Clematis texensis 'Gravetye Beauty'

Gravetye Beauty Clematis

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Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

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 inch, 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. ‘Gravetye Beauty’ would look fantastic growing with Winterthur viburnum, any white coneflower, and Perovskia LIttle Spire. It also makes an interesting cut flower.

 

Characteristics

Hummingbird Plant

Native Plant

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to culture

Plant Type

Vine, Perennial,

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Soil Condition

Average, Organic,

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist,

Size

full quart

Height

36 or taller,

Flower Color

Red, scarlet,

 

 

 

Bloom Time

Mid summer,

Typical Height

12ft

Spread

5ft

Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9