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Clematis ‘Doctor Ruppel’
By Wouter Hagens (Own work) ‘Public domain’, via Wikimedia Commons
Clematis ‘Doctor Ruppel’

Clematis

Simple and beautiful, Clematis includes over 300 named cultivars and even more wild species than the rose. Our selections offer stylish blossoms, attractive carefree foliage, and ornamental seed heads, in exchange for a minimum of attention. Use them to cover just about every stump and dead tree, as well as on trellises, arbors, pergolas, walls and tall shrubs. They prefer to be planted slightly deep in cool well-drained soil with mulch or a ground cover to shade their feet; provide a support and let them climb. Each vine is 18 inches to 2 feet tall. Medium Band.

<i>Clematis</i> ‘Doctor Ruppel’ <i>Clematis</i> ‘Doctor Ruppel’

The dexterous hands of an Argentine doctor raised this fabulous free flowering Clematis. Boasting wavy edges and a sensuous satiny luster, each large single blossom is composed of 6 to 8 overlapping rose pink tepals, which encompass candent yellow-brown anthers. Dark fuchsia-colored central brush strokes and tapered points define the tepals. A medium-sized, moderately vigorous stature renders it well-suited for container culture or a garden arch.

Coveted by floral arrangers and hummingbirds alike, ‘Doctor Ruppel’ charms gardeners with repeat bloom periods, curly tailed spherical seed heads and a mettle tough enough to endure strong sunlight.

Blooms May – June & September.

Size: 8' 0" – 10' 0" high x 0" & spreading wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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