Clematis Doctor Ruppel

Doctor Ruppel clematis flower

Clematis 'Doctor Ruppel' is a highly admirable variety originating from South America. This non-evergreen climber freely produces large, eye-catching, rich rose-red flowers with a crimson stripe and bright yellow stamens to contrast, with the main flush in May, and June, then a repeat flowering during September. This Clematis can be grown in any aspect of the garden supported by a trellis, wall, fence, arches, pillars, pergolas, clambering over tree stumps and through large shrubs or planted in a container trained up bamboo canes or an obelisk.

Clematis 'Doctor Ruppel' was raised by Dr. Ruppel of Argentina and introduced to the UK by Jim Fisk of Fisk's Clematis Nursery, Suffolk,

Doctor Ruppel characteristics


  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: 2m-3m / 7ft-10ft


  • Cold hardiness (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (6) -10F / -23C


  • Country of origin: Argentina
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Flowering month: May June September
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous