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Clematis – Ruutel

Garden Height
96 - 120
Spacing
12 - 18
Spread
12 - 18
Habit
Climbing
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Tall
Flower Colors
Red
Light Level
Sun
Proven Selections

Blooms heavily in spring with a second heavy flush in fall, will bloom less heavily all summer.

Features

Blooms heavily in spring with a second heavy flush in fall, will bloom less heavily all summer.

Attracts: Hummingbirds

Heat Tolerant

Vine

Maintenance Notes

Pruning group 2 - repeat bloomer, prune immediately after flowering
Bloom time - May/June and September

Clematis are placed into pruning groups (1, 2, or 3) based on bloom time, time of reblooming, and old wood/new wood blooming requirement. Most of the large-flowered clematis belong in pruning group 2 and flower in the spring on shoots from old wood and in the fall on new wood. Suggested pruning strategy is to cut back to 20 inches year 1, cut back to 30 inches year 2, and then prune to shape in the following years. Heavy pruning of mature plants may result in decreased blooming. Disease shouldn't be a problem. If you do have disease problems you can prune the plant to the ground and start over. If the roots survive the plant will come back.

Uses Notes

Use in containers and beds; trellis support is necessary

Maintenance Category Moderate

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape