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Clematis ‘Ernest Markham’

Ernest Markham’ has beautiful 5-7″ magenta-red flowers with a velvety sheen and cream-brown stamens. This vine grows best in a fertile,well-drained, alkaline soil. A choice site is key to the success of establishing this perennial; roots should be kept cool and moist. This is a vigorous, bushy plant.

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Plant Details +

Size Root established in 2-1/2" square plastic pots
Height 12-16'
Spacing 4' and 1-2" deep
Hardiness Zones 4-9
Exposure Sun to partial shade
Foliage Leaves are opposite and widely spaced on thin vines with tendrils for entwining
Flower 5-7" magenta-red flowers
Bloomtime August - October

General Information +

Botanical: Clematis ‘Ernest Markham’

Common: Clematis

Family: Ranunculaceae

General Characteristics: Clematis may be planted and trained to cover walls, trellis, posts, fences, arbors or to cover rocky sites. It will need support. Prefers a rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.6-6.5. Clematis do best in neutral or slightly alkaline soils, but they are somewhat adaptable. If you have very acid soil, try to add some calcium when you plant. Roots should be planted in a cool moist environment, while the vine itself should be in the sun. Root area should be protected. They require 1" of water a week. Introduced in 1903, this is one of the most popular clematis ever raised. This vigorous and free flowering clematis produces masses flowers. Easily Grown.

Clematis Repeat Blooming: GROUP C: These are the late large-flowered clematis species. They flower in late June into August. These bloom on new wood from the current season so you don't need to maintain any old wood. They should be cut back to a living bud at about 24" from the ground in spring just as the buds swell. If you don't prune, the flowers will tend to be only up at the top of the plant and the bare stems will be unattractive below.

Planting/Care Instructions +

Pests or Diseases: Deer Resistant and Resistant to Walnut Toxicity, Aphids, Clematis Borer, Stem Rot and Slugs

Planting Instructions: Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Plant in the spring, when the soil is workable.