Clematis ‘Rooguchi’ is an exciting new clematis selection. It blooms all summer long with pendant, bell-shaped, deep purple flowers which entirely cover of the vine. At maturity, it only reaches six feet tall, so it is a perfect subject for growing in a container or growing up through another plant.
At the Science Center, it uses a cascading, cut-leaf Japanese maple as a living trellis by clambering up and through the branches. At home, I have one that climbs up and over a shrub rose. ‘Rooguchi’ is a hybrid between C. integrifolia and C. reticulata. This hybrid will climb like the typical Clematis, but it also has a propensity to clambering in and amongst other plants. ‘Rooguchi’ is completely resistant to clematis wilt.
At the 2009 Scott Associates’ Plant Sale, we will be offering a myriad of clematis selections including ‘Alionushka’, ‘Arabella’, ‘Betty Corning’, ‘Blue Dancer’, ‘Mayleen’, ‘Purpurea Plena Elegans’ and ‘Rooguchi’. To learn more about these clematis and other great plants offered at the 2009 Plant Sale attend the “A Peek at the 2009 Plant Sale” lecture on Thursday, August 20 at 7:30 pm.