Clematis Clematis tubulosa 'Wyevale' (H)
Clematis 'Wyevale' is an ornamental climbing plant known for its striking flowers and lush foliage. The flowers of 'Wyevale' are particularly eye-catching, they have a tubular shape, and present a lovely shade of deep blue to violet. These blossoms often appear in a profusion that creates a spectacular floral display throughout the blooming period. The individual petals are elongated and slightly recurved, adding a sense of depth and texture to the overall appearance of each flower. Contrasting pleasantly with the flowers, the leaves of Clematis 'Wyevale' have a bright green hue and are composed of multiple leaflets, which are arranged in a pinnate fashion. The foliage usually maintains its vibrant coloration throughout the growing season, providing a lush backdrop to the colorful flowers. The stems of this clematis are wiry and capable of twining around supports, which enables the plant to climb and cover structures such as trellises, arbors, or fences. As the plant matures, the stems can become quite woody at the base, offering support for the new growth that emerges each year. Additionally, Clematis 'Wyevale' is deciduous, meaning that it sheds its leaves annually. However, before they drop in the fall, the leaves may turn to attractive yellow hues, briefly adding a splash of autumn color to the garden.
About this plant
Hyacinth Clematis, Tube Clematis
Clematis heracleifolia 'Wyevale', Clematis tubulosa var. wyevale.
The Clematis, including the variety 'Wyevale', can cause digestive problems if ingested by humans. It contains compounds that can have a strong irritant effect on the stomach and intestines, leading to symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and excessive salivation. Contact with skin may also result in mild irritation or dermatitis in sensitive individuals. The severity of symptoms can vary based on the quantity ingested and individual sensitivity.
Clematis, known to many as simply the 'Wyevale' variety in this case, is toxic to pets such as cats and dogs. Ingesting the plant can cause symptoms such as drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and possible mouth irritation due to the presence of irritant glycosides. More severe poisoning could lead to more dramatic symptoms such as ataxia (loss of control of body movements) although this is uncommon. Pet owners should contact a veterinarian promptly if they suspect their pet has ingested any part of a Clematis plant.
Color of leaves
6-8 feet (1.8-2.4 meters)
2-3 feet (0.6-0.9 meters)
- General Benefits
- Ornamental Value: Clematis 'Wyevale' brings aesthetic appeal to gardens with its showy flowers and can serve as a focal point or complement other plants.
- Vertical Gardening: This climbing vine is ideal for vertical gardening, allowing gardeners to make use of upright space on trellises, walls, or fences.
- Seasonal Interest: It blooms in late summer to early fall, providing color and interest during a time when many other plants may be fading.
- Wildlife Attraction: The flowers can attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, enhancing the biodiversity of the garden ecosystem.
- Privacy Screen: When grown on structures, Clematis 'Wyevale' can act as a living privacy screen, blocking unwanted views and reducing noise pollution.
- Shade Provider: The dense foliage of mature plants can create shaded areas, offering relief from the sun in gardens and outdoor living spaces.
- Easy Pruning: This particular variety is generally low maintenance, especially in terms of pruning, as it blooms on new wood and can be cut back in late winter or early spring.
- Versatility: Clematis 'Wyevale' can be planted in a variety of soil types and garden designs, making it a versatile choice for different landscape needs.
- 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
- Creativity in Art Projects: Clematis 'Wyevale' can be used in art projects, such as botanical prints or eco-dyeing, where leaves and flowers create unique patterns on fabric or paper.
- Photography: The striking flowers of Clematis 'Wyevale' are often used as subjects for botanical photography, enhancing portfolios and collections with their vibrant colors and intricate shapes.
- Culinary Garnish: Though not usually consumed, the flowers can serve as an organic garnish for upscale culinary presentations, adding a touch of elegance and color to the plate.
- Educational Tool: The plant can be used in educational settings to teach about the life cycle of perennial plants, pollinator interactions, and the importance of biodiversity in gardens.
- Garden Design: Clematis 'Wyevale' can be utilized in garden design courses and workshops as an example of a flowering vine that adds vertical interest to garden spaces.
- Floral Arrangements: The long-lasting flowers and attractive foliage can be included in cut floral arrangements, adding dimension and height to bouquets.
- Insect Habitat: The dense foliage can provide shelter and nesting spots for beneficial insects, as part of a garden designed to support local wildlife.
- Privacy Screening: When grown on trellises or fences, Clematis 'Wyevale' can create a natural privacy screen, obscuring unwanted views while adding beauty to the area.
