The Ernest Markham Clematis is truly a wonder to behold! Its 4-6" diameter pinkish-red, magenta blooms are produced profusely on the current year's growth. Desiring a sunny location but with shaded "feet" or roots, this clematis is sure to make its home on your arbor, trellis, or decorative wall. Reaching 6-8' in height, this guy is a real go-getter!
Clematis planting tip: When selecting the planting location for your Clematis it is important to remember that they like there "face" in the sun (the green growth and viny portion) and there "feet" in the shade (their roots). Make sure to plant in a sunny location and provide shade to the roots by adding mulch or ground cover.
Pruning Group C. This variety grows only on new wood. Prune to 2-3” above the ground in late Winter/early Spring.