Clematis ‘Rooguchi’ has pendant, bell shaped blooms (5cm) in a rich, purple hue. The recurved petals add a touch of style and flare to this vigorous Clematis and open from late spring to autumn and are good for picking.
Clematis ‘Rooguchi’ is pruning group 3 and you will need to train its tendrils by hand, which is easy to do and gives you complete control over where they should go. It will also clamber or sprawl happily in the garden. Dormant in winter.
Clematis grows well where Roses grow well. They are also excellent in combination. You can use similar colours for a lovely blend or create some drama with contrasting shades. As a point in fact, Clematis intermingle well with many plants – trees and shrubs especially as they can be used for climbing in a beautiful symbiosis. They are so versatile; you can even grow them in pots.
The old adage is to plant your clematis so their 'head' is in the sun and their 'feet' are in the shade. In other words they like their root zone to be cool and protected, and the stem to grow up into a sunny position. You can protect the root zone with mulch and/or by using other plants to shield the roots from the sun.
Grow Clematis in humus rich, moist, well drained soil. They need good drainage or the roots can rot. Plant so they will receive around six hour’s sun a day and shield from the hot afternoon rays. To perform at their best they should be fertilised well. Use a Rose Fertiliser every three months or so.
Supplied as: Pots
Spring to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade