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.