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Is Romantic dark reddish or purplish?

Posted by dublinbay z6 KS (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 23, 10 at 17:19

I asked about Romantic last year, but can't get any threads to come up about it.

Can someone remind me of the true color of it? I'm looking for a clem that is dark red or dark with a reddish hue to it. If you have other suggestions, I'm open to possibilities.


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RE: Is Romantic dark reddish or purplish?

Hi Kate,

I think you mean Romantika. Mine is a very dark when it first opens, a very dark purple rather than red.
Here are a few pics of mine last year. It was its first year in the garden.



Back view

Clematis Romantika

I have mine planted with Betty Corning. It does seem to attract mildew.

You can read more about it here.


Here is a link that might be useful: COTW

RE: Is Romantic dark reddish or purplish?

Niobe is more red if you are looking for reddish. So is Rouge Cardinal.

RE: Is Romantic dark reddish or purplish?

Ooooh, it's Romantika, not Romantic. No wonder I couldn't locate anything on it.

Maggie, those pics are sooooooo gorgeous that I wish I needed that color in that open spot in my garden! Unfortunately, I really need more reddish tones.

Buyorsell, yes, I've been considering Niobe, but thanks for mentioning Rouge Cardinal. I had forgotten about it.

Any other suggestions from anyone?


RE: Is Romantic dark reddish or purplish?

  • Posted by katie Zone 8a NoCA (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 25, 10 at 13:19

My two favorite reds are Julia Correvon and Rogue Cardinal. Victor Hugo is described as reddish purple but I think it's too purple for your needs.


RE: Is Romantic dark reddish or purplish?

Some say 'Rebecca' is red but the one I saw in bloom inside at Donahue's looked maroon to me. Maybe it is red in the sun.

Gravety Beauty, a texensis, pruning group three, is the best red for me.

Gravety Beauty 2nd year, 2009

Clematis 'Gravety Beauty' '09

'Madame Julia de Correvon' appears wine colored (maroonish) to me. This photo is a little dark.

Clematis 'Madame Julia de Correvon'

Rouge Cardinal appears a velvety maroon though can look more red if the sun hits it just right.

Rouge Cardinal 2008

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