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Clematis 'Kermesina'

Viticella Group clematis

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Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour






Skill level


Clematis 'Kermesina'

Plant details

Raised in France in 1883, Clematis 'Kermesina' bears rich red flowers from midsummer to early autumn. Some of the flowers early in the season may have green tips. It's a great choice for growing up an obelisk in a sunny border, or training up a trellis or through shrubs and trees. A viticella clematis, it shows good resistance to clematis wilt.

For best results grow Clematis 'Kermesina' in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. As with all the late-flowering clematis, pruning is easy: simply cut back the stems to a pair of strong buds 30cm above ground level before growth begins in early spring. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.

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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