a.k.a. Red Beetroot Beauty

Type: atragene
Height: 10 to 12 feet
Blooms: Spring
Pruning: Don't Bother
Zone: 4

This lovely alpina will bloom with the earliest of clematis and, if the summer isn't too hot,
may give a light repeat bloom late in the season.

Flower color is red-purple - unusual in such early flowers!
More accurate color in these photos.