Native Region: central and southern Europe
Clematis recta 'Purpurea'
Zone Range: 4-9
Preferred Climate: temperate
Harvest Date: Tuesday 19 July, 2016
Seed count: 15-20
This late-flowering herbaceous perennial has purple young foliage and bears panicles of small, star-shaped heavily scented white flowers from summer to fall, followed by attractive seedheads. Requires support (reaches 3-6 feet).
For maximum freshness, please keep seed refrigerated in its original packaging until it is time to plant. Sow seed when ripe in containers in a cold frame. Grow in fertile, humusy well-drained soil in full sun, with the roots and base of the plant in shade. Cut back all the previous year's stems to a pair or strong buds 8 inches above soil level before growth begins in early spring.