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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: Remove plant from pot and soak roots in water for about 10 minutes. Dig a hole twice as large as the plant pot. Fill the bottom with a layer of small stones to provide good drainage. Add compost and other soil supplements to the hole. Plant the roots and lightly firm the ground around it.
  • Soil Requirements: Moist, well-drained soil
  • Growth Rate: Moderate.
  • Pruning: In our Stoplight Pruning Guide, this variety is in the GREEN category. It blooms on old and new wood, so prune as often or as fully as you like to promote reblooming. (Group 3)
  • Winter Care: Mulch as needed in colder climates
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR
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