Clematis Dr. Ruppel
Deep rose-pink 8" flowers that have petals w/ bold carmine-red central bars.
Wonderfully free-flowering plants bloom in late spring and again in late summer. Its compact habit makes Clematis Dr. Ruppel one of the best for container growing. It is also known for its large attractive spherical seed heads. Good cut flower variety.
Dr. Ruppel needs a supporting structure to grow properly but will also grow over large shrubs, over walls, cover stumps, and make perfect cover ups for unsightly service areas. Best performance is when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded, so apply a generous mulch or a shallow-rooted ground cover near the base of the vine.