Answer: Picardy clematis was bred especially for high performance in patio containers, and will grow only 3-4' tall. You can certainly plant it in the ground but the advantage of planting it in a container is that you'll raise the plant and the flowers will be more at eye level. Picardy? displays unusual dusky red flowers with a brighter red bar on the sepals and reddish brown anthers. A very free flowering variety, Picardy? blooms from tip to toe from late spring through early fall. This clematis is hardy in Denver (zone 5B) and will return year after year.
Best wishes with your new clematis!
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