Profuse Flowering Clematis ‘Serious Black’
Clematis recta purpurea 'Lime Close'
This plant died!
Grew too leggy so I pulled it. At the time I planted it, our garden was much more shaded – perhaps I will try it again someday!
- Shade Grade
- Light Requirement
- Part Sun
- North Side Yard
Deep purple spring foliage topped by fragrant white early blooms. Fluffy fall seedheads. Easy in a bright spot with drainage. Prune to ground in winter. Great paired with anything 'Aurea'
03/2017: Purchases as a root-in-bag at the NW Flower and Garden show.
This needs more sun than I think we can give it. It popped up in April and I’m crossing my fingers. When I bought this I didn’t realize it wasn’t a vine. It’s actually an upright variety of clematis! We may not get the full black as described on the nursery tag, but I like the ruddy green color I’m seeing so far.
Update: not enough sun! Gave it away to a friend with a much sunnier lot!