CLEMATIS RECTA PURPUREA
This rarely offered form of this spectacular border perennial has purple-bronze foliage on strong arching stems. Strongly perfumed heads of starry white flowers from May to July give this plant exceptional value. This is not a climber like its relatives but is a 'shrub-like' clematis variety, a clump-forming herbaceous perennial, which is perfect for a mixed bed or border and can be pruned down to the ground each spring.
For best results, sow seeds as soon as you receive them onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. These seeds can be very slow indeed to germinate, and may wait for spring before emerging whenever sown. Do not use artificial heat to try to germinate them as it will simply disrupt their germination mechanism. Please be very patient, and do not discard the seed pan.
Seeds / gram:40 (Approx)