Choose a location that will receive 5-6 hours of sunlight. Clematis roots are long and run deep, moist and well-draining. Work the soil to a depth of 2 feet, mixing in sand and other organic material as well as a handful of lime for conditioning. Blooms in the summer and reaches a height of up to 160 inches. Zone 4-9. Deer Resistant but does attract birds and butterflies.