Vivid magenta-red blooms cover vigorous vines all summer long.
An outstanding red clematis with gold anthers add to the velvety, classic look. Long a favorite in the garden, a winner of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. A fast and vigorous climber, with vines flowering on current year's growth. Prune in early spring before plant leafs out. Grow in a sunny spot where roots can be kept cool and shaded.
The best way to propagate Clematis is from cuttings. Take a cutting in early summer from
healthy plants, best to use are half-wood cuttings just before they turn to brown wood. The
clematis cuttings may take anywhere from 1-2 months to take root. Special rooting hormone
treatment is required and while they are rooting, keep the cuttings in high humidity and bright
but indirect light.
How to Grow
Clematis grow in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Roots
should be kept cool (shade with annuals or perennial plants) and uniformly moist. Avoid heavy
clay soils. Vigorous species and early-flowering hybrids do not require pruning, just
remove tangled growth. Large-flowered hybrids blooming in early summer on the previous season’s
growth can be pruned lightly in the dormant season for structure. Late-flowering hybrids which
bloom on the current season’s growth can be pruned back to a pair of buds in the dormant
This clematis can be trained to climb a trellis, fence, arbor, wall, porch or lamppost. May
also be planted to sprawl over and through large shrubs. Can be used for height and a good
architectural framework for small gardens. An excellent vine for long-lasting, mid to late