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Clematis 'Kermesina'

Viticella Group clematis

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour

Red

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

Clematis 'Kermesina'

Plant details

Raised in France in 1883, 'Kermesina' produces rich red flowers from mid-summer to early autumn. Some of the flowers early in the season may have green tips. It is a member of the viticella group of clematis and as such it shows good resistance to clematis wilt. As with all the late-flowering clematis, pruning is easy. Simply cut back the stems to a pair of strong buds 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground level before growth begins in early spring. This pruning technique makes late-flowering clematis useful for training into shrubs, trees and climbing roses as the clematis growth is removed each spring and so never becomes too much of a burden on its supporting plant.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Clematis

Cultivar: Kermesina

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to prune: February to March


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