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Clematis Dr Ruppel


Free flowering from late spring through summer

Doctor Ruppel' produces large single flowers, 4 to 6in across, that are deep rose-pink with darker central stripes and light chocolate stamens. These flowers are freely produced over a long period, with the main flush in late spring and early summer.


Prefers a position in the sun with the base and roots in the shade. Apply a thick mulch to the soil above the roots to keep them cool.


In the first year after planting prune back hard to approximately one foot above ground level leaving two or three healthy buds. On established plants prune back to approximately five feet in the winter or early spring before the plant starts to grow then again lightly just after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers.

Pruning Group 2.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Clematis, Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering May - June
Evergreen No
Plant height 190 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 85 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 150 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support. The top of the rootball needs to be 8cm below the level of the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Mulch with bark chippings or stones to keep the roots cool.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From March to September