Clematis Nelly Moser

 

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Nelly Moser is the most popular bi-color Clematis with supersize flowers in classic mauve and pink. Huge favorite. (Clematis)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Multiple Blooms / Harvest
Multiple Blooms / Harvest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size Up to 96" tall (8 feet), Up to 96" wide (8 feet)
Bloom Time Early summer then again in late summer
Size Plant - 3.5" pot
SKU 4CLEM

Plant Information

Nelly Moser is one of the clematis that everybody wants. And no wonder. The bi-color flowers can reach a whopping 10 inches across. I've grown it, and can tell you it never disappoints. As another bonus, Nelly Moser offers two blooming seasons: spring and fall.

This old reliable classic clematis was introduced in France in 1897, and has really never been topped. Who introduced it? Mr. Moser, of course.

Nelly Moser is a type 2 Clematis. Clematis in this group produce flowers from both the prior year's growth and the current seasons. The best time to prune them is in early spring.

Growing Clematis: If you're already a clematis grower, you know all this. But if you're not, here's all you need to know.

First of all, there are several kinds of clematis, but most people want to grow the large-flowered types. For some info on the others, go to the bottom of this page.

Basic Requirements: First of all, clematis vines always want their roots shaded, and the plant growing up into full sun. That means you can put some shallow-rooted groundcover around the roots, or simply some mulch--just something to keep the hot sun off the root run, and promote moisture retention in that spot. But be sure your vine grows into plenty of sunlight, which promotes heavy flowering.

Soil is important. Clematis do best in neutral or slightly alkaline soils, but they are somewhat adaptable. If you have very acid soil, try to add some calcium when you plant. Also, be sure to dig the hole deep. Remember you're planning to have this plant in place for decades.

ClematisWhere to plant is important. These incredible vines are some of the most beautiful flowering plants, and we've all seen them blooming lavishly on fences, porches and trellises. They're not really hard to grow, and they get larger and stronger every year. Sometimes they take their time getting going, so be patient. It usually takes about two years for a newly-planted vine to come into its own. The large-flowered types are hardy into the very cold north, so almost everyone can use them. Be sure to place yours so it has something to climb---fence, trellis, or post.

Winter and spring care are important. In very cold places (like Vermont, where I grew them for years), the winter kills the whole vine right down to the dirt. They actually disappear. Then in the spring, they are somewhat slow to emerge, so you must protect the spot, and watch for the shoots. Once they pop up, they grow fast, but beware--they are brittle! If you happen to break off the young spring shoots, it sets the vine back terribly, so its important to watch and care for the new shoots until they really get going up your post or trellis.

Once that happens, it helps to gently guide the vining shoots as they find their way upward. You can actually arrange your vine as it grows, but again, be gentle; the stems remain brittle. Soon you'll see buds, and then suddenly one day, they begin to open. Most popular clematis varieties open incredibly large flowers, often as large as 5 to 8 across. They face the sunniest side of your trellis, and well, just take a look at the photo (That's Clematis Nelly Moser vining up a lamp post.). Nothing makes a lovelier display.

Bloom Season: In Vermont, most large-flowered clematis bloom from early July all summer long into September. But the varieties vary; check the individual information on each clematis page. Always deadhead the flowers as they fade, and you'll have a magnificent display for months.

Other types: The wild North American clematis, commonly called Virgins Bower has small white flowers that cover the large vine. The Montana types have smaller flowers than the large-flowered ones, but they create a much larger mass of vine. Montana clematis are wonderful for covering a roof or large area of fence. Unfortunately, both Virgins Bower and Montana clematis are limited to central and southern zones, not hardy in the far north like the large-flowered favorites.

The Viticella Group, sometimes called the Italian Clematis, has vines similar to the Large-Flowered group, but usually forms a larger mass and has very heavy bloom of somewhat smaller flowers.

For more info: take a look at the fantastic All-about-Clematis site, Clematis.com.

SKU 4CLEM
Botanical Name Clematis
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height Up to 96" tall (8 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread Up to 96" wide (8 feet)
Bloom Time Early summer then again in late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Multiple Blooms / Harvest
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

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4.0

Clematis in AZ

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from Peoria AZ

About Me Master Gardener

Pros

  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden

    Comments about American Meadows Clematis Nelly Moser:

    Arrived well packaged and healthy. Had one bloom right away. IOur temps have been 110-118 for the summer so this is struggling. It gets a lot of shade and I have blocks over the roots. It is watered every day. There is new growth showing and I have hopes of it making it through the winter. Arizona is a tough area to plant the kind of things I like but I keep trying :-)

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    3.0

    High Hopes for next year

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    from Springfield, TN

    About Me Getting Started

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      • Slow Growth

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Clematis Nelly Moser:

        I actually researched the Nelly Moser Clematis because they are my mother-in laws favorite and it has been hard to find locally. The plants arrived very healthy looking. They have been growing a few feet and dying, then they start growing again. I have moved them from a near full sun spot (about 6 hours a day)to a partial sun area (maybe 2 hours of direct sun)and I have covered the roots and soil to provide some extra shade protection for them. They are growing again but do not seem to be producing any flowers; and giving the lateness in the season I do not have high expectations. I do have high hopes that they will produce next year after being established.

        Mother-in-law is having great luck with the vining and she has had a few small flowers. She has helped me relocate mine and protect them from the heat we get here. Now I just have to be patient. They should be show stoppers next year.

        With all that said, American Meadows has been the best online nursery that I have used in a very long time. Their plants are well packaged and healthy. The customer support is very friendly and have been extremely helpful.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Clematis Nelly

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        from Bend, OR

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        • Reliable Growth

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            Comments about American Meadows Clematis Nelly Moser:

            It wasn't ready to bloom this year, but it looks healthy. Nice fall color leaves.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            More white than pink, but hardy & happy

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            from Fort Washington, PA

            About Me Casual Hobbyist

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            Pros

            • Low Maintenance
            • Reliable Growth

            Cons

            • Colors Not As Expected

            Best Uses

              Comments about American Meadows Clematis Nelly Moser:

              Got my Nelly Moser 3 years ago from American Meadows. First year it was shy - few if any flowers, but the next 2 Junes have been knock-outs - big, bushy vine with lots of flowers. Haven't had to do anything but prune it back in the Fall, and provide a little string to help guide it in early Spring (took about 2 minutes to tie it up once it started climbing.
              If there's any pink in the flower it is far more delicate pink center than pictured - most of the blooms are solid white. (picture below is from first day of bloom - June 1 in SE PA - it will have a LOT more in the days to come)

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              5.0

              Beautiful

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              from Auburn, GA

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              • Accurate Instructions
              • Attractive
              • Hardy
              • Healthy
              • Lightweight

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                Comments about American Meadows Clematis Nelly Moser:

                I place this next to my Mailbox where it is able to climb. Beautiful Large flowers

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                USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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