Ernest Markham Clematis

Clematis x 'Ernest Markham'

SKU
02701
An award winning and very reliable clematis cultivar valued for its large, open, magenta-pink flowers. Train to climb along trellis, arbor or fencing, or leave unsupported to ramble through medium to tall shrubs. Creates an excellent vertical effect in smaller spaces and containers. Deciduous.
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3-9

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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationKLEM-a-tis
Average Size at MaturityTwining stems quickly reach 8 to 12 ft. tall, with support.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasPlant Clematis near an arbor, trellis or tree trunk where its twining leaf stems will quickly climb to reveal a profusion of magenta-red flowers in the summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)

Thrives in well-drained, lightly alkaline soil, with roots sheltered and top growth in the sun. Mulch to conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed regularly beginning in spring. Prune spent flowers to promote repeat bloom.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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