Exposure
Sun
Part sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Growth Rate in the Garden
Fast
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Nature Attraction
Bees
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Bloom Color
Red
Attributes
Good Cut Flowers
Long Blooming
Water Requirements
Water weekly during dry spells
Prefers consistent soil moisture
Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.

Clematis 'Red Cardinal'

Clematis

A large flowering variety, 4"-6" in diameter of velvety, crimson red blooms from July until October. A great focal point for any perennial garden or can easily be trained to climb a wall, trellis, fence, arbor, porch, lamp post or other stationary structure. Synonymous with 'Rouge Cardinal.'

Shade roots
Deciduous
Blooms appear on new wood

Height:

72-120 in

Spacing:

36-48"

Additional:

Blooms first on new growth beginning in midsummer, and then again on new shoots in early fall. The second round will likely produce smaller flowers than the first and flowers that were double the first time may be single the second time.  Though their growth habit makes them difficult to prune, it can be done in late winter or early spring. All shoots can be cut back to the previous year's wood, just above the base of the plant. This pruning is necessary to avoid getting a bare stem with a thick tangle above it. The spring flowers will be eliminated for that year, but the late summer flowers should still be produced. Alternatively, if you don't want to cut the entire plant back all at once, pruning can be done in stages over a period of 3 years. Each year, prune back 1/3 of the stems to 6-9 inches above a couple of well-developed buds.

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

Bloom Time:

July-October

Bloom Color:

Red

Clematis (klem'-ah-tis)

Family: Ranunculaceae · Common Name: Clematis

Twining vines sport spectacular flowers in shades of blue, purple, pink and white. Perfect for covering a trellis, fence or lamp post. Mulch base of vine to shade roots.

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