The longest-blooming Clematis! EASY to grow in temperate AND extreme climates, ‘Rooguchi’ is cherished for its totally cute 2-2.5” lavender-edged flaring purple bells. Borne in crazy profusion from late Spring to early Fall, they arch out on showy black stems. No tendrils – so wrap stems around a trellis or let it scramble over shrubs. Rich soil. Part shade in hottest areas. Deciduous. This Group 3 Clematis should be cut back severely in early Spring to 2’ from the ground for best habit and flower. A favorite amongst butterflies, bees and hummers! Make sure to keep the roots shaded for a happy plant.