Clematis tangutica Karhula

M grew around 250 of these from seed during the Summer 2006. They are planted in many locations around Karhula Gardens as well as in many of the friends and acquaintances gardens..

Golden Clematis, Old Man’s Beard, Russian Virgin’s Bower

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss)
Species: tangutica (tan-GOO-tik-uh)


12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 °C (-40 °F)

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

About the Author


Maria is currently growing everything from seed that she can lay her hands on. Also playing with colours and textures to fulfill her garden desires...