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Clematis Carmencita

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This lovely variety from the Vitecella group will reward the gardener with a profusion of stunning, carmine-red, semi-nodding flowers from mid-summer to early autumn. The flowers have an attractive, textured surface with ruffled margins and the stamens have lime green filaments merging to dark-red at the tips of the anthers. Originally raised by Magnus Johnson of Sweden in 1952, it has become a popular choice for gardeners around the world. 


Height: 3.0 to 4.0m
Group: Vitecella
Pruning Group: PG. 3
Flower Colour: Carmine Red
Flower Size: 10.0 to 12.5cm
Flowering Period: Summer to autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Raised by Magnus Johnson of Sweden in 1952



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.