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Clematis ‘Ernest Markham’

Clematis 'Ernest Markham'


‘Ernest Markham’ is a vigorous, late-flowering climber with abundant small flowers in summer. Blossoms are rich magenta, 4 inches across, with blunt-tipped sepals and light chocolate anthers.

CareProvide full sun and fertile, well-drained, acidic soil with abundant organic matter.  The heat may cause some of the leaves to turn brown. Plant with the top of the root ball 3 to 5 inches below the surface and provide strong support.

PropagationRoot softwood cuttings in spring or semi-ripe cuttings in early summer.

ProblemsWilt, powdery mildew, rust, fungal spots, and stem cankers are common. Scale insects, whiteflies, earwigs, and aphids can occur.

  • Genus : Clematis
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 11, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 10 to 15 feet
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Characteristics : Showy Seed Heads
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Plant Type : Vines
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