Soft Pink Cloud Clematis Rubens, Clematis montana ‘Rubens’, is a Chinese species that produces masses of soft pink 2.5 flowers that look very attractive against the dark bronze-green foliage. It was awarded Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit! Clematis montana ‘Rubens’ needs a supporting structure to grow properly and it is easy to grow with a rich, porous, alkaline soil that has plenty of room for the roots to spread. It looks beautiful growing through large trees or conifers and can obtain a height over 10 feet! Best performance is when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded, so apply generous mulch or a shallow-rooted ground cover near the base of the vine. Prune only after flowering is completed by removing any weak or dead stems Clematis ‘Rubens’ is a reliable performer once established; it take a season or two to get going! The first Clematis to bloom each year, the Clematis ‘Rubens’ has a vanilla-like scent that is absolutely unforgettable! *Petite Soft Pink Flowers*Masses of Blooms*Dark Bronze Green Foliage .