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

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: 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