Clematis ‘Madame Edouard Andre’ has deep velvet red 6″ flowers with cream-yellow stamens. Heavy bloomer. It is a large, deciduous climber with heart-shaped, rich-green leaves. In summer it bears abundant flowers from July-August. This clematis can be trained to climb a wall, trellis, fence, arbor, porch or lamppost. Can also be planted to sprawl over and through large shrubs or over old tree stumps Provides height and good architectural framework for small gardens. An excellent vine for long-lasting, often spectacular, summer bloom.
Clematis are grouped into three, different categories for pruning and maintenance. This one is Group 3, Hard prune in the spring:
Each spring it should be pruned back to within a few inches of the ground, as it flowers on new wood of the season. It is a good choice for attracting birds, bees and hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Clematis is a genus of over 250 species, most of which are woody to semi-woody deciduous vines climbing by twining leaf stalks or in some cases trailing over support, but in a few cases grow as freestanding or sprawling herbaceous perennials and small deciduous or evergreen shrubs. Most have flat, cupped or bell-shaped flowers. Some plants feature ornamental fluffy seed heads in autumn. Plants bear opposite, simple to compound leaves which are usually deciduous but sometimes evergreen. Compound leaves range from lobed to trifoliate to biternate to pinnate to bipinnate. Clematis is native to both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres including Europe, the Himalayas, China, Australasia, North America and Central America.