Clematis Baby Star Clematis Baby Star = 'Zobast' (PBR) (EL)

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


Clematis Baby Star, often simply referred to as Clematis, is a delightful ornamental plant known for its vibrant and showy flowers. The blossoms are a distinctive feature of this variety, with each flower resembling a star due to its shape. The petals are broad and slightly overlapping, creating an alluring visual display. In Clematis Baby Star, the petals typically exhibit a rich, velvety texture and may vary in color, often showcasing captivating shades that can range from deep purples to lighter hues, with occasional gradient effects that add to their appeal. At the heart of each flower lies a striking bouquet of stamens, which add an additional layer of texture and color contrast, contributing to the overall beauty of the bloom. These stamens often appear as a cluster of slender filaments, each tipped with a small anther that may be colored differently from the petals. The foliage of Clematis Baby Star is equally attractive and serves as a lush backdrop for the flowers. The leaves are generally medium to dark green, and they can have a glossy sheen that reflects the light, creating a lively interplay of light and shadow. Their shape is typically compound, with several leaflets emanating from a central point, giving them a feathered appearance that adds to the plant's visual complexity. As it grows, Clematis Baby Star displays a twining habit, utilizing its leaf stalks to grasp onto support structures, which allows it to climb and elegantly drape over fences, trellises, or other garden features. The overall shape and structure of the plant are defined by its climbing nature, with shoots and vines intertwining to create a natural, organic tapestry of leaves and blooms. Despite the absence of specific size details, it is the intricate details, radiant flowers, and luxuriant foliage that together make Clematis Baby Star a favorite among gardeners and a captivating specimen in any garden display. Its charm lies in these visual qualities, which make it a standout plant in any setting where it is grown.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      There are no common names for the Clematis Baby Star = 'Zobast' (PBR) (EL), as it is a specific cultivar name.

    • Common names

      Clematis 'Zobast'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Clematis, including the variety Clematis Baby Star, is known to have a certain level of toxicity to humans. If any part of the plant is ingested, it can cause gastrointestinal upset, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and in some cases, excessive salivation. Contact with the sap may cause skin irritation in sensitive individuals. The severity of symptoms can vary depending on the amount consumed and the sensitivity of the individual. It is advisable to seek medical attention if ingestion occurs, especially in children or if a large quantity is consumed.

    • To pets

      Clematis, including the Clematis Baby Star variety, is also toxic to pets such as dogs and cats. If a pet ingests parts of this plant, they may experience symptoms such as drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and possible mouth pain due to irritation. In severe cases, ingesting clematis can lead to more serious complications such as weakness, trembling, or seizures requiring immediate veterinary care. Given the potential risk, it is important to prevent pets from chewing on or ingesting the plant.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      3 feet 7 inches (1.1 meters)

    • Spread

      2 feet 6 inches (0.76 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Appeal: Clematis 'Baby Star' bears attractive star-shaped flowers that can enhance the aesthetic of any garden or landscape.
    • Compact Growth: Its compact habit makes it suitable for small spaces, containers, and even as an addition to mixed borders.
    • Seasonal Interest: This variety provides seasonal blooms, ensuring visual interest throughout its flowering months.
    • Versatility: It can be grown against a trellis, wall, or fence, or allowed to scramble through shrubs and trees for naturalistic planting schemes.
    • Low Maintenance: Once established, Clematis 'Baby Star' requires minimal care, making it great for gardeners looking for low-maintenance plants.
    • Drought Tolerance: It has some degree of drought tolerance once fully established, meaning it can survive periods without much water.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers can attract beneficial insects like bees and butterflies, supporting local biodiversity.
    • Easy to Propagate: Clematis 'Baby Star' can be easily propagated by cuttings, allowing gardeners to create more plants for other areas of their garden or to share.
    • Long Blooming Period: It typically enjoys a long blooming period, offering flowers from late spring to early autumn.
  • 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 Prop: Clematis Baby Star can be used as a delicate and intricate prop for photographers, especially in macro photography to capture the beauty of its small star-shaped flowers.
    • Education Material: Botany teachers can use the plant to teach students about climbing plants and the importance of structural adaptations such as tendrils.
    • Artistic Inspiration: Artists may use the Clematis Baby Star's striking appearance as inspiration for paintings, drawings, or even sculptures.
    • Fragrance Extraction: The subtle fragrance of the flowers could be used to create signature perfumes or scented oils, although not a common use.
    • Events and Celebrations: Its flowers can be incorporated into bouquets or decorations for small-scale events like tea parties or intimate weddings, offering a touch of elegance.
    • Screening Plant in Miniature Gardens: Clematis Baby Star can be used as a natural screen in fairy gardens or miniature landscapes to add vertical interest and divide spaces.
    • Jewelry Making: Dried flowers or vines of the Clematis Baby Star could be used to make botanical jewelry, like resin pendants or earrings.
    • Fabric Printing: Patterns inspired by the intricate flowers and foliage of the plant could be used in textile designs for unique fabrics.
    • Stationery Embellishments: The dainty blossoms can be pressed and used to adorn greeting cards, bookmarks, or wedding invitations.
    • Literary Muse: Writers might find the beauty of this flowering vine inspirational, using it as a symbol or setting in poetry and stories.

