Clematis Clematis Shimmer = 'Evipo028' (PBR) (LL)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
clematis [Shimmer]


Clematis Shimmer, with the cultivar name 'Evipo028' often referred to by its Plant Breeders' Rights (PBR) designation, is a visually striking flowering plant. This particular variety of clematis is appreciated for its blooms, which are the standout feature. The flowers are large and boast an opulent display of color. Each petal exudes a delicate gradation of pastel shades, often transitioning elegantly from a creamy base to a soft pink or lavender at the fringes. The petals themselves have a classic clematis shape, broad at the base, tapering to a point, and with a slight wave at the edges, lending a sense of gentle motion. At the center of each flower, a spray of stamens creates a contrasting focal point. These stamens typically have prominent anthers that are darker than the petals, which can be a deep plum or purple color, providing a beautiful contrast to the lighter tones of the petals. The leaves of Clematis Shimmer are not to be overlooked either. They are usually bright green, compound in nature, and provide a lush backdrop for the flowers. The leaves are divided into leaflets, which often have a smooth surface and an elegant, elongated shape with pointed tips. Throughout its blooming period, Clematis Shimmer produces a generous amount of these blossoms, which can cover the plant in a cascade of color and create a spectacular floral display. The overall effect is one of refined beauty, making Clematis Shimmer a sought-after plant for those wishing to add a touch of elegance to their gardens or outdoor spaces.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Clematis Shimmer

    • Common names

      Clematis 'Evipo028'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Clematis, including Clematis Shimmer 'Evipo028', can be toxic to humans if ingested. The plant contains compounds that can cause irritation of the mouth and gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms of clematis poisoning can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and excessive salivation. Contact with the skin may also cause dermatitis in sensitive individuals. It is important to handle this plant with care and to keep it out of reach of children who may accidentally ingest it.

    • To pets

      Clematis, such as the Clematis Shimmer 'Evipo028', is also toxic to pets. Ingestion can lead to similar symptoms as in humans, including vomiting, diarrhea, excessive drooling, and irritation to the mouth and throat. In severe cases, ingestion may result in more serious health complications. Pets, particularly dogs and cats, should be prevented from chewing on or ingesting any part of this plant. If you suspect your pet has ingested clematis, it is advised to contact a veterinarian promptly.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color

      Pale Pink

    • Height

      6-8 feet (1.8-2.4 meters)

    • Spread

      2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Decorative Appeal: Clematis Shimmer boasts striking purple flowers that add aesthetic value to gardens and landscapes.
    • Versatility: It can be used in a variety of garden settings, such as in containers, on trellises, or as part of a border.
    • Long Blooming Period: This variety of Clematis has a long flowering period, providing color and visual interest throughout the growing season.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The blooms can attract bees and butterflies, which are beneficial for pollination in the garden.
    • Compact Growth: Its controlled growth habit makes it suitable for small spaces and prevents it from overwhelming other plants.
    • Easy Pruning: Clematis Shimmer fits into pruning group 3, meaning it is easy to prune as it flowers on new growth.
    • Disease Resistance: This cultivar has been bred for improved resistance to common Clematis diseases.

  • 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 Shimmer can be trained to grow through large shrubs or small trees, adding a new layer of visual interest and color to existing plants in a garden.
    • Training the Clematis Shimmer along a fence can create a living floral barrier that offers privacy and aesthetic appeal throughout its blooming season.
    • This plant can be used in craft projects, such as making wreaths or other floral arrangements, by utilizing its long vines and attractive flowers.
    • Gardeners can grow Clematis Shimmer in hanging baskets, allowing the vines to cascade down for a dramatic and space-saving floral display.
    • The plant can serve as a natural cover for unsightly garden elements, such as compost bins or utility boxes, disguising them with its foliage and blooms.
    • Clematis Shimmer's stems can be trained over pergolas or garden arches to create a floral archway that serves as an enchanting entrance to different garden zones.
    • It can be used as an educational tool in schools or community gardens to teach about plant growth habits, climbing mechanisms, and the importance of pollinators.
    • Incorporating Clematis Shimmer into outdoor living spaces, such as patios or decks, can help create a cozy and inviting atmosphere with its lively colors.
    • You can use the dried seed heads of Clematis Shimmer in dried flower arrangements or as a natural and artistic decoration during the autumn and winter months.
    • For photographers or artists, the Clematis Shimmer provides an excellent subject for studies in light, shadow, and the interaction between natural forms and architectural structures.

