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Clematis Dr. Ruppell

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A durable and long-lived, large flowered Clematis, Dr. Ruppel will delight the gardener with a wonderful display of masses of delicately ruffled, 13.0 to 20.0cm, pale-pink flowers with a wide, deeper coloured central bar and prominent chocolate anthers. Flowers in two waves with the first in late spring to early summer and the second from late summer to early autumn.

PLANT DETAILS

Height: 1.8.to 3.0m
Group: Vitecella
Pruning Group: PG. 2
Flower Colour: Pale-pink with darker pink central bar
Flower Size: 13.0 to 20.0cm
Flowering Period: Late spring to early summer & again late summer to early autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Raised by Ruppell of Argentina and introduced in 1975

 

PRUNING GROUP 2

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.

Group 2 Clematis bloom in late spring on last years growth and again in summer on the new growth.  This group require a little more care when pruning as if you cut back too heavily after the first flush you will reduce the number of flowers on show in summer.

Prune back lightly to a set of strong buds in winter and remove any dead stems and trim to tidy the plant. After the first flush of flowers in spring, remove the spent flowers to encourage new growth and a stronger second flush in summer. Feed with a good quality liquid fertiliser after pruning to encourage growth.