Joy Creek Nursery

150-513-1   Clematis PATRICIA ANN FRETWELL  

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Barry Fretwell has given the clematis world many exceptional plants, among them Clematis PATRICIA ANN FRETWELL which was released in 1995 and named for his wife. When we first learned of this plant we were told that it had large double, red flowers, something unknown at the time. What we found once we bloomed the plant was that the flowers are pink with rosy-red stains on the bases of their sepals. Any disappointment vanished once we saw the dramatic, reliably double flowers of late spring. Later flowers are single, pale pink with a rose-colored bar in the center of each sepal. The single flowers have eight sepals. All of our Clematis are two year old plants that are suitable for immediate planting in your garden. Thanks to Linda Beutler for supplying the photo.

May to June; September.  8 ft.

Rich Red Pink flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Early flowering in the spring on the previous year's growth. If you hard prune, you eliminate most or all of the early blooms. Instead, groom this after flowering by cutting back the top one-third to one-half of some stems. This encourages new growth for possible summer bloom.

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
(503) 543-7474    (503) 543-6933 (FAX)