7 Pink Clematis Varieties to Consider Growing

Pink clematis are always welcome flowers in a garden. Which ones should you consider growing?

Clematis are unmatched climbers due to their long blooming season, extensive flower forms, vast range of colors, and resistance to exposure and environment!  Clematis flowers come in various colors, including white, blue, violet, purple, pink, red, or bicolor flowers 

Giving clematis the right environment to grow is essential to its care. It must be well-drained, no matter what the soil type. It prefers alkaline to neutral soil and full sun to partial shade. The optimum location for planting these vines is where the roots are shaded, but the flowering portions of the vine are in full sun to partial shade.

Clematis must be trained to climb a wall, trellis, arbor, or other fixed structure. They provide modest gardens with excellent architectural height and design. They may also be planted to cover the ground, climb over old stumps, or spread over and among other plants.

beautiful baby pink montana roses

Clematis varieties are divided into groups based on blooming time and other characteristics. When and how you prune depends on which group your clematis is from. 

  • Group 1 – Spring bloomers 
  • Group 2 – Repeat bloomers 
  • Group 3 – summer or fall bloomers

In this article, we will focus on 7 pink varieties of clematis. The flowers on these woody vines go from a very light pink that is almost white to a deep pinkish hue, on the verge of being magenta. Whether trying to make a delicate and discreet statement or going for something that stands out, there is a pink clematis variety for your landscape. 

1. Abilene (Group 2)

‘Abilene’ will put on a show for you with its large, brilliant pink, somewhat ruffled blooms, bright yellow anthers, and apple-green foliage. This clematis blooms early, beginning in June on the previous year’s vines, and may flower again in July and August on new growth.

pink abiline flowers blooming in the garden

2. Comtesse de Bouchard (Group 3)

A large-flowering hybrid clematis cultivar, ‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’ has many 4 to 6-inch wide rose-pink blooms with creamy yellow filaments in early to late summer. Its bloom is a long, continuous summer show making it one of the most well-liked pink clematis.

Comtesse de Bouchaud bright pink clematis flower

3. Montana Freda (Group 1)

Fast-growing to 23 feet, ‘Freda’ has solitary, 2-inch wide, rich cherry-pink blooms with a lighter center band enclosing creamy-white stamens in late spring to early summer. The flowers appear on stems from the summer before. Montana ‘Freda’ is docile and won’t overtake your garden. They make the ideal wall covering for little gardens.

baby pink colored montana freda flowers

4. Alpina ‘Pink Flamingo’ (Group 1)

An excellent option for luring hummingbirds to your yard, this medium-sized deciduous climber called ‘Pink Flamingo’ has leaves with three serrated leaflets, semi-double blooms 1½ inch long, light pink sepals that become darker toward the base, and short, creamy-white stamens that surround them.

pink flamingo flowers under the sun

5. Hagley Hybrid (Group 3)

With its pastel hue, frilly ruffles, and double sepals, ‘Hagley Hybrid’ is one of the girliest flowers we’ve ever seen. It sports enormous double, up to 6-inches wide fully-petaled shell pink flowers, flowering from early summer to fall. This plant is a deciduous climber with green foliage, approximately 6 to 9 feet tall. The ‘Hagley Hybrid’ is excellent for growing on a garden trellis.

beautiful hagley hybrid pastel pink

6. Alionushka (Group 3)

‘Alionushka’ is a deciduous semi-herbaceous climber. Long stems adorned with delicate 2-inch long, bell-shaped, satin-pink blooms, yellow stamens, and a rose-pink center. ‘Alionushka blooms from summer into late fall, and because it does not vine, it works well when growing through and around other plants.

pastel pink alionushka flower in the backyard garden

7. Pompeii (Group 3)

Pompeii is a compact clematis that blooms down its branches, resulting in an abundance of massive, 6-inch, pale pink flowers growing from the ground upwards throughout the summer and into late fall. This dense, medium-sized plant is stunning throughout its extended blooming season, from early spring to late summer. Like other clematis varieties, they may be taught to grow up a trellis to create the appearance of a vertical wall, or they can be left to grow freely through beds and borders.

Carley Miller
Carley Miller is a horticultural expert at Bustling Nest. She previously owned a landscaping business for 25 years and worked at a local garden center for 10 years.
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