14 Types Of Clematis For Zone 9 (Pictures & Care Tips)

Looking to grow beautiful varieties of clematis for zone 9? This article explores 14 clematis varieties that you can add to Zone 9 garden this season.

14 Types Of Clematis For Zone 9 (Pictures & Care Tips)

Any garden can benefit from the beauty and adaptability of clematis, which can provide a splash of color and sophistication. It is favored for trellises, arbors, and fences due to its eye-catching blossoms and dense foliage.

If you live in Zone 9, you have a wide variety of clematis varieties to choose from. 90% of the clematis varieties grow well in Zone 9. However, to make selection easier for you, we will introduce you to 14 distinct varieties of clematis for Zone 9 in this article, along with images and profiles of each. 

There is a clematis for every garden style and desire, ranging from the traditional, large-flowered types to the more uncommon, small-flowered species.

Let’s get started.

1. Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’

This large-flowered clematis species is renowned for its eye-catching, up to 8-inch-diameter pink and white striped blossoms. 

The plant has a long flowering season, and the blooms are produced in large quantities in late spring and early summer. The plant’s medium green foliage complements the flowers beautifully and adds to its overall aesthetic appeal. 

“Nelly Moser” grows quickly and has a maximum height of 15 feet. It may be cultivated in containers and is a common option for trellises, fences, and arbors. For gardeners of all skill levels, this clematis type is a fantastic option because it is resilient and simple to care for.

2. Clematis ‘Ruby’

Clematis ‘Ruby’ is a hardy, deciduous climber of the Atragene Group. It is an active climber that grows to a height of 2.5 to 3 meters and has a profusion of single, dusky mauvish red flowers that are gently nodding. Each bloom contains four tepals that are roughly 4-5 cm long and a central tuft of staminodes that is off-white and tinged pink. 

This cultivar’s mid-green leaves have nine leaflets each and have serrated, saw-like borders. A few of the old, flower-bearing stems should be cut off as soon as the main flowering season is through to keep the plant under control. Although it thrives in all conditions, full sun with moist soil and sharp drainage brings out the best in the plant.

The main blooming season for Clematis ‘Ruby’ is from mid-spring to late spring, but it may bloom again in late summer.

3. Clematis Jackmanii

Clematis 'Jackmanii'

The popular flowering vine Clematis Jackmanii is noted for its sizable, violet-blue blossoms. The blooms are made up of four or five petals arranged in a star pattern and have a diameter of approximately 5-8 inches. The glossy, dark green leaves of the Clematis Jackmanii are often positioned on the stem in opposition to one another. The plant may reach a maximum length of 20 feet, making it a fantastic option for covering arbors, trellises, and fences. 

Clematis Jackmanii enjoys a location with full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. It consumes a lot of nutrients and gains from routine fertilization to encourage leaf and flower development.

Regular plant pruning is also necessary to promote new development and avoid crowding. Clematis Jackmanii may produce a stunning display of vibrant flowers and luxuriant foliage in the yard with the right care.

4. Clematis glycinoides

Clematis glycinoides, commonly known as Forest Clematis, is a vigorous evergreen climber native to Australia.

It is a semi-hardy plant that may grow up to 20 meters (66 feet) in height in its native habitat and up to 3 to 4.6 meters (10 to 14.5 feet) in gardens. With four slender tepals and anthers with a tiny appendage, its starry, white, or greenish-white flowers are 2 to 2.5 cm (0.75 to 1 inch) in diameter. Its three leaflets are about oval in shape and have either whole or slightly serrated borders. Its leaves have a texture and shine.

It belongs to Pruning group 1 and the flowering season is from early spring to mid-spring. For the proper growth and display of flowers, it requires cool and moist conditions, sharp drainage, and a sunny position.

5. Clematis ‘The President’

The stunning species of clematis known as “The President” is sure to bring a touch of class to any landscape. This deciduous vine belongs to the large-flowered family and is renowned for its large, showy blossoms, which can reach a diameter of ten inches. The blossoms have a prominent boss of milky white stamens that creates a stunning contrast with the deep, rich color of the flower. Late spring to early summer is when the flowers bloom in profusion, and occasionally a second flush of blooms can be seen in the fall.

When properly cared for, the plant’s robust growth habit enables it to reach heights of up to 20 feet, making it a popular option for trellises, arbors, and pergolas. It may be cultivated in pots or other containers. The plant’s dark green foliage enhances its aesthetic appeal and serves as a lovely backdrop for the flowers. Clematis “The President” is a fantastic plant for gardeners of all experience levels because it requires little maintenance and is simple to care for.

6. Clematis terniflora

Clematis terniflora, commonly known as Sweet Autumn Clematis, is an evergreen group climber from China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan.

It is a robust, resilient plant that can grow up to 10 meters (30 feet) or more. On either side of the leaf axis, the dark green leaves are separated into pairs of leaflets. The single, white, star-shaped flowers are 1.5–3 cm (0.5–1.25 in) across and have a hawthorn aroma. The anthers on the cream-colored stamens are yellow. The stems have grooves, are hairy when young, and eventually, turn semi-woody. 

It demands a warm to hot environment with lots of sunshine to flower effectively and blooms in late summer to mid-autumn. It favors dry areas and can grow in the majority of well-drained soils.

7. Clematis ‘Multi Blue’

The Clematis “Multi Blue” is a sturdy, vigorous climber that can reach heights of 1.8 to 2.4 meters (6-8ft). 

It produces magnificent, well-rounded, completely double flowers that measure 10-12.5cm (4-5in) in diameter in the late spring and early summer. An outer, base row of six to eight relatively broad, rich navy blue tepals forms the base of these blooms, which are topped with several inner layers of shorter, narrower, and more pointed reddish purple-blue tepals with white tips, forming a spiky central crown. On the back, each tepal has a light green middle bar. 

