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Pink Anemone Clematis

Clematis montana rubens

Wonderful summer color from sweetly fragrant, soft pink, anemone-like flowers. Great for arbors. An intriguing ground cover or charming rambler, when allowed to sprawl or climb through informal shrub borders. New growth has purplish coloring, maturing to bronze-green. Deciduous.
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Full sun, Partial sun

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


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Botanical PronunciationKLEM-a-tus MON-tah-nuh RU-benz
Average Size at MaturityVigorous growing stems quickly reach 20 to 25 ft. long.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasA floriferous casual clematis that's great to train up onto fences or over the skeletons of dead trees and shrubs. Plant to cascade down the slope and dangle off retaining walls like a groundcover. Charming trained up over a cottage doorway or window, arbor gate or snaked up the post of a front porch.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Espalier, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)

Thrives in well-drained, slightly alkaline soil, with roots sheltered and top growth in the sun. Mulch soil surface to conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly in the first growing season to establish extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed when new growth begins in spring. Provide trellis or arbor support.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9

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