Clematis Red Pearl

Red Pearl clematis flower

Clematis 'Red Pearl' is a free flowering compact growing variety, whose flowers come out deep red and fade to different shades of pink, some having red stripes on the petals with cream centres from June through to September.

Clematis 'Red Pearl' was raised by Kozo Sugimoto of Japan around 1992.

How to grow

This non-evergreen climber is perfect for adding colour for a long period to your garden or patio, either planted in the ground, trained up a trellis, fence, wall, pergola, or in a container to add a talking point to your patio.

Red Pearl characteristics


  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: Less than 1m / 3ft


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


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