Thursday, July 5, 2012

True Red Clematis 'Madam Julia Correvon'

True Red Clematis 'Madam Julia Correvon'
Clematis 'Madam Julia Correvon' is a beauty which is hardy from zones 4-9. It is a taller clematis, reaching to 10 feet and beyond, which makes it a great candidate for pairing it with a climbing rose, like the famous, Rosa 'New Dawn'. She has a truer red color than does the more pink Clematis 'Ernest Markham'. She usually blooms in mid-summer, but is early this year as the rest of my flowers are also.

Red Clematis 'Madam Julia Correvon' is on the first trellis, and two earlier-blooming clematis are on the other trellises surrounding the Circle Lawn. You can just see blue Clematis 'Perle 'd Azur' on the tree by the Shade Path garden.

Being a group three clematis, she can be pruned in the early spring. All clematis prefer to have their heads in the sun and their feet (roots) in the shade. Plant some lower perennials around them if they are in the open on a free standing trellis, as they are here. And they love it when you add organic matter to the soil.

Clematis 'Madam Julia Correvon' seen with the white variegation of loosestrife, Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander', which shades its roots in this exposed location.
Here is Clematis 'Madam Julia Correvon' and Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander' when it is all lit up with its yellow blooms in the summer sunset.
Clematis 'Madam Julia Correvon' with its tendrils reaching for the sun.
True red Clematis 'Madam Julia Correvon' and Lysimachia punctata 'Alexander' seen against the darker foliage of the weeping cherry tree (Prunus).
I like Clematis 'Madam Julia Correvon' so well I have added another one to climb through my trellis rose on the other side of the house also. Picture to follow in a few years!
I like Clematis 'Madam Julia Correvon' so well I have added another one to climb through my trellis rose on the other side of the house also. Picture to follow in a few years!
See more Clematis this month at Gilmore Gardens, Zone 5 in Pennsylvania, USA:

9 comments:

  1. Julia, nice clematis, I especially like the color, dark red on sunset!

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  2. Such a nice deep colour, you have given it such great companions. Your seasons are further ahead than ours, our group 3 clematis are only just starting to open their lovely flowers, lots to look forward to!

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  3. As you say a beautiful true red, so many flowers that are supposed to be red are jsut dark pink. Lovely combinations as usual Julie. Christina

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  4. I love this red clematis and may have to search it out for my red garden...

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  5. Julie,
    Love the red color of 'Madam Julia Correvon'. The closest to a red clematis that I grow in my garden is 'Ruutel' but I believe I may have to try to acquire 'The Madam'.... Beautiful!

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  6. They are so pretty! I would never think to grow a red Clematis--but it's inspiring. Thanks for sharing a glimpse of it in your garden.

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  7. Beautiful! I love the color.

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  8. Found you on Garden Grab and really happy to visit your blog. What a fabulous coloured red clematis - I must seek it out. Thank you for sharing it.

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