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PlantFiles: Clematis
Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Rouge Cardinal
Additional cultivar information: (aka Red Cardinal)
Hybridized by Girault; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1968

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Late Large-flowered

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Flower Fragrance:
No fragrance

Bloom Shape:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Diameter:
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Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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2 negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative kdaast On Oct 20, 2011, kdaast from Kansas City, MO wrote:

The plant has grown well in my zone 5 garden, however it has not bloomed the desired color and, much to my surprise, has had very different colored blooms in the same year. This year it bloomed magenta in the summer and is now blooming deep purple flowers for fall. I really wanted the deep red on the picture (and the name) for this bed.

Positive fancyvan On Jul 3, 2006, fancyvan from Calgary, AB (Zone 3a) wrote:

I am in Zone 3B in Western Canada. A and C group clematis do very well here.This clematis is now 3 years old and gives a wonderful display. It is planted against a lattice that is exposed on both sides.

Negative teatimer On Jun 12, 2005, teatimer from Lavrica
Slovenia (Zone 7a) wrote:

We haven't been all that happy with the Cardinal - in our experience it tends to wilt frequently and is not particularly vigorous. This may be due in part to our garden being small and crammed but other cultivars have done far better.


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

Elk Grove, California
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
Salvisa, Kentucky
Dalton, Nebraska
Southold, New York
Syracuse, New York
Portland, Oregon
Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania
Knoxville, Tennessee
Austin, Texas
Pearisburg, Virginia
Dallas, Wisconsin
Schofield, Wisconsin

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