Rouge Cardinal Clematis

Clematis x 'Rouge Cardinal'

SKU
02749
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.
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Water deeply when top inch of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationKLEM-a-tus
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing, twining stems reach 9 to 10 ft. tall, with support.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasFull 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitClimbing
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsFruit Tree & Vine
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater deeply when top inch of soil is dry.
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. Remove spent blooms to promote continuous bloom. Provide trellis or arbor support.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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