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Clematis hercleifolia 'Cassandra' with backdrop of Rhododendron 'Ebony Pearl'


Clematis hercleifolia 'Cassandra' with backdrop of Rhododendron 'Ebony Pearl' (Clematis heraclefolia)

Most Rhododendrons only perform when in flower. But Ebony Pearl is an 'all-year-rounder'. It's dark red foliage only ever looks a little lack-lutre immediately after the deep magenta flowers are over. But the new growth is luminous and keeps its glamour all winter long. I noticed this morning that it looks great with blue!



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Love your clematis Cassandra, I had one but it never did any good, I see yours has spread or is it several plants ??

14 Sep, 2015

 

I love your clematis Cassandra, I had one but lost it one winter I never saw the flowers, do you have several plants or has it spread ....

14 Sep, 2015

 

Sorry Karen I thought it hadn't gone xx

14 Sep, 2015

 

That's OK Stripes! Just the one plant. It's scrambling away nicely there isn't it. :)

14 Sep, 2015

 

How unusual, I've not heard of that Rhododendron.

14 Sep, 2015

 

Its not easy to find Julia. We went to Glendoick looking for something special and found it there...just one on the shelf. I've loved it ever since. :)

14 Sep, 2015

 

I'm not surprised.

14 Sep, 2015

 

..it was ever so happy in its last, shadier home. But I 'had' to dig it up and bring it here of course, and it's only just getting over the move. But it flowered this spring, and is now growing nice new leaves. I think it will be great next year, although I don't know how well it will cope long-term in such a sunny position.

14 Sep, 2015



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