Clematis Ernest Markham
Clematis Ernest Markham

Clematis Ernest Markham

Considered by top world Clematis experts as the best red available, Ernest Markham Clematis brings brilliant magenta-red flowers accentuated with bright gold anthers for months. An extremely vigorous bloomer, its prolific 4-6″ flowers appear in July, August and September. It makes a fantastic cut flower. Vines grow 4-6′ feet high.

Due to its outstanding qualities Ernest Markham Clematis has won rave reviews the world over. Winner of the prestigious English honor the Award of Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Group 3 Pruning—Ernest Markham Clematis blooms on new wood, prune hard in spring to a pair of buds about 18″ above ground.



Additional Information

Botanical Name

Clematis Ernest Markham

Common Name


Bloom Color


Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Foliage Color


Light Requirements

Part Shade, Sun






Beds, Containers, Cut Flower, Hummingbirds, Long Blooming


Average, Fertile

Water Needs

Average, Consistent



Plant Type


Clematis Growing Tips

Most clematis prefer full sun or light shade, although there are many that prefer more shade. Clematis need cool roots that are shaded. Plant a small shrub or large perennial directly in front of it to shade roots. A thick layer of mulch will also help to keep the soil moist. This vine prefers to be grown in moist, well-drained soil. Plant Clematis 3″ deeper than it was in the original pot. Bury the first set of entire leaves to encourage the production of strong shoots from below soil level and to discourage clematis wilt.