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Clematis recta 'Purpurea'
Common Name: Purple-Leaved Clematis Family: Ranunculaceae (The Buttercup Family)

Clematis recta 'Purpurea'
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This uncommon clematis is a non-climbing clump former that is grown primarily for its beautiful leaves and stems which are at first rich burgundy gradually maturing to a grey-green. The flowers are white, vanilla-scented and quite small but appear in nice clusters by the hundreds. This is a good clematis to grow in the perennial border up through other perennials or shrubs. Cut back after blooming for a new flush of burgundy foliage.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Europe and Western Russia
Native Habitat:
Open woodland, bushy places and dry hillslopes.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeVine  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring - Summer 
Spread2-3'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourBurgundy/Red/Purple 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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