Clematis Ruutel

Ruutel clematis flower

This variety of Clematis is simply superb with the masses of vibrant coloured blooms which are freely produced to stunning effect.

Clematis 'Ruutel' has velvety to the touch, large ruby-red and rich pink flowers which can measure up to 16cm across with contrasting red centres from June to September.

Clematis 'Ruutel' was raised by Uno Kivistik of Harjumaa, Estonia. The name means "knight".

How to grow

This non-evergreen climber would be perfect grown on the patio in a container or up a trellis or along a garden wall or fence

Ruutel characteristics


  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • 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: Estonia
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • 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