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Clematis ‘Gravetye Beauty’

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.

Clematis ‘Gravetye Beauty’ (T-0308)

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<i>Clematis</i> ‘Gravetye Beauty’

Raised by Frenchman Francisque Morel, this compact, color-rich Clematis claims an intriguing heritage that spans more than a century and includes 2 continents. A probable descendant of Clematis viticella and Jackmanii strains plus Clematis texensis, ‘Gravetye Beauty’ was given to William Robinson in 1914, who named it after his British manor home. Myriad, upward-facing tulip-style flowers, bathed in breathtaking ruby-red shades, feature vivid crimson interiors, subtle pink stripes and reddish brown anthers. The tapered, recurving tepals open widely as they age, resembling signature 4-to 6-pointed stars, while firm herbaceous stems forge a deciduous shrubby base, garbed with attractive dark greenery. Low walls, pint-sized hedges, small trellises and training its stems horizontally promote easy viewing.

Blooms July–September

Size: 8' 0" – 12' 0" high x 0" & spreading wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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One of the greatest joys of gardening is bearing witness to the changes each season etches upon the landscape. While the crisp blustery autumn days feel invigorating, they also afford some of the most dynamic transformations. The featured deciduous trees are internationally renown for their undemanding handsome habits and prismatic fall displays. Please feel free to visit the tree section of our website and learn more about them!

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