Resembling dahlias, the flamboyant flowers count up to 8 broad creamy-green and pinkish-mauve outer sepals, adorned with a dark pink center stripe. They surround a rosette of small inner ones of similar coloring.
Flowering from late spring through most of the summer, the individual flowers last for up to 4 weeks. When the outer sepals fall away, the flowers still add interest with their central pompom left. The branches are clad with attractive, trifoliate leaves.
Ideally, Clematis prefer having their 'heads in the sun and their feet in the shade'.