Clematis ‘Doctor Ruppel’

Clematis 'Doctor Ruppel'

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Common Name: Clematis ‘Doctor Ruppel’
Genus: Clematis
Cultivar: 'Doctor Ruppel'

The Greek translation of the word Clematis refers to the vine like characteristics of these climbers.

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Suitable for growing in containers
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.50 m (250 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 1.00 m (100 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Pink, Lilac
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May to June, September to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Clay/Heavy or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This large-flowered clematis has deep rose-pink single flowers with darker central bars and chocolate coloured anthers, which are produced late spring and early summer and sometimes again in September. The flowers are approx. 10-15cm in diameter.

This clematis is ideal for being grown in a pot or container and prefers to be grown in full sun with its roots shaded and ideally covered in a thick mulch in late winter.

Feed regularly for best floral display and water regularly, but don't over-water.


This is a Group 2 Clematis and should be pruned in late winter or early spring cutting back any dead or weak stems with the remaining stems being cut back to the highest strong growing buds. It can also be lightly pruned after the first flush of flowers in early summer.

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