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Doctor Ruppel Clematis Plants

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The details

  • Bright pink flowers
  • Large, open star, frilled petals
  • Mild scented
  • Repeat flowering May-Jun & Sep
  • Type: Early large-flowered
  • Habit: Climber
  • Pruning group 2
  • To 2.5m x 1m
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£ 19.95

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Dr Ruppel Clematis

'Doctor Ruppel' Clematis produces stunning large bright pink blooms with deep carmine bars and delightful frilled edges, and attractive pale yellow and beige anthers. They flower profusely from May through to September providing a wonderful source of intense colour right the way through the season.
Take a look at our other Clematis plants.

Great for your garden:

He is happiest planted in a freely draining, fertile soil in full sun or partial shade in a nice sheltered spot. Like many clematis, his flowers tend to fade in full sun, so either dappled shade or midday shade is ideal.

This Clematis looks superb when planted against a wall or trellis, where it can complement other climbers such as roses. It can also work wonderfully growing through other trees or shrubs. They will only grow up to around 2.5 meters, so they are nice and compact making them suitable for container growing on patios or balconies.


  • Flower colour: Bright pink, deep pink bars
  • Flower shape: Large, open star, overlapping frilled petals
  • Fragrance: Mild
  • Repeating: Yes
  • Approximate flowering season: May - September
  • Final height and spread: 2.5m x 1m
  • Type: Early large-flowered
  • Habit: Climber
  • Pruning group 2

Look out for:

This Clematis has no notable susceptibilities.


Introduced in the UK by Jim Fisk in 1975, reputedly through plants sent to him from Argentina by Doctor Ruppel himself. 

Fisk was fanatical about Clematis, and he is credited with breeding a number of well known cultivars. He was the first to exhibit Clematis at Chelsea Flower Show, and was responsible for many books on the subject which are still considered essential reading for the Clematis enthusiast.

Images supplied by Clematis on the Web.

Planting and Care Instructions

How to grow 'Doctor Ruppel' Clematis:

He can be grown easily following our Clematis planting tips.

  • Can be planted facing any aspect, provided it is sheltered from strong winds. Prefers its head in the sun but with midday shade, especially in the South, and its roots in full shade.
  • Soil should be well drained but moist and fertile.
  • Needs support through wires, trellis or frame. Can be grown through climbing or rambling roses.
  • Works well in containers. Plant in a large container using good quality compost. Mulch in spring and feed regularly through growing season.
  • Can trained to ramble through a small ornamental or fruit tree or medium sized shrubs.