Clematis Rouge Cardinal
Clematis Rouge Cardinal


'Rouge Cardinal' is an impressive large-flowered variety (10-15 cm bloom) with glowing crimson-red flowers with blunt tipped, recurving sepals and contrasting cream-colored anthers. It is a heavy bloomer beginning in mid summer with repeat blooming into the fall. This vareity is ideal to grow over a trellis or gazebo. 

  • Height: 1.8- 3 m (6-10 ft)
  • Spread: 91-121 cm (3-4 ft)
  • Cold Hardiness: Zone 4-8
  • Sun or Shade: minimum four hours of direct sun
  • Bloom Time: early summer with repeat bloom
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: red

Growing and Maintenance Tips

This Clematis belongs to pruning group 3. It should be pruned as it starts to sprout in the spring. Simply cut back the stems to a pair of strong buds about 30 cm above ground level as growth begins in early spring.

Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal' photo courtesy of Walters Gardens