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

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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: Carmencita
Hybridized by Magnus Johnson, Sweden; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1952

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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

Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive toofewanimals 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 Todd_Boland 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.

Regional...

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

Trenton, Michigan



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