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Clematis recta 'Purpurea'

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Clematis recta 'Purpurea' - Ground Clematis

More About Clematis recta 'Purpurea'

  • Flower Colour: Fragrant white flowers in large airy clusters
  • Flower Size: 3 cm
  • Bloom Time: All summer
  • Pruning Group: 3
  • Foliage emerges purple and fades to green with a purple hue
  • Small, compound, ovate leaves with 5-9 leaflets
  • Small fluffy silver seed heads
  • Vigorous habit

Interesting Notes:

Clematis are grouped into three different categories for pruning and maintenance:

Group 3: Late Flowering - Flowers form on the terminal 60-90 cm of the current season's growth. Some bloom as early as midsummer and continue into the fall. In early spring, prune each stem, leaving the lowest 2-3 buds. The new growth can be tipped back when it reaches about 30 cm, to induce better branching and flowering.

Zone:

2

Height:

100-115 cm

Spread:

70-90 cm

Colour:

White
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Ground 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 recta 'Purpurea' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Seed
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Climbing
Trailing

Foliage Color

Green
Burgundy

Landscape uses

Screening (privacy)
Border/edging
Specimen

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