Joy Creek Nursery

150-455-1   Clematis 'Rubra'  

Clematis 'Rubra'
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It is not known if this is the same as the plant recorded in John Gerrard's "Herball" of 1597 as Clematis viticella rubra. If so, Clematis 'Rubra' would be a very old cultivar, indeed. We do know that it is a viticella and that it has deep red nodding flowers usually with four sepals. The sepals have an almost velvety sheen when the flowers are freshly opened. Individual sepals are blunt-tipped with recurved margins. There is often a small patch of white at the base of the sepals, but that is not always true. The anthers tips are brownish red and the filaments are light green. Although the flowers are not large, 'Rubra' rewards us with reliable bloom over an extended period of time.

July to September.  8-12 ft.

Burgundy Red flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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