Pink on Pink Clematis Dr. Ruppel features deep rose-pink 8 inch flowers that have petals with bold carmine-red central bars. Wonderfully free flowering plants bloom in late spring and again in late summer. Its compact habit makes Clematis Dr. Ruppel one of the best for container growing. It is also known for its large attractive spherical seed heads. Good cut flower variety. Awarded Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. Clematis Dr. Ruppel needs a supporting structure to grow properly but will also grow over large shrubs, over walls, cover stumps, and make perfect cover ups for unsightly service areas. Clematis is easy to grow in a rich, porous, alkaline soil with plenty of room for the roots to spread. Best performance is when the tops are in full sunlight and the roots are shaded, so apply a generous mulch or a shallow-rooted ground cover near the base of the vine. The Clemats Dr. Ruppel is a very reliable performers once established; they take a season or two. * Huge 8 Two Toned Pink Flowers* Two Flushes of Flowers* Attractive Seed Heads..