Clematis Wisley Clematis Wisley = 'Evipo001' (PBR) (Vt)

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


Clematis Wisley, often known as the 'Wisley' Clematis, presents a striking appearance in gardens and landscapes with its vibrant flowers. This plant is notable for its large, star-shaped blooms which tend to cover the vine in a profusion of color during its blooming season. The petals of the 'Wisley' Clematis are typically a rich, velvety purple, and they can sometimes have a slightly lighter bar running through the middle, giving the flowers an impressive two-tone effect. These petals are slightly recurved and textured, creating a sense of depth and complexity in the flower's form. The blossoms' centers are adorned with a tuft of creamy yellow stamens, which contrast beautifully with the purple petals and attract pollinators. Moreover, the foliage of the 'Wisley' Clematis provides a lush green backdrop to its showy flowers, with leaves that are often bright green, smooth, and composed of leaflets that are arranged in a spiraling pattern up the vines. This greenery adds to the ornamental value of the plant throughout the growing season, even when the vine is not in bloom. Given that the plant maintains an attractive appearance even when not flowering, it's a popular choice for trellises, arbors, and as a backdrop for other plants in a garden setting. The overall effect of the 'Wisley' Clematis, with its striking flowers and graceful foliage, is one of elegant beauty and charm, making it a desirable addition to many outdoor spaces.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Wisley Clematis.

    • Common names

      Clematis Wisley 'Evipo001' (PBR) (Vt)

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The Clematis, commonly referred to as the Clematis Wisley, can be toxic to humans if ingested. Its toxic principle is an irritant compound called protoanemonin, which is released when the plant's tissues are chewed or bruised. Symptoms of clematis poisoning may include mouth pain, salivation, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and in severe cases, symptoms of mouth ulcers and inflammation of the digestive system. Handling the plant may also cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals. It is crucial to avoid ingesting any part of the Clematis and to wash hands after handling the plant.

    • To pets

      The Clematis, often known as the Clematis Wisley, is poisonous to pets if consumed. It contains protoanemonin, an irritant glycoside that can cause symptoms such as drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and in severe cases, possible seizures or hepatotoxicity when ingested. Pets that consume any part of the plant may exhibit signs of poisoning and should receive immediate veterinary attention. Avoid allowing pets to chew or ingest any part of the clematis plant to prevent the risk of toxicity.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color

      Light purple

    • Height

      6-8 feet (1.8-2.4 meters)

    • Spread

      3-4 feet (0.9-1.2 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area

      Hybrid cultivar, no specific native area


  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Decorative Appeal: Clematis Wisley features visually attractive flowers, enhancing the aesthetic value of gardens and outdoor spaces.
    • Versatility: This plant is suitable for growing up trellises, walls, pergolas, and through trees, offering a variety of landscaping uses.
    • Seasonal Interest: Clematis Wisley produces flowers that bloom from late spring to early fall, providing extended interest throughout the growing season.
    • Compact Growth: With its controlled growth habit, it is ideal for smaller gardens or containers where space is limited.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers of this clematis attract bees and butterflies, promoting biodiversity in the garden.
    • Easy Pruning: Group 2 Clematis classification means it requires only light pruning, making it easy to maintain for most gardeners.
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  • 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

    • Photography backdrops: The Clematis Wisley's vibrant flowers can provide a stunning, natural background for outdoor portrait photography.
    • Artistic inspiration: Artists may use the distinct shapes and colors of Clematis Wisley blooms as inspiration for paintings, illustrations, and fabric designs.
    • Natural dye: The petals of Clematis Wisley could potentially be used to create natural dyes for textiles or crafting.
    • Educational tool: Horticultural schools and garden clubs can use Clematis Wisley as a live specimen to study pruning techniques and climbing plant support structures.
    • Container gardening: Perfect for small spaces and patios, Clematis Wisley can thrive in large pots, adding vertical interest to container gardens.
    • Habitat creation: When allowed to grow on fences or in garden spaces, Clematis Wisley provides shelter and potential nesting sites for small birds and insects.
    • Creative trellising: Gardeners can use Clematis Wisley to experiment with creative trellising ideas, such as shaping it into unique forms or patterns.
    • Seasonal celebrations: The flowers of Clematis Wisley can be woven into garlands or wreaths to decorate for spring and summer festivities.
    • Privacy screening: With sufficient growth, Clematis Wisley can be trained to cover trellises or pergolas, offering a natural privacy screen for gardens or patios.
    • Theme gardens: Integrating Clematis Wisley into a themed garden, such as a Victorian-style or cottage garden, to enhance the overall aesthetic and color scheme.

