Clematis 'Paul Farges' SUMMER SNOW
Common Name: clematis
Type: Vine
Family: Ranunculaceae
Zone: 5 to 9
Height: 15.00 to 20.00 feet
Spread: 15.00 to 20.00 feet
Bloom Time: June to July
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Medium
Flower: Showy
Tolerate: Deer, Black Walnut


Grow in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Avoid extremely hot areas. Prefers a sunny location but appreciates some afternoon shade. Roots need a cool environment and therefore should be shaded (preferably with perennials or annuals) and/or mulched. Important to supply adequate nutrients and water to support the flush of growth in spring and early summer. Soil should be kept uniformly moist. No pruning is required, however a light pruning in early spring before new growth appears is advisable.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Profuse, 2" white flowers cover this small-flowered clematis vine in early summer. Bloom appears primarily on the previous year's growth.


No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to leaf spot, wilt and stem rot.

Garden Uses

This vine can be trained to climb a wall, trellis, fence, arbor, porch or lamppost. May also be planted to sprawl over and through large shrubs. Provides excellent, long-lasting summer color.