Great plant pick: Rooguchi clematis

  • Wednesday, July 11, 2012 8:33am
  • Life

WHAT: The Rooguchi clematis has delicate flower bells of indigo violet and soft green leaves from early summer to fall on this charming, nontwining vine.

WHY PLANT IT: Plant vines that are well rooted and at least 2 years old. With training it will gently clamber through open shrubs or on a trellis, and it also does well in a container.

WHERE: Plant in full sun or light to open shade in rich well-drained soil. Give it regular watering. This clematis dies back to the ground every winter and blooms on new growth in the summer. Cut last season’s vines back to 4 to 6 inches tall in late winter

SIZE: This clematis grows about 8 feet in length, which makes it an ideal vine for tight situations. It will spread about 3 feet.


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