PlantsClematis→Clematis (Clematis texensis 'Gravetye Beauty')

Data specific to Clematis (Edit)
Raised by: Francisque Morel
Country of Origin: France
Growing Zones: USDA Zone 4
USDA Zone 5
USDA Zone 6
USDA Zone 7
USDA Zone 8
USDA Zone 9
USDA Zone 10 - partially shaded areas only
USDA Zone 11 - partially shaded areas only
Plant Group: Texensis
Typical Plant Size: Typically 6 to 8 feet
Pruning Group: Group 3 - Hard pruning recommended in early spring
Bloom Diameter: Small - 2 to 4 inches
Bloom Color (Tepals): Red/Magenta/Burgundy hue
Center Color (Anthers): Black/Brown/Dark anthers
Bloom Shape: Single
Tulip shape
Preferred Light: Prefers full sun
Suitability as Cut Flower: Good cut flower (strong stem, average vase life)
Moisture Requirements: Average moisture requirements

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 6-8 ft.
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover


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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 14, 2012 12:36 PM

Clematis texensis is a wild species with bright red flowers that is native to several counties in Texas. It is unfortunately very difficult to propagate the species, but since the late 1800's breeders have been successful making many interspecific hybrids with small, brightly colored, tulip-shaped flowers that are great garden plants. 'Gravetye Beauty' has open, star-shaped 3" rich ruby-red flowers. Bloom time is mid-summer and vines can get 8 to 12 feet long. It is easy to grow in full sun or light shade and good soil. Blooms form on the current/new growth so plants should be pruned in late winter or early spring to two strong sets of buds on each stem.

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