Thursday, June 05, 2008
Clematis 'Dr. Ruppels'
A moderately fast growing climber with bicolor flowers: deep pink with a carmine bar and pale brown stamens. Blooms in May and again in July-September.
Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports. It can clamber over natural supports e.g. deciduous and coniferous bushes and dwarf shrubs. I bought a sad looking clearance bare-root clematis in a small box a few years ago for a dollar from Walmart and this is what it grew up to be.