‘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