Montana Rubens Clematis

Clematis 'Montana Rubens'

 

Height: 12-20'

Width: 6'

Exposure: Part sun

Flower: Pink

Zone: 4-9

 

This clematis has 2-3", soft pink flowers that bloom in May and June. It is important to provide shade and protection to the roots of any clematis. Eastern exposure is best.

Pruning instructions: in early spring of the first year after planting, cut back stems to 12 inches. This clematis produces its flowers directly from old stems. Therefore, in the second and subsequent years, pruning must not be done until right after all flowering has been completed. Prune by removing all dead and weak stems immediately after flowering. All stems at this time should be tied into position on their trellis.