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Rouge Cardinal Clematis

Crimson Free-Flowering Beauty
  • SKU: 71319
  • For each offer ordered, get 1 potted plant
This item ships in Fall

Rouge Cardinal Clematis

True to its name, this free-flowering clematis sends out tons of blooms throughout the growing season, and then again later in the year. That's right! Large, 4-6", single, crimson-red flowers with blunt, recurving sepals and creamy, contrasting anthers emerge in midsummer on new growth. Then, the fall season brings another flush of blooms for months of beauty and color in the garden. Vines grow to over 10' long and make a great privacy screen. Trained to an arbor, pergola or fenceline, they look amazing when in full flower. Can also be used as a unique (and colorful) ground cover plant. Plus, the bright red color and big blooms lure beneficial pollinators like butterflies, hummingbirds and bees to the landscape, which is great for your entire garden site. Zones 4-8.
Product Details
  • FormWoody twining vine.
  • LightFull sun to partial shade
  • Height8 - 10 feet (Vine)
  • Spread3 - 4 feet
  • Spacing4 - 6 feet
  • Zones3 - 8
  • FoliageMedium green, simple palmate to pimnnate leaves arranged alternately and opposite on the stems.
  • Flower FormSingle blooms with showy stamens.
  • ColorGlowing crimson blooms 4-6 inches with golden stamens.
  • BloomsLate spring followed by blooms again in mid to late summer.
  • Soil RequirementsRoots need to be kept cool with rich well-drained soil.
  • Growth RateRapid growth rate.
  • PruningCan be pruned back hard after flowering above 2nd or 3rd set of buds.
  • CommentsLong blooming season. Bright red blooms with contrasting golden-yellow stamens makes a perfect complement to light colored backgrounds. Provide shade for their roots by over-planting with annuals or shallow-rooted perennials, setting a large, flat paving stone over the root zone, or mulching.
  • Botanical NameClematis 'Rouge Cardinal'
  • DepthDig a hole twice the size of the pot to allow for plenty of room for the roots. Plant at the same level it was at in the container.
Shipping Schedule

Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
1A-4B 9/23 - 11/1
5A & 5B 9/23 - 11/1
6A & 6B 9/23 - 11/1
7A & 7B 9/23 - 11/1
8A & 8B 9/23 - 11/1
9A-10B 9/23 - 11/1
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 28, 2019

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