Clematis Super Night Clematis Super Night = 'Zo11112' (Vt)
Clematis Super Night, known commonly as just Clematis, is a striking flowering vine known for its vibrant and colorful appearance. Its blossoms are the standout feature, typically displaying an intense, velvety shade of purple or deep violet. The flowers are large and rounded, with a generous number of petals that overlap slightly, giving them a full and lavish look. Each petal has a plush, almost regal texture that beckons touch, and they may sometimes exhibit a slight sheen, catching the light and adding to the dramatic impact of the blossoms. The center of each flower is marked by a prominent tuft of stamen, which can range from creamy yellow to a pale green hue, providing a lovely contrast against the darker petals. The foliage of the Clematis is equally attractive, composed of bright green, glossy leaves that provide a lush backdrop to the flowers. The leaves are typically compound, with several leaflets arranged in a striking, symmetrical pattern that adds to the overall aesthetic appeal of the plant. The Clematis Super Night's bloom period is generous, typically presenting its spectacular floral display throughout the warmer months of the year. This adds a prolonged period of visual interest wherever the vine is grown. Its ability to climb supports such as trellises or arbors contributes to its utility in garden design, allowing it to provide vertical accents and contribute to the layering of garden spaces with color and texture. Overall, the Clematis Super Night exudes elegance and drama, making it a highly coveted choice for garden enthusiasts seeking to infuse their outdoor space with a touch of opulence and vibrant, living color.
About this plant
Clematis Super Night.
Clematis Super Night = 'Zo11112' (Vt).
Clematis, including the cultivar Super Night, can be toxic if ingested. It contains compounds called glycosides, which can lead to symptoms of toxicity. In humans, the consumption of large quantities of clematis can cause severe digestive upset, including symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and salivation. In addition to gastrointestinal distress, people may experience a burning sensation in the mouth or throat and ulcers of the oral mucosa. It's important to handle clematis with care, as its sap can also irritate the skin and eyes.
Clematis, which applies to the Super Night variant as well, is also toxic to pets, including cats and dogs. Similar to humans, ingestion of clematis can cause symptoms of poisoning in pets such as drooling, vomiting, and diarrhea. More severe signs of poisoning could potentially include weakness, trembling, or seizures if a significant quantity of the plant is consumed. Given its potential to cause digestive and nervous system effects, pet owners should prevent animals from accessing and ingesting any part of clematis plants.
Color of leaves
6-8 feet (1.8-2.4 meters)
2-4 feet (0.6-1.2 meters)
- General Benefits
- Ornamental Appeal: The Clematis Super Night has striking deep purple flowers that add aesthetic value to gardens and landscapes.
- Vertical Interest: As a climbing vine, it can be trained on trellises, fences, and walls, utilizing vertical space and creating interesting garden features.
- Pollinator Friendly: The large, vivid blooms attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, supporting local ecosystems.
- Long Blooming: It typically has a long blooming period, from late spring to early autumn, providing sustained color in the garden.
- Easy Pruning: Group 3 clematis like Super Night are easy to prune, simply cut back hard at the end of winter before growth begins.
- Versatility: It can be used in a variety of garden settings, including borders, containers, and as a ground cover if allowed to sprawl.
- Seasonal Interest: In addition to flowers, it can bear attractive seed heads that offer visual interest even after the blooming season.
- Space Efficient: Ideal for smaller gardens where ground space is limited as it grows upwards rather than outwards.
- Medical Properties
This plant is not used for medical purposes.
- Air-purifying Qualities
This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.
- Other Uses
- Clematis Super Night can be used in dark-themed gardens to accentuate the dramatic contrasts with its deep purple flowers.
- The plant can be trained to grow on sculptures and art installations, creating a living piece of art.
- In educational settings, this variety of clematis can be used to teach plant breeding and cultivar development.
- The Clematis Super Night can serve as a natural backdrop for outdoor photography, providing a rich and lush background.
- A fence or wall covered in Clematis Super Night can function as a privacy screen in small city gardens.
- This variety can be used in moon gardens, where white and light-colored plants are used to catch the moonlight, due to its ability to contrast the brighter shades.
- Clematis Super Night's vines can be used to create living curtains on a pergola or trellis, offering both shade and beauty.
- The intricate flowers of Clematis Super Night can be used as a source of inspiration for artists and designers, particularly for patterns and textiles.
- In weddings or other celebrations, the vines and flowers can be used as natural décor, winding around arches or table settings.
- The plant can be used in theater and film productions to create authentic and visually appealing set pieces that require lush, climbing foliage.
