Clematis ‘Summer Snow’ aka Paul Farges

Clematis  'Summer Snow' aka Paul Farges

Bought for M as a present in 2005. Planted on Apple tree that is dying.

Update 208: added to site

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss)
Cultivar: Summer Snow
Additional cultivar information: (aka Paul Farges, Fargesioides)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F)

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Shape:

Bloom Diameter:
Small – less than 2 inches (5 cm)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Pruning Groups:
Group 3 – Summer/Fall bloomers; prune hard in early spring

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

About the Author


Is pushing forward with his design of the Karhula gardens. Favorite quote atm 'Rome was not built in a day'