Clematis montana 'Rubens'

Rubens Anemone Clematis

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Rubens Anemone Clematis is a large deciduous perennial vine that can be used for climbing or a groundcover.  Its pointy foliage emerges brilliant crimson red and matures to bronze green.  Small fragrant anemone like pink and white flowers coat the plant all summer.  Grows best with partial sun on the roots and full sun on the vines, moist well-drained soils.  Needs support to climb.

Type: 

PerennialGroundcover

Height: 

15' - 20'

Spread: 

10’ - 15'

Spacing: 

12’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Pink+White

Season of Interest: 

Summer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Medium Maintenance.  Water regularly, do not let soil dry out.  It will need support if used for climbing.  Prune back dead or weak vines in late winter and trim back remaining vines to first buds seen.  Potential diseases include wilt (can be fatal), powdery mildew, and rust.  Potential pests include scale, mites, weevils, earwigs, and slugs.

 LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized AreasRock Gardens, Walls and Trellises, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: LantanaMaiden Grass, Wisteria

Image: AcabashiClematis montana var. rubens at Myddelton House, Enfield, London, EnglandCC BY-SA 4.0

 

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