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Clematis Armandii Hendersonii Rubra is a perennial species of evergreen climber with masses of early flowering plae pink blooms that burst through in March to April. It is also known as Clematis Hendersonii Rubra. This evergreen clematis develops a thick vine with sturdy stems that will grow up to five metres in each direction. Evergreen trifoliate leaves grow along the length of its vine. These dark, evergreen leaves create a lovely foil for the flowers which are a deeper pink in bud, opening to a pale blush pink that doesn’t fade. The blooms are singular 5-6 cm beauties borne in huge profusion. The name ‘Rubra’ refers to its new growth, which is a redder shade than most Armandii cultivars. Clematis Armandii Hendersonii Rubra is a vigorous climber with a strong fragrance that attracts early pollinators and brings colour to the garden at a dull time of year.
How Hardy Is Clematis Armandii Hendersonii Rubra? It is hardy in most of the UK if it is kept from water-logged conditions. This early flowering evergreen clematis fares best against a wall or fence in a sunny spot to make the most of early spring rays.
How To Use Clematis Armandii Hendersonii Rubra Slightly darker than the whitish-pink Apple Blossom and pale Snowdrift varieties, pink Clematis Hendersonii Rubra is ideal for areas where you want to see a bit more warmth. All clematis need tying in as they grow, and this variety needs tying in regularly because it grows so quickly. Use soft twine and trellis, or garden wire, to support its weight. Evergreen Clematis Hendersonii Rubra will reach its maximum height and width in 5 -10 years. Its strong growing habit makes it a rapid climber for an unsightly fence or shed.
How To Care For Clematis Armandii Hendersonii Rubra Clematis Hendersonii Rubra is a hardy clematis that requires little in terms of pruning. If you need to restrict its spread, prune back immediately after flowering. It fares best when it is planted away from cold, drying winds in a sunny spot, but it is tolerant and easy-to-grow in partial shade too. Clematis are hungry and thirsty plants, so it is worth regularly watering and feeding your Clematis Armandii Hendersonii Rubra. Any well-drained soil will support a clematis from the Armandii range, but in early spring, before the flowers appear, top dress the soil with well-rotten manure and keep the roots covered throughout the seasons. This ensures the best flowering display.
Clematis Armandii Hendersonii Rubra is a striking sight in full bloom, particularly as it flowers early in the season. If you need an evergreen screening climber you can’t go wrong with this pretty pink vigorous clematis.