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 and Artistry: Clematis 'Shimmer' is often associated with creativity due to its intricate and striking flowers, symbolizing the ability to weave beauty and innovation into one's endeavors.
    • Mental Beauty: With its enchanting appearance, this plant is believed to represent the allure of intellectual thought and the value of a sharp mind.
    • Foresight: The growth pattern of clematis, which includes climbing towards the light, is emblematic of foresight and strategic thinking, as it highlights the importance of planning for the future.

Every 7 to 10 days
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 3 to 4 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Clematis plants, including the Shimmer Clematis, should be watered deeply once a week, providing about one gallon of water per plant. It's important to allow the soil to dry out between waterings to prevent root rot or fungal diseases. In hot or dry weather, you may need to water more frequently to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. During the growing season, watering should be done in the morning to allow foliage to dry out over the day, which helps prevent disease.

  • sunLight

    The Shimmer Clematis thrives best in a location with full sun to partial shade. It should receive at least six hours of sunlight a day, but in very hot climates, some afternoon shade can benefit the plant by protecting it from the intense heat. The ideal spot for planting is an area where it receives morning sunlight and is shielded from the harshest afternoon rays.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Shimmer Clematis performs well in a temperature range between 50 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. It can tolerate a minimum temperature down to about 20 degrees Fahrenheit, making it suitable for many temperate regions. To thrive, Clematis prefers temperatures on the warmer side within this spectrum, but protection from extreme heat or cold may be necessary depending on the local climate conditions.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning is crucial for ensuring a healthy and flowering Shimmer Clematis. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Shimmer Clematis should be cut back to about 12 inches above the ground to remove any dead or weak stems and to stimulate strong new growth. Pruning also helps to maintain a desirable shape and encourages prolific blooming. The best time for pruning is when the plant is dormant, generally between February and March.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Clematis prefers well-draining soil with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5. A good mix for Clematis 'Shimmer' would include loam, compost, and coarse sand or perlite to improve drainage. Mulching can help retain moisture and keep the root zone cool.

  • plantRepotting

    Clematis 'Shimmer' should be repotted every 2 to 3 years, or when it becomes root-bound. Upgrading to a slightly larger pot can encourage continued growth.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Clematis 'Shimmer' is adaptable to a wide range of humidity levels but prefers moderate ambient humidity. It generally does well in outdoor garden settings where humidity is natural and not controlled.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Plant in pot with trellis, bright indirect light, moist soil.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in sun to part-shade, provide support, mulch roots.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Clematis 'Shimmer', also known as 'Evipo028', begins its lifecycle as a dormant bare-root plant or a young plant with minimal foliage when planted in the ground or a container. It emerges from dormancy in spring with shoots that rapidly grow and climb, ideally requiring a support structure. During late spring to early summer, it produces its first flush of pale blue to lilac flowers that adorn the vine. After the initial blossoming, the plant may produce a second, albeit less prolific, flower display in late summer or early fall. Throughout the growing season, it also develops compound green leaves that provide a backdrop to its blooms. As winter approaches, the Clematis 'Shimmer' enters into dormancy again, with the above-ground portions dying back, while the root system remains alive to restart the cycle with the advent of the next spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Clematis Shimmer, a patented variety known for its delicate flowers, is typically propagated through cuttings. This popular method involves selecting a healthy stem with several sets of leaves, cutting it just below a node using sharp, sterilized shears, and removing the leaves from the lower half of the cutting. The cut end is then dipped in rooting hormone to enhance root development and planted in moist, well-draining potting mix. The cutting should be placed in a warm environment with indirect light and covered with a plastic bag or a propagator to maintain humidity. Roots typically develop within 4 to 6 weeks, after which the new clematis can be gradually acclimatized to ambient conditions before transplanting.