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Clematis recta SERIOUS BLACK™
Clematis recta SERIOUS BLACK™
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Clematis recta SERIOUS BLACK™

Ground Clematis

USDA Zone: 2-9

Plant number: 1.157.340

(='Lime Close') This unusual selection of Clematis is not a vining plant at all but has a sprawling, bushy habit. Quickly bursts out of the ground in the spring, with foliage of smoky-purple that matures to deep olive green. Plants produce a good display of fragrant little ivory flower clusters in late spring to early summer. Will require staking, or plants can be allowed to sprawl through an adjacent shrub. Prune to the ground in fall or early spring. May be divided in spring, but plants take a season to recover. Interesting cut flower. Pruning Group 2.

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Clematis recta SERIOUS BLACK™

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Mid Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
  Purple Black
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
   90-120 cm
   35-47 inches
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate