Clematis Clematis 'Rosy Pagoda' (A)

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


Clematis 'Rosy Pagoda', often simply referred to as clematis, is a captivating ornamental plant known for its exceptional floral display. Featuring a profusion of nodding, bell-shaped flowers, this plant truly sings of spring. Its blossoms exhibit a shade of rosy pink, with each individual flower composed of elongated petals that curve gracefully, creating an alluring lantern-like effect. The petals have a sumptuous satiny sheen and sometimes display subtle striations of a deeper rose or magenta, adding depth and texture to the visual presentation. At the center of each flower, delicate stamens protrude, adding a contrasting touch with their pale yellow to cream-colored anthers dancing above the pink petals. The foliage of the clematis 'Rosy Pagoda' is no less impressive, bringing a lush backdrop to the standout blooms. Comprised of bright green leaves, which are compound with multiple leaflets, the plant creates an attractive tapestry of greenery throughout the growing season. Each leaflet is oval to lance-shaped, with edges that may be smooth or gently toothed, contributing further to the intricate detail of this plant's aesthetic. The overall presence of Clematis 'Rosy Pagoda' in the garden is one of elegance and vibrant color, with its flowers often appearing in abundance, creating a cascade of rosy hues that drape effortlessly, bringing vertical interest to garden spaces and often attracting the admiring glances of garden visitors, both human and pollinator alike. Whether trained on a trellis, fence, or allowed to meander among other shrubs and perennials, this plant is a showstopper, adding a touch of refined beauty wherever it is cultivated.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Rosy Pagoda Clematis

    • Common names

      Clematis 'Rosy Pagoda'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Clematis, including the 'Rosy Pagoda' variety, is known to contain toxins that can be harmful if ingested. The plant contains protoanemonin, which is released when the plant tissues are crushed or chewed. Ingesting parts of clematis can lead to gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and mouth irritation. Contact with the sap may also cause skin irritations or rashes in sensitive individuals. Serious cases of poisoning are rare, but it is recommended to seek medical advice if any part of the plant is ingested or if a skin reaction develops.

    • To pets

      Clematis, which includes the 'Rosy Pagoda' variety, can be toxic to pets if ingested. The plant contains a substance known as protoanemonin, which is released when the plant is bruised or chewed. Symptoms of clematis poisoning in pets can include drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, and possibly mouth or throat pain, indicated by pawing at the mouth or reduced appetite. Skin contact with the sap can cause dermatitis. In severe cases, ingestion can lead to weakness or lethargy. If you suspect your pet has ingested clematis, contact a veterinarian for guidance.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      6-9 feet (1.8-2.7 meters)

    • Spread

      3-4 feet (0.9-1.2 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Value: Clematis 'Rosy Pagoda' adds visual interest to gardens with its showy, rosy-pink flowers.
    • Climbing Growth Habit: This plant is ideal for vertical gardening as it can climb trellises, arbors, and walls, maximizing use of space.
    • Seasonal Color: It blooms in the spring and early summer, offering seasonal color when many other plants are not in peak display.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The flowers can attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators to the garden.
    • Easy Pruning: Clematis 'Rosy Pagoda' typically requires simple pruning routines for shaping and promoting healthy growth.
    • Versatility: It can be planted in containers or in the ground, making it suitable for a variety of garden styles and sizes.
    • Longevity: Once established, many clematis varieties including 'Rosy Pagoda' can be long-lived, providing beauty for many years.

  • 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 'Rosy Pagoda' is often used in garden photography due to its unique pendulous bell-shaped flowers, enhancing the visual appeal of the images.
    • Fabric Dye: The pigments in the deep pink flowers can be used to create natural dyes for textiles, giving fabrics a soft rosy hue.
    • Artistic Inspiration: Artists may use the distinctive form and color of Clematis 'Rosy Pagoda' as a motif in paintings, drawings, or sculptures.
    • Educational Tool: This plant can serve as an example in botany classes to teach about climbing plant mechanisms and flower structure.
    • Floral Arrangements: The long-lasting flowers and vines of Clematis 'Rosy Pagoda' make it a beautiful addition to cut flower arrangements in homes and at events.
    • Garden Design: Used as a structural element in landscape design to create height and depth, especially on arbors or trellises.
    • Wildlife Habitat: The dense foliage provides nesting sites for birds and the flowers attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.
    • Creative Crafts: The vine's woody stems can be dried and used in the creation of natural wreaths and other decorative craft items.
    • Living Screen: When planted in rows, Clematis 'Rosy Pagoda' can create a living privacy screen in gardens or on balconies.
    • Culinary Garnish: Although not for consumption, the flowers can be used as an ornamental garnish for plating in high-end culinary presentations.