On the new wood from the current season, semi-double flowers are produced later in the season. These flowers resemble the early double flowers in both form and shape.

8. Clematis ‘White Swan’

Beautiful and durable climber clematis “White Swan” is ideal for bringing a shade of white color and peace to your garden. This small, robust deciduous climber can grow to a height of 1.8 to 2.4 meters (6-8 ft.). 

The flowers are creamy white, entirely double, and have four broad, pointed tepals that are each 5-6 cm (2-2.25 in) long. The inside skirt of the blossoms is completely covered in staminodes of the same color. The plant’s neatly cut, light green leaves add to its allure. It is best suited for container culture and blooms in mid to late spring. 

It can survive in almost all well-drained garden soils and any environment, though it can take some time for it to become established in your garden.

9. Clematis ‘Betty Corning’

Clematis ‘Betty Corning’ is a beautiful deciduous climber that is part of the Viticella group. This cultivar grows to be about 2.5 to 3 meters (8 to 10 feet) tall and is known for its vigorous and plentiful blooms. 

The flowers are pale pinkish mauve on the inside and pale pinky blue on the back and are shaped like nodding bells that are about 5 to 6 cm (2 to 2.25 inches) long. The tepals of the flowers have recurved tips and heavily veined edges. 

The mid-green leaves of the plant have three leaflets per trifoliate. This cultivar is known for its strong scent, which is most noticeable when grown in a sunny position. It blooms from early summer to early autumn and can tolerate most garden soils and all aspects. 

This vining plant looks particularly beautiful when grown alongside early- or late-flowering climbing roses, and is a great choice for growing through medium-sized trees, large shrubs, or conifers. It is recommended to prune this cultivar and to use group 3 pruning techniques.

10. Clematis ‘Vyvyan Pennell’

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Clematis ‘Vyvyan Pennell’ is an impressive, award-winning hardy climber that has earned the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

This robust and strong-growing deciduous climber can grow as high as 3 meters (10 feet) and bears an abundance of stunning double flowers that can measure up to 18 cm (7 in) in diameter. The inner tepals form a rosette and are rosy lavender, while the outer tepals are pinkish to mauvish purple with undertones of red. 

Early fall brings about the appearance of single, deep lilac-mauve flowers. This plant is simple to cultivate and needs protection from strong winds as well as a frost-free location in full sun or light shade. It can be cultivated on a trellis, obelisk, pergola, arbor, big shrubs, or wall-trained climbers.

11. Clematis ‘Henryi’

Clematis ‘Henryi’

Clematis ‘Henryi’, sometimes referred to as C. “Bangholm Belle,” is a robust and hardy deciduous climber. It was cultivated in 1870 in Edinburgh, by Isaac Anderson-Henry, and in 1873 it received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. 

It has single, white flowers that are 15-20 cm (6-8 in) broad and made up of eight smooth, overlapping, and pointed tepals with a huge center boss of white filaments and coffee-colored anthers. It grows to a height of 3-3.6 m (10-12 ft). 

The large, slightly rough leaves are arranged in threes. Although it favors a shaded location, this clematis blooms from late spring to late summer and tolerates most garden soils and all aspects. Group 2 pruning can be done in late winter, all the way down to the ground.

12. Clematis ‘Moonlight’

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Clematis Moonlight is a stunning climbing plant that can reach heights of 2.4 to 3 meters (8 to 10 feet). The flowers have six to eight overlapping tepals that are a light cream-yellow hue and are 15 to 20 cm (6 to 8 inches) in diameter. They also have a tint of green. The flower’s yellow filaments and anthers enhance its beauty and provide a sense of tranquil harmony. The late spring to early summer is the main blooming period, however, few flowers can be expected in the late summer too. 

Even though it is a resilient plant that can thrive in most garden soils, it prefers a sheltered area so that its flowers won’t be harmed by the wind.

It is best grown in partial shade to prevent the fading of its flower color. When grown against a dark background, Clematis Moonlight truly stands out as a beautiful and unique flower.

13. Clematis ‘Purpurea Plena Elegans’

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Once established, the tough deciduous climber Clematis Purpurea Plena Elegans can grow to heights of 3–4 meters (10–13 feet). It tends to grow fairly quickly. 

This cultivar’s blooms are long-stalked, dark magenta, and sterile. Each of their double rosettes gracefully curves toward the tip. Tepals have a greyish tint on the backside, and when the blooms expand, the outer tepals occasionally develop green tips. The outer rows of tepals deteriorate and break off as the blooms age, allowing the interior rows to open gradually over time. 

It is not picky about soil or aspect and looks especially striking against a light background. It can be grown through medium-sized trees, large shrubs, or early flowering climbing roses.

14. Clematis ranunculoides

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Clematis ranunculoides is a moderately hardy, erect, perennial herb or deciduous climber that is native to southwestern China. 

This cultivar, which can grow to a height of 0.5–1.5 meters (1.5–5 feet), is prized for its bell-shaped, axillary, single, or nodding flowers. The size of these flowers, which range in hue from rose-pink to pink-purple, is 1-2 cm (0.5-0.75 in). They consist of four tepals that are 0.7-1.5 cm (0.25-0.5 in) long, broadly spreading, and have deep ribs on the upper surface. They are carried on short, hairy stalks. The large, pinkish stamens that make up the flower’s central tuft are almost as long as the tepals. 

The leaves are mid-green with coarse teeth and have extremely curled or coiled leaf stalks, while the flower stalks, leaf stalks, and stems are ridged and reddish purple in hue.

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