How To Best Enjoy Your Clematis With These Marginpar Care Tips

8 tips on how to keep this airy yet sturdy flower happy

written by: Marginpar | 22-04-2021

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The Clematis flower is loved by many in the florist profession and beyond. It was the curiosity and determination of Marginpar that challenged the Clematis climbing plant market and wow-ed the public with the first Clematis cut flower in 2006. Since then, its airy and romantic flowers have swooned over florists all over the world. Because what’s not to love? Sturdiness, flexibility, and delicacy all in one stem.


But don’t be fooled by the latter. Once you tried the Clematis from the Clematis Amazing® Series, you’ll be sure never to be fooled again by her fragile appearance. The delicate petals of the Clematis are something that really catches your eye though. Just like floral designer Dmitry Turcan describes it so poetically:


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Its sturdiness – and thus high resistance to botrytis – make it a tough little fella in every bouquet and arrangement. Nothing is as it seems with this strong flower. But how do you best treat this flower?

What better way than to learn from the innovative initiator itself? In this article, we tell you exactly how to keep your Clematis flowers happy.



Care Tips for a Happy Clematis


Clematis is a grateful flower and if you treat her right, she has a vase life of 10 days minimum. In a warm or dark environment, the life span will be shorter, in a cool and light room, the flowering stems can last up to 3 weeks. Here are a few tips that reveal ‘the secret’ to this long life span and fresh-looking flower that makes your arrangement ‘pop’.


A Heavy Drinker


Clematis is a heavy drinker. She loves fresh, clean, cold water, and lots of it. The thirsty clematis, therefore, dislikes small water tubes and floral foam.


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Clematis Amazing® Havana


Flower Care


When preparing the Clematis for your bouquet or arrangement, use clean sharp scissors to cut off the bottom part of the stem. As for nutrition, we recommend Chrysal (universal) flower food.

If you remove some of the foliage, the flowers will last even longer. Make sure to take off a few of those leaves if you like your Clematis to shine for at least those 10 days.



Light & Cool


Place your vase with Clematis in a spot where it is as light as possible but not in direct sunlight. These sturdy flowers do last best in a cool place. If the vase will be placed in a warm room, make sure to put the vase 24 hours in a cool place, prior to placing it in its warm spot.


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General Care Tips


As for every flower, there are two more things to keep in mind when taking care of your blooming beauties. Make sure to not place them near a fruit bowl. The presence of the fruit accelerates the aging process of the flowers.

Use a clean vase; preferably clean the vase first with bleach or detergent.



If you stick to the care tips above, you will be rewarded with a long vase life and fresh, dainty looking Clematis a.k.a. ‘Dancing Queen’ according to Klaus Wagener:


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Clematis Amazing® Series Guide


Curious to learn more about these airy, romantic flowers with sturdy, flexible stems? Make sure to check out the full Clematis Amazing® Series Guide via the button below or this link and learn about its availability, history, and all the members of the Clematis Amazing® family.  Curious about The Creation of the Clematis Amazing Series? Check it out in the Marginpar article on Thursd.


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