Data specific to Clematis (Edit)
Raised by: A. Girault
Country of Origin: France
Growing Zones: USDA Zone 4
USDA Zone 5
USDA Zone 6
USDA Zone 7
USDA Zone 8
Plant Group: Jackmanii
Typical Plant Size: Typically 6 to 8 feet
Pruning Group: Group 3 - Hard pruning recommended in early spring
Bloom Diameter: Medium - between 4 to 6 inches
Bloom Color (Tepals): Red/Magenta/Burgundy hue
Center Color (Anthers): Other: beige
Bloom Shape: Single
Preferred Light: Tolerates partial shade
Prefers full sun
Moisture Requirements: Average moisture requirements
Recommendations: Good choice for beginners (easy to grow)
Good choice for hot climates

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 6-8 ft.
Plant Spread: 3 ft.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall

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Common names
  • Clematis
Also sold as:
  • Red Cardinal

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Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Date: 2020-06-25
Location: Oxfordshire, England
Date: 2019-07-05
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2017-11-07
Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal', 2017, Queen of the Vines [Clematis], K
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2018-06-10
"Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal', 2018 photo, Queen of the Vines Clemat
Location: My Garden
Date: 2015-07-20
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2016-04-21

Photo courtesy of Brushwood Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Longfield Gardens
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Fairfax, Virginia (Outdoors)
Location: Naylor, GA
Date: March 21, 2012
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-11
New blooms show more red.
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2016-03-26
Already budding!
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2015-10-20
Labeled as "Red Cardinal," but same plant
Location: Concord, NC zone 7
Date: 2016-04-19
FFo showing canker worm damage on leaves and blossom

Date: 2015-06-11

Date: 2015-06-11

Photo courtesy of Brushwood Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
Photo by victor
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Photo by MaryDurtschi
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-02
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-06-02
New bloom - reverse.
Location: Clinton, Michigan 49236
Date: 2018-06-10
"Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal', 2018 photo, Queen of the Vines Clemat

Date: 2015-06-11
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2012-05-23
Aged bloom.

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (Mobot) in St Louis
Date: 2016-06-18
Location: Missouri Botanical Garden (Mobot) in St Louis
Date: 2016-06-18
Photo by victor
Comments:
  • Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Jan 2, 2012 7:20 AM concerning plant:
    Flowers are very velvet-like and fade to a more purple color as they age.

    Parentage: 'Ville de Lyon' x 'Pourpre Mat'.
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