- Seasonal Celebrations: The plant's blooms can be incorporated into wreaths and other decorations for seasonal celebrations like weddings or garden parties.
- Feng Shui: In the tradition of Feng Shui, Clematis 'Wyevale' might be used to add a flow of energy to a garden or outdoor space, particularly in areas associated with growth and creativity.
- Feng Shui
The Clematis is not used in Feng Shui practice.
- Zodiac Sign Compitability
The Clematis is not used in astrology practice.
- Plant Symbolism
- Mental prowess: Clematis, in general, is often associated with cleverness and intellectual pursuits, representing the beauty of thought and the pursuit of knowledge.
- Ingenuity: The intricate structure and climbing nature of the Clematis signify ingenuity and the ability to find creative solutions to complex problems.
- Spiritual exploration: With its upward growth, Clematis can symbolize a journey of spiritual or personal growth, seeking higher understanding and enlightenment.
- Foresight: The plant's propensity to climb and cover structures can be seen as a need to protect and plan ahead for the future.
- Artistic inspiration: The blossoms of the Clematis inspire artists and poets, symbolizing the muses that spark creativity and artistic expression.
Hydrangea - Clematis tubulosa 'Wyevale' - requires regular watering to keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. During the growing season, water the plant thoroughly once a week with about 1 gallon of water per plant. Increase the frequency to twice a week during hot, dry periods. It's essential to avoid overhead watering to minimize the risk of leaf diseases; instead, apply water directly to the base of the plant. In winter, reduce watering since the plant is dormant and requires less moisture.
Hydrangea - Clematis tubulosa 'Wyevale' - thrives best in full sun to partial shade. A location that receives morning sunlight and afternoon shade is ideal, as it can protect the plant from the intense heat of the midday sun. However, in cooler climates, it can tolerate and even benefit from more hours of direct sunlight.
Hydrangea - Clematis tubulosa 'Wyevale' - performs well in a range of temperatures but prefers a temperature between 55°F and 75°F. It can tolerate temperatures down to 20°F, but frost can damage new growth. To ensure good health and bloom, protect the plant from extreme heat above 85°F, which can stress it.
Hydrangea - Clematis tubulosa 'Wyevale' - should be pruned to maintain shape and encourage vigorous growth. Pruning is best done in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Remove dead or weak stems and cut back a third of the old stems to promote new, healthy shoots. Some gardeners prune after blooming to shape the plant and encourage a second flush of flowers.
The best soil mix for the Hyacinth Bells is one that is well-draining, with a mix of loam, compost, and gritty material like perlite or coarse sand to aid drainage. The soil pH should be slightly alkaline, ranging between 7 and 7.5.
Hyacinth Bells should be repotted every two to three years or when they outgrow their current container. It's best to repot in the spring before the onset of the growing season.
- Humidity & Misting
The Hyacinth Bells prefers a moderate level of humidity, around 40-60%. Avoid overly dry air which can stress the plant.
- Suitable locations
Grow Hyacinth Bells indoors in a bright spot with good air circulation.
Plant Hyacinth Bells in partial shade to full sun with climbing support.
- Life cycle
'Wyevale' Clematis (Clematis tubulosa 'Wyevale') begins its life as a dormant seed which, when sown in spring or autumn, will germinate in warm, well-drained soil. It progresses to a seedling with several sets of true leaves, indicating healthy root establishment. The plant enters a vigorous vegetative state, where it produces long, climbing stems and compound leaves; proper support structures are necessary for optimal growth. Flower buds develop on the new growth of established plants during late spring to summer, blooming into striking blue or purple tubular flowers that attract pollinators. After pollination, flowers morph into feathery seed heads, which release seeds to propagate the next generation. The plant goes into dormancy in winter, concentrating energy in the roots to survive the cold before restarting the cycle in spring.
The most popular method for propagating Clematis 'Wyevale' is by taking semi-hardwood cuttings. This process typically occurs in late summer when the plant's stems have partially matured but are still flexible. To propagate, cut a section of stem around 4 to 6 inches (approximately 10 to 15 centimeters) long, just below a leaf node. Remove the leaves from the lower half of the cutting to reduce moisture loss. Dip the cut end into rooting hormone to encourage root growth and plant it in a pot filled with a well-draining potting mix. Cover the pot with a plastic bag to maintain humidity and place it in a warm, indirect light spot until roots develop, which usually takes several weeks. Once the cutting has established a good root system, it can be transplanted into the garden or into a larger pot.