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Rouge Cardinal Clematis

Clematis x 'Rouge Cardinal'

Pronunciation: KLEM-a-tus
SKU #02749

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Description Velvety burgundy-purple blooms on a woody vine with leathery-textured, green foliage. Its compact size makes it an excellent choice for containers and small spaces. Great for covering a fence, trellis, or arbor. Also works well climbing through tall shrubs, or meandering, unsupported, as a groundcover. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water deeply when top inch of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing, twining stems reach 9 to 10 ft. tall, with support.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Climbing
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Container, Espalier, Ground Cover
Design Ideas Full flowers of deep crimson bloom late in the season, adding much-needed interest to the late summer garden. Use on a trellis or in a container. Also works well as a climber on nearby shrubs.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
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. Remove spent blooms to promote continuous bloom. Provide trellis or arbor support.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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