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Westerplatte Clematis

Clematis 'Westerplatte'

Large, rich velvety red blooms with dark red stamens add fantastic color to a small trellis or obelisk. Rambles beautifully through small trees or over shrubs. Blooms from spring to early summer, and often reblooms in late summer. A compact vine ideal for containers and small gardens. Deciduous.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationKLEM-a-tis
LoreIt has been said that this Clematis form was named to commemorate the heroes of the 1st armoured brigade of the Westerplatte peninsula during the period between the First and the Second World War. On the 1st September 1939 an armoured German battleship bombarded Westerplatte, marking the beginning of the Second World War. The Polish Westerplatte unit of 182 soldiers defended it against overwhelming Nazi forces for 7 days. Since then Westerplatte has come to symbolize soldiers' heroism.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; twining stems reach 6 to 10 ft. tall, with support.
Bloom TimeLate spring, into summer; often repeats in late summer.
Design IdeasPlant this Clematis near an arbor, trellis or tree trunk where its twining leaf stems will quickly climb to reveal a profusion of dark red flowers in the summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorLight Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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. Prune spent flowers to promote repeat bloom. Provide trellis or arbor support.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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