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 Cleverness: The clematis is often associated with cleverness due to its intricate and intelligent way of climbing and supporting itself.
    • Beauty: With its striking star-shaped flowers, the clematis symbolizes natural beauty and the attractive charm found in simplicity.
    • Mental Agility: Just as the plant shows versatility in its growth, it represents mental agility and the ability to adapt to different situations.
    • Aspiration: The upward growth of the clematis suggests a striving toward higher pursuits and aspirations, making it a symbol of personal growth and ambition.
    • Traveler's Joy: Some species of clematis are known as traveler's joy, implying a joyous journey or the travels that life takes us on.

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

    Clematis, also known as Baby Star, requires consistent moisture, especially during the growing season. It is advisable to water this clematis deeply once a week, providing about one gallon of water each time. During hot or dry spells, increase the frequency to twice a week, ensuring the soil remains moist but not waterlogged. Always water at the base of the plant to avoid wetting the foliage, which can lead to fungal diseases. In the winter, reduce watering since the plant's water requirements decrease as it enters dormancy.

  • sunLight

    Clematis Baby Star thrives in a location with full sun to partial shade. For optimal growth and flowering, position it where it receives at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. The ideal spot is one where the plant's roots are shaded, either by low-growing plants or mulch, but its foliage and flowers bask in the sunlight.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Clematis Baby Star is hardy and can tolerate temperatures ranging from about -20°F to 85°F. Ideal growing temperatures for this clematis fall between 65°F and 75°F. It's important to protect the plant from extreme cold and heat, as persistent temperatures outside this range can inhibit growth or cause damage.

  • scissorsPruning

    Clematis Baby Star benefits from pruning to promote vigorous growth and enhance blooming. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth starts, cutting back the previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds about 6 to 9 inches above the ground. Prune again after the first flush of flowers to stimulate a second bloom. Regularly remove dead or weak stems.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    For the Clematis, a well-draining soil mix is essential, ideally with a pH close to neutral, around 6.5 to 7.0. A blend of loamy garden soil, compost, and grit or perlite would facilitate proper drainage and aeration while providing nutrients. A layer of mulch can help retain moisture and keep roots cool.

  • plantRepotting

    Clematises typically do not require frequent repotting; they should be repotted only when they outgrow their current container, which could be several years. If the plant shows signs of being root-bound or if the soil is exhausted, repotting in early spring is advisable.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Clematis prefers a moderate humidity level but is quite adaptable and can thrive in the ambient outdoor humidity. As long as there's adequate air circulation and the soil remains evenly moist, the plant should grow well without specific humidity adjustments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright indirect light, cool root zone, well-draining soil.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in sun or partial shade, mulch base, well-draining soil.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    The Clematis 'Baby Star', commonly known as Clematis, begins its life as a seed, typically requiring a period of stratification to break dormancy. Upon germination, it starts as a small seedling, gradually developing a robust root system and climbing stems. As it matures, it enters a vigorous vegetative growth phase, where it produces lush foliage and elongates its climbing vines which require support to thrive. Following vegetative growth, the Clematis 'Baby Star' enters the flowering stage, producing star-shaped flowers that can vary in color depending on the cultivar. After pollination, the flowers develop into seed heads, which contain the seeds for the next generation. Once the growing season ends, the plant enters a period of dormancy, especially in cooler climates, where it conserves energy until the conditions are favorable again for the next growing cycle.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The Clematis Baby Star, a cultivar known for its attractive blooms, is typically propagated through softwood cuttings. This method is often employed during the late spring or early summer when new growth is tender and green. After selecting a healthy stem, a cutting approximately 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm) long should be made just below a leaf node, the point on the stem where leaves are attached. Leaves on the lower half of the cutting are removed to prevent moisture loss. The cut end is then dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root development and planted in a well-draining soil mix. The cutting should be kept consistently moist and in a warm environment with indirect light. Roots usually develop within a few weeks, after which the new Clematis plant can gradually be acclimated to outdoor conditions.