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Clematis 'Ernest Markham'

Ernest Markham Clematis

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Ernest Markham Clematis is a vigorous deciduous climbing perennial vine with medium green foliage.  The large velvety magenta red flowers with cream anthers bloom first in late spring into summer.  Prefers full sun and moist well-drained soil.  Needs support.

Type: 

Perennial, Vine

Height: 

12’ - 16’

Spread: 

3’ - 6'

Spacing: 

4’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8

Culture: 

Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 

Red

Season of Interest: 

SpringSummer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Susceptible to wilt and stem rot, which can be fatal.  Other potential diseases include powdery mildew, leaf spots, and rust. Potential insect pests include aphids, vine weevils, slugs/snails, scale and earwigs. Watch for spider mites. If possible, plant the roots in the area with afternoon shade and climb the foliage into full sun for best results.

 LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Gardens,  Naturalized AreasTrellises and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: AsterRoseIris

Image: Photo by David J. Stang, Clematis Ernest Markham 0zzCC BY-SA 4.0


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