Clematis heracleifolia 'China Purple'
More About Clematis heracleifolia 'China Purple'
- Clusters of tubular, fragrant, deep purple flowers at the leaf axils and at the tips of flower stems
- Attractive silky seed heads persist into late fall
- Green, coarsely-toothed, compound leaves consisting of three leaflets
- Woody, shrub-like habit
- Bloom Time: Late summer into early fall
- Flower Height: 90 cm
- Foliage Height: 60 cm
Bush Clematis Growing and Maintenance Tips
Clematis grow best in a rich, moist to average, well-drained soil, in full sun. Protection from intense afternoon sun is beneficial. Large flowering bi-colours, reds and blues, may fade quickly if planted in direct sun. Roots need a cool environment to thrive; it is recommended planting a ground cover or shallow rooted perennial to shade the roots; mulching is suggested. Plant the crown 3-5 cm below the soil's surface. Clematis are slow to establish and initially need to be tied to a trellis or fence to begin climbing.
Clematis heracleifolia 'China Purple' Characteristics
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall
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