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Small, nodding, bell-shaped ruby-red flowers with greenish-white staminodes.

Group: Atragene group
Approximate height: 2.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Apr May
Aspect: Any aspect
Pruning: No pruning (Group 1)
Raised by: Ernest Markham
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Date raised: r1937 i1952
Parentage: alpina x unknown
Other name(s): alpina 'Ruby'; macropetala 'Ruby'; RUBY ALPINE CLEMATIS. Wrongly: alpina var alpina 'Ruby'

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 3-5 (-8)cm
Tepals: 4; 4-5cm long, 1.5-1.8cm wide, pointed, tips spreading
Leaves: 2-ternate