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

    • Intelligence: Clematis, often associated with mental prowess, symbolizes the intellectual way it climbs and intertwines with structures and other plants, showing resourcefulness and ingenuity.
    • Perseverance: The clematis's climbing nature and ability to adapt to various conditions reflects the trait of perseverance, encouraging one to keep striving to overcome obstacles.
    • Beauty: With its striking and vibrant flowers, the clematis represents beauty and aesthetics, which is often associated with the visual pleasure these plants provide in gardens.
    • Artistic Inspiration: Due to its ornate and intricate blossoms, the clematis is thought to symbolize inspiration, particularly in the realm of art and creative expression, as it stimulates the senses and the mind.

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

    Clematis, also known by its common name "Queen of the Climbers," requires consistent moisture, so it should be watered about once a week to maintain evenly moist soil. During periods of drought or extreme heat, the watering frequency should increase to twice a week. When watering, it is important to avoid wetting the foliage, so aim the water directly at the base of the plant. Slow, deep watering is recommended; approximately one gallon of water per week should suffice, but this may need to be adjusted based on local weather conditions and soil drainage.

  • sunLight

    Queen of the Climbers thrives in conditions where it can receive at least six hours of sunlight daily. The best spot for this Clematis is one where its roots are shaded by mulch or other plants, but where its vines can grow upward into the sunlight. Partial shade is also acceptable, especially in regions with very hot summer afternoons; in such cases, morning sun and afternoon shade are ideal.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Queen of the Climbers prefers a moderate climate and can withstand a temperature range from approximately 40 degrees Fahrenheit up to around 85 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it performs best when the temperatures are between 55 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. As a hardy plant, it can survive occasional dips below freezing, but extended periods of extreme cold below 40 degrees Fahrenheit may damage the plant.

  • scissorsPruning

    The Queen of the Climbers benefits from pruning to encourage vigorous growth and enhance flowering. This Clematis is in pruning group two, which means it should be lightly pruned in late winter or early spring. Remove dead and weak stems before new growth begins, and after the first flush of flowers, you can prune lightly to shape the plant and promote a second bloom period.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Clematis requires well-draining soil with a pH between 6.5 and 7.5. A good mix for Clematis includes two parts garden soil, one part well-rotted compost, and one part gritty material like perlite to aid drainage.

  • plantRepotting

    Clematis are typically repotted every 2 to 3 years or when it becomes root-bound. Spring is the best time for repotting this climber to minimize stress on the plant.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Clematis plants prefer a moderate humidity level. They thrive outdoors where they can receive natural air circulation rather than striving to maintain specific indoor humidity levels.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright indirect light and cool roots with mulch or pebbles.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun to part shade, with roots shaded and cool.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Clematis 'Wisley', a variety of Clematis viticella, begins its life cycle as a seed, which after germination, develops into a young plant with a climbing habit. It progresses to a vegetative stage where stems elongate, leaves expand, and the root system strengthens to support the plant. As the plant matures, it enters the flowering stage, usually from midsummer to early fall, showcasing star-shaped blooms that can be pruned for shape and size once flowering has finished. After the blooming period, seeds are produced and dispersed, which can lead to new plants if conditions are favorable. During the winter, Clematis 'Wisley' becomes dormant, with above-ground growth dying back, especially in colder climates, but it will resprout from the root system when the weather warms in spring. This cycle of growth, blooming, and dormancy repeats annually throughout the plant's life span.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to early summer

    • The most popular method of propagation for the Clematis, commonly known as the 'Clematis Wisley', involves taking semi-hardwood cuttings in summer when the plant is actively growing. Select a healthy, non-flowering shoot and cut a length of about 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm), just below a leaf joint. Strip the lower leaves, dip the cut end in rooting hormone to encourage root growth, and then insert the cutting into a pot filled with a well-draining potting mix. Cover the pot with a plastic bag or place it in a propagator to maintain humidity. Place the pot in a bright, indirect light area and keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Roots typically develop within several weeks, after which the new plants can be gradually acclimatized to outside conditions before being planted out in their permanent positions.