Description: Bears large, lavender blue flowers with dark purple-red anthers
Habit: Vigorous climber, grows 8 to 10 feet
Culture: Prefers fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil, and sun or part shade; lightly prune out dead tips in early spring
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 4
Attributes: deer resistant
The large-flowered clematis cultivars were highly esteemed ornamentals by the early nineteenth century, and acclaimed in Robert Buist’s 1839 book, American Flower Garden Directory. New Jersey nurseryman Peter Henderson wrote in 1890: “For the many large-flowering varieties we are indebted to [Philipp von] Siebold and [Robert] Fortune, who discovered them in Japan” during the mid-1800s. Clematis’ are heavy feeders, and it is recommended to mulch the base of the vine in late winter with well-rotted manure, avoiding the crown. ‘Ramona’ Clematis was first bred in England in 1888. Clematis are not typically attractive to deer.
Sold out for the spring 2014 shipping season. zone4,zone5,zone6,zone7,zone8,zone9