Clematis x triternata 'Rubromarginata' represents a typical vine behaviour. Its long stems climb all supporting sticks we need to supply if we want to see the scores of tiny purple flowers whose main asset is the unbelievably strong marzipan smell. Once we plant this clematis near the entrance door or anywhere we like to spend our time at leisure, we will not regret our decision. 'Rubromarginata' can be grown in company with other more showy clematis cultivars whose flowers are bigger but odourless.
Both plants require good garden soil and well-drained location exposed to the sun. Their old and dry stems must be cut almost to the ground level every spring to invigorate new growth and secure rich flowering
As a musical background for today's post I have chosen two interpretations of the same operatic piece. It is an aria form Dvorak Rusalka, a heartfelt confession to the Moon sung by a water nymph. She is helplessly in love with a handsome young boy and knows her feelings cannot be reciprocated without sacrifice. While listening to these masterpieces we can feel the fragrant air helping Rusalka express her emotions, the source of which is sapphire blue and purple.