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Late, Large-flowered Clematis
Clematis 'Romantica'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Romantica
Additional cultivar information:(aka Romantika)
Hybridized by Kivistik
Registered or introduced: 1983
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Group:

Late Large-flowered

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Dark Purple/Black

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Shape:

Single

Bloom Diameter:

Large - 5 to 8 inches (12 to 20 cm)

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Pruning Groups:

Group 3 - Summer/Fall bloomers; prune hard in early spring

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By serpentine layering

By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Jose, California

Sebastopol, California

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Austin, Texas (2 reports)

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 23, 2009, AlexPilgrim from Bourth
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

Romantika grows well in partial shade. It is a beautiful, generous plant with lovely smooth, green leaves and the darkest of purple flowers with yellow stamens. I can look at it all day. And, the faded flowers drop their petals, so there are no unsightly dead or dying flowers as with some other clematis.

Positive

On Jul 27, 2009, Marlina from Blaine, MN (Zone 4b) wrote:

This was a slow starter but is finally coming into its own this year with lots of flowers.

Positive

On May 29, 2008, s1ren from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Beautiful purple flower, so deep it's almost black. I grew this in a container for about six years before I planted it in the ground, cut it to the ground every Fall, and every Spring it comes back bigger and better. It usually flowers twice for me - once in the Spring after it's first growth, then again in the Fall after a second growth spurt at the end of summer. By far my favorite Clematis of all the ones I've grown.

Positive

On Nov 24, 2006, Shirley1md from Ellicott City, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

A beautiful Clematis that opens with almost a black shade then fades to a deep purple as it ages.