Rouge Cardinal Clematis
Clematis x 'Rouge Cardinal'
|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.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing, twining stems reach 9 to 10 ft. tall, with support.|
|Special Features||Easy Care|
|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.|
|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.|
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