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Out of Season Rouge Cardinal Clematis
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Rouge Cardinal Clematis

Crimson Free-Flowering Beauty

True to its name, this free-flowering clematis sends out tons of blooms throughout the growing season, and then again later in the year. That's right! Large, 4-6", single, crimson-red flowers with blunt, recurving sepals and creamy, contrasting anthers emerge in midsummer on new growth. Then, the fall season brings another flush of blooms for months of beauty and color in the garden. Vines grow to over 10' long and make a great privacy screen. Trained to an arbor, pergola or fenceline, they look amazing when in full flower. Can also be used as a unique (and colorful) ground cover plant. Plus, the bright red color and big blooms lure beneficial pollinators like butterflies, hummingbirds and bees to the landscape, which is great for your entire garden site. Zones 4-8.



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  • Botanical Name: Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal'
  • Height: 8 - 10 feet (Vine)
  • Spacing: 4 - 6 feet
  • Depth: Dig a hole twice the size of the pot to allow for plenty of room for the roots. Plant at the same level it was at in the container.
  • Spread: 3 - 4 feet
  • Light Required: Full sun to partial shade
  • Color: Glowing crimson blooms 4-6 inches with golden stamens.
  • Foliage: Medium green, simple palmate to pimnnate leaves arranged alternately and opposite on the stems.
  • Blooms: Late spring followed by blooms again in mid to late summer.
  • Zone: 3 - 8
  • Form: Woody twining vine.
  • Flower Form: Single blooms with showy stamens.
  • Soil Requirements: Roots need to be kept cool with rich well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Rapid growth rate.
  • Pruning: Can be pruned back hard after flowering above 2nd or 3rd set of buds.
  • Comments: Long blooming season. Bright red blooms with contrasting golden-yellow stamens makes a perfect complement to light colored backgrounds. Provide shade for their roots by over-planting with annuals or shallow-rooted perennials, setting a large, flat paving stone over the root zone, or mulching.

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