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Josephine™ Clematis Plant
Petal-Packed Flowers Change Shape as they Mature!

Josephine™ Clematis Plant

Developed by renowned Clematis expert Raymond Evison!

Up to 5 inches wide and crammed with rosy lilac color!
Plant Patent #12,912.

Cultivar name: 'Evijohill.'

This Wayside Exclusive Introduction is a study in fascinating color and form! Huge, 4?- to 5-inch lilac-pink flowers open gradually from striking bronze buds brushed with green, creating a three-tiered effect. Then, as the outer petals drop, the flower changes shape, acquiring a pompon look. This floriferous beauty is also a strong, healthy grower boasting an all-summer bloom time.

Josephine™ is a 1998 introduction from renowned Clematarian Raymond Evison and is ideal for a small garden or container, and is a spectacular cut flower. To achieve best flowers and color, plant in full sun. If you prefer greener flowers, allow some shade. Pruning should be done in March as you cut back the vine 6 or 8 inches to a pair of strong buds.

And don't forget! Clematis (some species more than others) are often slow to break dormancy each spring. Be patient and don't exhume your plant before it decides to wake from its winter sleep. Josephine™ reaches 8 to 9 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. Zones 4-9. Pruning Group II.

Genus Clematis
Species PP#12,912
Variety Josephine™
Zone 4 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Early Summer - Late Summer
PlantHeight 8 ft - 9 ft
PlantWidth 24 in - 3 ft
BloomSize 5 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Flower
BloomColor Mix, Purple, Rose
LightRequirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Resistance Deer Resistance
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Cut Flowers, Ornamental, Outdoor, Vines and Climbers
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 1 Reviews Write a Review
People thought they were fake flowers!
Regina from MA wrote (July 31, 2014):
I bought this plant because my mother's name is Josephine. This was the third year since I planted it, and the blooms in June were so beautiful that several people thought they were fake flowers. There were dozens of blooms on the plant, and it has grown to about 6' tall. Looking forward to years of blooms. Just lovely!!

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Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?

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