As with all of the fine Kivistik bred clematis selections, this clematis blooms annually, developing flowers on the current seasons growth, easy prune, and bred specially to withstand the cold climates of Estonia. Continued annual success is a sure thing! Clematis Ruutel’s beautiful abundance of blooms is simply amazing!
Inventor: Uno and Aili Kivistik, Estonia
Colour: red with red anthers
Blooming Season: June through August
Exposure: likes sun, a bit of shade, patio container or garden
Prune: group 3
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Mature Size: Flower diameter: 15cm (6″), Plant: H 180 cm x W 80cm (5’high)
Care: Plant in sun to partial shade in fertile, well-drained alkaline soil. Dig a hole 12 cm deeper than the root ball, then plant with enriched soil, ensuring the top of the root ball is slightly higher than ground level. Back fill with enriched soil.
Regular deep watering is important to ensure the root ball does not dry out. Fertilize consistently with a well balanced general fertilizer beginning in April at start of growth. To keep roots cool, use mulch to reduce the soil temperature. A once-a-year application of lime will do the trick.
This Kivistik’s clematis has repeat blooming, so prune old flowers after finished, and you will enjoy more blooms.
Ruutel is well suited for cold climates, simply prune to 30cm from the ground and then mulch, these clematis have been bred to withstand the climate of Estonia. (group 3) Disease and insect resistant.