Clematis Richard Pennell

Richard Pennell clematis flower

Large, saucer-like, vibrant reddish-purple flowers with attractive golden centres are produced on Clematis 'Richard Pennell' during May, June and again in September.

This non-evergreen climber can be grown against a trellis, garden fence, wall, arches, pillars, pergolas, clambering over tree stumps and through large shrubs or planted in a container trained up bamboo canes or an obelisk.

Clematis 'Richard Pennell' was raised by Walter Pennell of Pennell and Sons nursery and named after his son in 1974.


Richard Pennell characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: Less than 1m / 3ft

Climate

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

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Flower colour: Purple
  • 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