Clematis (Queen of the Vines)
Clematis 'Ernest Markham'
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Clematis 'Ernest Markham'

Queen of the Vines

Plant Type: Clematis & Vines

Bright magenta-red, 5-6" flowers, strong and vigorous grower, most popular red, blooms July-Aug-Sept.

  • Bright magenta-red flowers
  • Blooms July-September
  • 5-6" flower, most popular red
Item # Pack Size  
4584004 24 2yr 3.5" Pot Please Login for Pricing

Height:

12-15 ft

Spread:

12-36 in

Zone:

3-7

Clematis

Common Name: Queen of the Vines

Clematis are the most popular of all hardy vines. Thay are fast growing and produce an exceptional amount of bloom. Clematis come in a wide range of flower colors, sizes, shapes, heights and bloom times. Cleamtis are very long-lived and benefit from proper site selection where they can be left undisturbed for years. Most require a support structure, such as a fence or trellis, to which thay can attach.

Plant: Clematis prefer a neutral soil, pH 5.7 - 6.4. Center in pot and plant crown 1-2" below the soil surface. Spread spiralling roots evenly throughout soil.

Trellis: Position trellis at time of planting to prevent root and stem damage later.

Pinch: Pinch sprouted clematis back to 2 sets of leaf pairs per stem. This will promote better branching and produce fuller containers. Inspect crop regularily and keep growing shoots trained to the trellis to prevent tangling and damage.

Grow: Grow in full sun at 55 - 60F minimum night temperatures. After growth appears, fertilize with 200 ppm Nitrogen every 7 - 10 days.

Water: Keep evenly moist. To prevent diseases, water early in the day and keep foliage dry.

Site Selection & Planting info: For best flowering, select a site that is well-drained with a minimum of 4 hours of sunlight per day. Clematis prefer their roots to be cool. If planted in full sun, surround clematis with perennials or smaller shrubs that provide shade to the crown area. Homeowners should plant their potted clematis so the crown is 2 - 4" below soil level. Keep moist and fertilize regularily.

Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure

Sun Tolerant
Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil

Nature Attraction

Attracts Hummingbirds

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant

Attributes

Fragrant
Climbing
Good Cut Flower / Foliage

Growth Rate in the Garden

Rapid

Season of Interest (Flowering)

Summer
Late Summer
Fall