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Clematis 'Dr. Ruppel'

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Plant Type: Clematis

A large flowered variety. Blooms measure 6-8" in diameter. Pale orchid purple, ruffled petals with a wide carmine central bar and golden stamens. Blooms from May to June and again from August to September. One of the best striped clematis; a very strong grower.


Growing & Maintenance Tips:


Clematis can be grown in full sun or light shade, but its base and roots must be completely shaded. You may need to plant a small shrub or large perennial directly in front of its rootball to keep it cool and shaded. A thick layer of mulch will also help to keep the soil moist. The time to prune this group is in late winter or early spring. Dead and weak shoots should be removed and the remaining shoots cut back to 6-9 inches above a couple of well-developed buds

Flower Color

Orchid-purple with carmine central bar adn golden stamens

Foliage Color

Green

Plant Spread

Good Companions

Aster-Calico (Aster lateriflorus), Bee Balm (Monarda ), Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Iris-Tall Bearded (Iris pallida), Peony-Garden (Paeonia ), Phlox-Tall Garden (Phlox paniculata), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Speedwell (Veronica spicata)

Plant Height

6-10 ft.

Scape Height

Hardness Zone

4-8

Soil Moisture

Average water needs

Characteristics & Attributes


Attributes

Specimen, Container, Border, Cut flower or foliage, Climbing

Bloom Time

May to June/August-September

Critter Resistance

Deer and rabbit resistant

Exposure

Full sun to part shade

Growth Rate

Medium

Seasonal Interests