The Type of Clematis That Likes Shade


Clematis (Clematis spp.) are a group of flowering vines well adapted to all climates. The deciduous or evergreen vines come in a variety of color and mature sizes. Differing in growth requirements, many clematis vines grow well in areas of shade.


  • In their book An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Clematis, Mary Toomey and Everett Leeds (2007) list clematis allanah as among the varieties that grow well in shade. The vine is deciduous and has a vigorous growth habit.


  • Growing to a full height of 6 to 8 feet, Allanah blooms with 6 to 8 inch wide, red single flowers. The foliage grows in leaflets with fuzzy undersides and blooms between early and late summer.

Cultural Requirements

  • Allanah adapts easily to a variety of soil types and thrives in areas of sun or shade. The vine is hardy in USDA zones 4 to 9 and works well in herbaceous borders. Provide support for the compact growing vine

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