Clematis montana var. rubens ‘Tetrarose’
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In late spring, glowing, deep pinkish-purple dogwood-like flowers smother this vigorous clematis. Each 4-inch bloom sparkles with a tuft of yellow at its center. These flowers are the largest of all montanas and bear a deliciously sweet fragrance at maturity. As flowering peaks, smoky bronze foliage overtakes the fading blooms. The foliage matures to a deep, dark green color for the summer.
Plant Type: vine
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 30 ft. 0 in. (9.14 meters)
Plant Width/Spread: 15 ft. 0 in. (4.57 meters)
Plant Height-Mature: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)
Plant Width-Mature: 0 ft. 0 in. (0.00 meters)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9
Flower Color: pink
Sun/Light Exposure: light to open shade or full sun - but avoid hot, reflected heat!
Water Requirements: occasional watering
Seasonal Interest: late spring flowers
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: black, orange, variegated
Great Color Partners: pink, purple, violet
- Culture Notes
- This vigorous clematis is a large grower and requires plenty of space to spread. It will grow best in light or open shade or full sun if the location is not a hot spot. Provide a site with rich well-drained soil where it can be occasionally watered during dry weather. Plant vines that are well rooted and at least two years old. In our climate planting too deeply can smother the roots. Set young plants at the same depth they were in their nursery pots. Clematis are heavy feeders and appreciate fertilizing in spring. This clematis blooms on one year old stems so prune lightly in late winter, only removing congested or tangled growth or if heavy pruning is required do it immediately after flowering in spring.
- Geek Notes
- Raised at Boskoop Research Station, Holland, 1960.