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Clematis napaulensis

Clematis forrestii, Old Man's Beard

Hardy Perennial

Originating from Nepal and parts of China, this rare and unusual clematis has a fascinating growth habit. Clematis napaulensis is cloaked in lush green foliage from autumn to early summer, before shedding its leaves in summer when most plants are in full growth. It’s bell-shaped, winter blooms release a delicate perfume that hangs on the cool December air,that form interesting seed heads as spring approaches. This extraordinary, low maintenance Clematis needs little pruning, making it ideal for brightening the dull winter months. Grow it in a sheltered position through another deciduous climber to hide its bare stems in summer. Height: 3m (9') or more, depending on growing conditions and maturity. Spread: 1.5m (5'). Pruning group: 1. Supplied in 7cm pots.

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How to prune a clematis

Ideal For:
walls and fences, cottage gardens
Flowering Period:
January, February, March, November, December
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 1 x 7cm potted clematis plant

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Pot up clematis plants and grow them on until large enough to plant in their final positions. When planting Clematis napaulensis, choose a sheltered position in sun or semi-shade and plant the climber deeply in moist, fertile, well drained soil. Position the top of the rootball at a depth of 7.5cm (3") below soil level, to encourage new shoots to form from the base of the plant. Clematis dislike soils that are particularly wet or dry. Such soils can be improved by the addition of plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost. When growing clematis in patio containers use a soil based compost such as John Innes No.3. Train Clematis plants onto a suitable support such as trellis, wires or a large pergola.
Feed and water frequently throughout the growing season. This variety of clematis flowers in early spring on the previous year's growth. Pruning should be undertaken in summer, after flowering. When pruning Clematis napaulensis, remove any damaged or dead stems entirely before cutting back the remaining stems allotted space. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden to a pair of healthy buds to maintain the plant within its compost to the base of the plant in order to protect the roots and conserve soil moisture.

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Reviews
  1. Disappointed

    By Amanda Smith 08-10-2014

    I also had two plants and both died. One died not long after I planted it out and the other I left in it's pot for a while hoping it would grow a little stronger and bigger before I planted it out but that one also lost it's leaves and died.

    Joe
    09/10/14

    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your recent purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer care team on ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be happy to investigate this matter further.

  2. Disappointed

    By Amanda Smith 08-10-2014

    I had two plants and both died, one died not long after I planted it and the other I left in the pot for a while hopping it would grow a bit more and get a little stronger but that one also lost it's leaves and died.

    Joe
    09/10/14

    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your recent purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer care team on ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be happy to investigate this matter further.

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