Ernest Markham Clematis
Clematis x 'Ernest Markham'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water deeply when top inch of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Twining stems quickly reach 8 to 12 ft. tall, with support.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Ground Cover|
|Design Ideas||Plant 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.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)|
|Care||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.|
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in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.
We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.