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Arbor Garden Design with Ramona Clematis

Beautiful purple Ramona Clematis flowers are starting to cover fences and arbors throughout Eastern Massachuetts, and it is a sure sign summer has begun!

The climbing flower vines, are most commmonly used for fence and arbor garden designs, but can also be used for a groundcover.

Monrovia provided the detailed information below:

Botanical Pronunciation: KLEM-a-tus la-nu-ji-NO-sa
Key feature: Summer Flowering
Plant type: Vine - Requires Support
Deciduous/evergreen: Deciduous
Cold hardiness zones: 4 - 9
Light needs: Partial to full sun
Water Needs: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average landscape size: Fast growing stems to 10 to 20 ft. long.
Growth rate: Fast
Flower attribute: Showy Flowers
Special features: Easy Care
Flower color: Purple
Blooms: Summer
Foliage color: Green

Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide the support of a trellis or arbor. Roots prefer a cool, shaded area, tops in the sun. Pruning time: spring.

Design Ideas
Use this robust grower as a groundcover, trellised vine or let it climb up a tree to fill the summer with its large blooms. Handsome foliage and ability to take full sun are assets.

We love using this particular vine because of its bright color and ability bloom for a long period of time. The purple flower is a great contrast against a wooden arbor or fence.

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