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Clematis Rouge Cardinal

Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal' is certainly one of the best red varieties. Single, velvety red flowers with brown anthers are produced from July to September in an opulent display. This vigorous climber prefers a sunny position where the flowers will gradually age to a purple-red colour. Grow this late large flowered variety in borders and containers, against a sunny wall or romping over a free standing obelisk. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 1m (3'). Pruning group: 3.

When planting clematis, choose a position in sun or semi-shade and plant the climber deeply in moist, fertile, well drained soil. Position the top of the rootball at a depth of 7.5cm (3") below soil level, to encourage new shoots to form from the base of the plant. Clematis dislike soils that are particularly wet or dry. Such soils can be improved by the addition of plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost. When growing clematis in patio containers use a soil based compost such as John Innes No.3. Train clematis plants onto a suitable support such as trellis, wires or a freestanding climbing frame.

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