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Purpurea Plena Elegans Clematis

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Purpurea Plena Elegans Clematis

A Collectors' Favorite
Commonly referred to as P.P.E., this is one of the oldest cultivars there are! There's a lot to love in its performance—it's big, grows quickly, and is incredibly floriferous all summer long. Great for those just starting out with clematis, as it's durable and trains easily. The blooms are so fully double, with all sorts of recurved and twisted sepals, they look like rosettes. They're small to medium flowers, so they look intricate and stunning. While it's just fun to watch growing in the garden, it's also a favorite of collectors. It was bred by the historically important Francis Morel, and is a classic example of why we fell in love with the clematis... No wonder it won the RHS Award of Garden Merit! Resistant to clematis wilt.
  • Zone 4-11
  • Height 10 - 13 feet
  • Bloom Time Blooms mid summer to early fall.
  • Light Requirements Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Ship As 2.5" POT
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  • Botanical Name:

    Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

  • Height: 10 - 13 feet
  • Ship As: 2.5" POT
  • Spacing: 36 - 48 inches
  • Spread: 36 - 48 inches
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color: Red
  • Foliage Type: Small, green ovate leaves
  • Bloom Time: Blooms mid summer to early fall.
  • Flower Form: Double, resembling 2-2.5" miniature chrysanthemums with their many layers of recurved and twisted sepals
  • Planting Instructions: Plant 2-4" deeper than the current crown. This means you will plant roots, crown and some of the stems under the soil.
  • Soil Requirements: Moist, well-drained soil
  • Growth Rate: Moderate.
  • Pruning: This Clematis blooms on new vines that emerge from the ground each year or stems from near the bottom of older vines. Prune hard in the spring and as often as you like to encourage reblooming and keep the plant as tidy as you like.
  • Winter Care: Mulch as needed in colder climates
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR



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