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'Ernest Markham' clematis Description
'Ernest Markham' clematis photo
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Availability:
Commercially available
Synonyms:
HMF Ratings:
14 favorite votes.  
Origin:
Bred by Ernest Markham (United Kingdom, before 1937).
Introduced by George Jackman & Son in 1937 as 'Ernest Markham'.
Class:
Early Large Flowered, Group 2.  
Bloom:
Red.  6 petals.  Average diameter 6".  Single bloom form.  Early autumn.  
Habit:
Height of 10' to 12' (305 to 365 cm).  
Growing:
USDA zone 4b through 9b.  Best in a sunny location.  suitable for growing through trees.  This plant blooms twice.  It blooms on the previous year's growth, so resist the urge to prune it in early spring.  However, if you garden in a place with cold winters, Mother Nature will more than likely prune the plant for you.  It will bloom a second time on new growth.  
Ploidy:
Diploid
Parentage:
seed: ×
pollen: ×
Notes:
Ernest Markham (1881-1937), head gardener of Gravetye Manor, Sussex, of William Robinson from 1914-1935, author of a book on Clematis
 
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