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Clematis Ernest Markham

Queen of the Vines

Vivid reddish-magenta blossoms have a velvety sheen with soft yellow stamens. This old-fashioned favourite bears blooms on the current year's shoots.

  • »  Large 5-6" bright magenta-red flowers
  • »  Petals have a velvety sheen and golden anthers
  • »  Good for growing over walls, arbors, and trellises
  • »  Blooms July-September

  • Category:Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:3-7
  • Height:365-450 cm
  • Spread:30-91 cm
  • Bloom Color: Red, Magenta
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Humming-birds
Cut Flower/Foliage
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Partial Sun
Full Sun
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Early Fall
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Clematis 'Ernest Markham'

Clematis can be grown in full sun or light shade, but its base and roots must be completely shaded. You may need to plant a small shrub or large perennial directly in front of its rootball to keep it cool and shaded. A thick layer of mulch will also help to keep the soil moist. This vine prefers to be grown in moist, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. Adding lime to the soil will help to provide these conditions.

When planting clematis, it is important to plant it 3" deeper than it was in the original pot. Bury the first set of entire leaves to encourage the production of strong shoots from below soil level and to discourage clematis wilt.