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Late, Small-flowered Clematis
Clematis 'Carmencita'

Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Carmencita
Additional cultivar information:(aka Viticella Carmencita)
Hybridized by Johnson
Registered or introduced: 1952
Synonym:Clematis viticella
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Group:

Viticella

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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)

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Shape:

Single

Bell

Nodding

Bloom Diameter:

Medium - 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12 cm)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

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

Regional

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

Trenton, Michigan

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 3, 2012, toofewanimals from Trenton, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

Very vigorous with beautiful carmine coloring. Grows well in full sun. Blooms in July/August. Zone 5/6

Positive

On Dec 14, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a very unique viticella cultivar. The carmine flowers are much more bell-shaped than most viticellas and the flowers are distinctively nodding. To best appreciate this selection, it should be planted where the flowers will be viewed from below.