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

    • Ingenuity and Cleverness: Clematis plants are known for their ability to climb and adapt to their surroundings, symbolizing one's ability to navigate through obstacles and challenges with intelligence and wit.
    • Mental Beauty: The clematis boasts attractive flowers, which have come to represent the idea that true beauty comes from within and can manifest as intellectual and thoughtfulness.
    • Spiritual Quest: As a plant that reaches upward, clematis often symbolizes a striving for higher knowledge and spiritual enlightenment, embodying the human journey of inner growth.
    • Artistic Inspiration: With its showy, ornamental blooms, clematis is frequently associated with the muses of art and creativity, making it a symbol for artistic inspiration and imaginative endeavors.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Every 3-4 years
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Clematis, often called the 'Queen of Vines,' requires consistent moisture to thrive, so it's important to water it regularly. During the growing season, water the plant once a week with about one gallon of water, ensuring the soil is moist but not waterlogged. In hotter, dryer periods, you may need to water more frequently to maintain soil moisture. During the winter, reduce watering but do not allow the soil to completely dry out. It's best to water deeply at the base of the plant to encourage deep root growth and avoid wetting the foliage which can lead to fungal diseases.

  • sunLight

    Clematis thrives in conditions where it can receive at least six hours of sunlight a day, making it ideal for a spot that gets full sun to partial shade. However, particularly for the 'Rosy Pagoda' variety, ensuring that the roots and base of the plant are shaded while the vines and flowers can grow towards the light gives the best results. Positioning the plant so that its foliage is in the sun but with some protection around the root zone, like underplanting with low perennials or placing mulch, is beneficial.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The 'Queen of Vines' prefers to grow in temperate climates and can generally handle a temperature range from about 25°F to 85°F. However, for optimal growth, maintaining an environment where the temperature stays between 55°F to 75°F is ideal. These clematis varieties need protection from extreme cold, so in areas prone to frost, providing a layer of mulch or another form of insulation around the base can help shield the roots.

  • scissorsPruning

    Pruning maintains the health and shape of Clematis and encourages better flowering. The 'Rosy Pagoda' should be lightly pruned in late winter or early spring before new growth begins, focusing on removing dead or weak stems. Clematis in this pruning group typically flowers on the previous year's growth, so be cautious not to remove too much. After the main bloom period, a light trim can encourage a second flush of flowers.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Clematis, like Clematis 'Rosy Pagoda', thrives in well-draining soil rich in organic matter with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0. A mix containing two-thirds garden soil and one-third compost or well-rotted manure will create an ideal environment for this plant. To improve drainage and structure, add in perlite or grit. Mulching annually with organic material will also help to maintain soil health and moisture levels.

  • plantRepotting

    Clematis 'Rosy Pagoda' typically does not require frequent repotting, as it is a plant that is often grown outdoors. However, if growing in containers, it should be repotted every 2 to 3 years or when it has outgrown its current pot, to replenish the soil and give roots more space.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Clematis plants, including 'Rosy Pagoda', are tolerant of a wide range of humidity levels outdoor and do not require any specific humidity conditions. They are quite adaptable but perform best in environments with average humidity.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Provide bright, indirect light and airy support for climbing.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun or partial shade; ensure strong support for climbing.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Clematis 'Rosy Pagoda', also known as Clematis, begins its life cycle as a seed, which after a period of dormancy germinates under appropriate moisture and temperature conditions. Seedlings emerge with primary leaves and will soon develop a robust root system. As the plant matures, it enters a vegetative stage, rapidly growing both stems and leaves while it climbs upward through the use of tendrils. Reaching maturity, Clematis 'Rosy Pagoda' produces distinctive, rosy-pink flowers, typically starting in late spring or early summer, which are then pollinated by insects. Following pollination, flowers develop into fruit with seeds, which when fully ripened, are dispersed to start a new generation. The plant may enter a period of dormancy during colder months, during which it conserves energy before resuming its growth cycle in spring.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • Clematis 'Rosy Pagoda', commonly referred to as Clematis, is best propagated through semi-hardwood cuttings taken during the summer months when the plant is actively growing. To propagate by cuttings, a gardener should select a healthy stem that has just finished blooming and cut a segment about 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) long, making sure there are at least two sets of leaves or leaf buds. The lower leaves are removed, and the cut end may be dipped in rooting hormone to encourage root development. The cutting should then be placed in a well-drained soil mix in a small pot, with the remaining leaves just above the surface. The pot is kept moist but not waterlogged, and within a few weeks to months, roots should begin to form, eventually allowing for the new Clematis plant to be transferred to a larger pot or directly into the garden.