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Clematis Rouge Cardinal

Price: $16.50

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This lovely Clematis opens a deep burgundy-wine red and has a wonderful velvety sheen that adds depth to its colouring. As the blooms mature the colour changes to a deep purply-cerise and the six broad tepals taper to blunt, recurved tips. The stamens have creamy-white filaments and coffee-coloured anthers. A very lovely old, reliable Clematis.

Suitable for growing in containers or planting in the ground.


Height: 2.0 to 3.0m
Group: Late, large-flowered Clematis
Pruning Group: PG. 3
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Size: 10.0 to 12.0cm
Flowering Period: Summer to autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Raised by A. Girault of France and introduced to Britain by Jim Fisk in the 1960s


Pruning will help keep your clematis vines healthy.  Pruning the dense tangle of stems opens the remaining shoots to air and light which encourages healthy growth and reduces the incidence of rot and disease.

This variety belongs to Pruning Group 3 and will flower in summer on new growth from the current growing season. Pruning of group 3 Clematis is needed to prevent your plant ending up as a tangled mess of old and new growth and the blooms only appearing on some areas and not appearing in others. Prune your Group 3 clematis back to around 30cm above the ground or to a set of healthy, strong buds close to ground in early spring.