is then covered with soil to a depth of approximately 4 inches (about 10 centimeters). The layered stem will develop roots at the point of soil contact and can be severed from the parent plant and transplanted once it has established a sufficient root system, which usually takes a full growing season.