|Latin name:||Clematis montana var. rubens|
|Delivery type:||Delivered as plant in nursery pot|
|Guarantee:||5 years guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||May - June|
|Growing Height:||400 - 500 cm|
|Planting distance:||50 - 70 cm|
Prior to planting make sure that the roots of Clematis montana var. rubens are moistened well by soaking them in a bucket with lukewarm water. Prepare a large planting hole and loosen the soil. Put the roots of the clematis at the right depth in the planting hole. The top of the root ball should be just below ground level. Fill the planting hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Clematis montana var. rubens grows well in fertile garden soil, mixed with compost. The ideal position for this climber is in full sun or partial shade.
Clematis dislikes dry soil, so water more often during dry periods. You can keep its ‘feet’ cool and moist whilst the foliage is in the sun - do this by planting a low growing shrub near the clematis. Now and again a mulch of compost mixed with granulated cow manure will be appreciated. Clematis montana var. rubens grows well along a fence or pergola. Give young plants a hand with climbing by attaching them to a support as they grow.
The pale pink flowers of Clematis montana var. rubens are quite small but appear in abundance. This is one of the earliest and richest flowering clematis. The vine grows rapidly and covers a large area in a short time. Over time, this clematis can reach a height of 5 metres.
Clematis montana var. grandiflora is one of the Montana Group.