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PlantFiles: Clematis, Italian Leather Flower, Italian Clematis, Viticella Clematis
Clematis viticella 'Rubra'

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Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Species: viticella (vy-tee-CHELL-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Rubra

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Group:
Viticella

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Flower Fragrance:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Shape:
Single
Flat

Bloom Diameter:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Todd_Boland On Dec 12, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This selection is often wrongly named 'Rubra'. The true name is 'Kermesina'. It was raised by Lemoine of France in 1883. The flowers are 2.25 " across. Flowers are a deep rich red with nearly black anthers. Plant it against a light background to help show off the flowers.

Regional...

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

Stone Mountain, Georgia



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