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PURPUREA PLENA ELEGANS CLEMATIS
Clematis viticella 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'
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Hardiness Zone: 4-8 · Mature Height: 10-13 Feet · Mature Spread: 3-4 Feet
Buy Purpurea Plena Elegans Clematis online. This is one of the oldest varieties, introduced around 1900, and it is lovingly referred to as PPE for shorthand. This cultivar falls into what is traditionally known as the Viticella group, and features deep rosy plum fully doubled flowers. Grows quickly and produces an abundance of flowers all summer long. Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Prune hard in late winter/early spring to within 6 inches of the ground.
Family: Ranunculaceae · Common Name: Clematis
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PURPUREA PLENA ELEGANS CLEMATIS Plant Characteristics
|•||Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance|
|•||Powdery Mildew - High Resistance|
|•||Root Rot - Low Resistance|
Leaf Color Fall*
Leaf Color Spring*
Leaf Color Summer*
Preferred Planting Season*
Preferred Soil Conditions*
|•||Adapts Well to Most Soil Types|
|•||Cuttings or Divisions|
Season of Interest*
|•||Late Spring/Early Summer|
|•||Late Summer/Early Autumn|
|•||Prefers Full Sun in Northern States|
|•||Prefers Full Sun in Southern States|
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PURPUREA PLENA ELEGANS CLEMATIS Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips
Clematis is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. See Pruning Group information for detailed pruning instructions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer.
Interesting Notes About PURPUREA PLENA ELEGANS CLEMATIS
Clematis can be grown in full sun or light shade, but its base and roots prefer to be completely shaded. You may need to plant a small shrub or large perennial directly in front of its root ball to keep it cool and shaded. A thick layer of mulch will also help to keep the soil moist. This vine prefers to be grown in moist, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. Adding lime to the soil will help to provide these conditions. When planting clematis, it is important to plant it 3" deeper than it was in the original pot. Bury the first set of entire leaves to encourage the production of strong shoots from below soil level and to discourage clematis wilt.
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