- Feng Shui
The Clematis is not used in Feng Shui practice.
- Zodiac Sign Compitability
The Clematis is not used in astrology practice.
- Plant Symbolism
- Ingeniousness and Cleverness: Clematis plants are known for their ability to cleverly climb and adapt to their surroundings, thus symbolizing the ability to think creatively to overcome challenges.
- Mental Beauty: The vivid and diverse blooms of the Clematis plant remind us of the importance of mental beauty and the stimulation of intellectual thought.
- Unfailing Spirit: The ability of Clematis to climb and reach for the sky suggests an unfailing spirit and the determination to aim high in one's aspirations.
- Safety and Protection: Often used to cover walls and fences, Clematis can be seen as a symbol of safeguarding one's domain, providing a shield from the outside world.
- Artistic Inspiration: With its striking flowers and elegant presence, Clematis is also synonymous with artistic inspiration, encouraging one to pursue creative endeavors.
The Clematis 'Super Night' prefers consistent moisture, so it's best to water it when the top inch of soil feels dry. Generally, this means watering deeply once a week with about 1 gallon of water, but this can vary depending on climate conditions and soil type. During hot or dry periods, you may need to water more frequently to maintain moisture levels. Avoid overhead watering to prevent fungal diseases; instead, water at the base of the plant. During the winter, when the plant is dormant, reduce watering but do not let the soil become completely dry.
The Clematis 'Super Night' thrives best in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. Plant it in a spot where it can enjoy at least six hours of sunlight each day for optimal growth and flowering. However, it is important to protect the root zone from intense heat by shading it or mulching, as Clematis prefers its "feet" to be cool and the "head" in the sun.
Clematis 'Super Night' can tolerate a range of temperatures but performs best when the environment stays between 50°F and 75°F. It can survive temperatures as low as about 20°F and as high as 85°F, but extreme temperatures outside of the ideal range can impact its growth and flowering. Providing a stable temperature environment will ensure the best performance of your Clematis 'Super Night'.
Clematis 'Super Night' benefits from pruning to promote healthy growth and bountiful blooms. Prune in late winter or early spring, cutting back the plant to a set of strong buds about 1 foot above the ground. This will encourage new growth and flowering. Prune again lightly after the initial flush of blooms to shape the plant and stimulate a second bloom period in some varieties.
Clematis, often called the 'Queen of Climbers', thrives in well-draining, moisture-retentive soil with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH, around 6.5 to 7.5. A mixture of loamy soil, compost, and a handful of lime to adjust pH is often suitable. Ensure the top of the root ball is just below the soil surface and mulch to keep the roots cool.
Clematis should generally be repotted every 2 to 3 years to prevent becoming root-bound and to replenish nutrients in the soil. It's best to repot in late winter or early spring before active growth begins.
- Humidity & Misting
Clematis prefers outdoor conditions where it can receive natural humidity. However, if grown in particularly dry indoor conditions, maintaining a humidity level between 50-70% would be ideal. Avoid creating overly humid conditions as it may encourage fungal diseases.
- Suitable locations
Plant Clematis in a container with a trellis near a sunny window; rotate periodically.
Plant Clematis in well-draining soil; provide support for climbing; mulch roots.
- Life cycle
Clematis 'Super Night', also known as 'Zo11112' begins its life cycle as a seed, which when sown germinates to produce a small seedling. The seedling then develops a root system and foliage as it enters the vegetative stage, during which it focuses on growth. As it matures, it progresses to the flowering stage, which is marked by the production of large, dark purple, almost black flowers that are notable for this cultivar, typically blooming in late spring to early summer. After pollination, if successful, the plant produces fruits containing seeds, completing its reproductive cycle. In a perennial pattern, the Clematis 'Super Night' will enter a period of dormancy during the colder months, with the above-ground portion dying back, and then it will regrow from the root system when the conditions become favorable in the following spring. The cycle repeats annually, with the plant growing larger and producing more blooms with each successive year.
Clematis Super Night = 'Zo11112' (Vt), commonly known as clematis, is most commonly propagated through layering, which is typically done in spring or early summer. This involves bending a low-growing, flexible stem to the ground and covering a portion of it with soil, leaving the tip exposed. The buried section of the stem, once in contact with moist soil, will begin to develop roots. After a season or two, when a good root system has been established, the new plant can be severed from the parent and transplanted to a desired location. This method is favored as it allows the new plant to benefit from the parent's resources, thus increasing its chances of survival.