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Clematis Collection

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Transform your walls and fences with this beautiful mix of clematis plants. The sumptuous showy blooms of these varieties will appear from late spring through to early autumn, followed by fluffy seed heads. This Clematis Trio will look fantastic grown up walls and fences, or grown in patio containers.

  • Collection comprises:
  • Clematis 'Destiny'- This lovely variety is early large flowered Clematis. The simple white blooms with contrasting purple anthers are understated and elegant. Clematis 'Destiny' produces its main display in early summer, but you can look forward to a repeat performance in August when a second flush of flowers appear. A compact cultivar that is well suited to containers or borders. Clematis 'Destiny' also makes a great companion climber for some of the showier varieties available. Height: 1.5m (5'). Spread: 1m (3'). Pruning group: 2.
  • Clematis 'The President'- A free flowering variety producing large velvety-purple blooms with silvery undersides from June through to September. The richly coloured blooms of Clematis 'The President' are followed by attractive silvery seed heads. Suitable for almost any aspect, this RHS AGM variety has maintained its popularity since its introduction in 1876. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 1m (3') Pruning group: 2.
  • Clematis 'Piilu' - Rarely seen in the garden centres, this unusual cultivar is well worth growing. Clematis 'Piilu' bears opulent double blooms in late spring, and a second flush of single flowers in autumn giving you two completely different displays per year. The eye-catching blooms have wide sepals with a central mauve pink bar that fades out to paler pink, gently frilled margins. This early large flowered clematis has a compact habit making it ideal for growing in patio containers. Height: 2m (6'). Spread: 1m (3'). Pruning group: 2.

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How to prune a clematis

    • 3 x 2 litre potted plants - 1 of each variety

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When planting clematis, choose a 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 freestanding climbing frame.
Feed and water frequently throughout the growing season. Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles' flowers in early spring on the previous year’s growth. Pruning should be undertaken in summer, after flowering, removing any damaged or dead stems entirely before cutting back the remaining stems to their allotted space. Clematis florida var. florida 'Sieboldiana' and Clematis 'Hagley Hybrid' flower in summer on the current year’s growth. Pruning should be undertaken in spring before active growth begins. Cut back all of the previous year’s stems to a pair of healthy buds at around 20cm (8") above ground level. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of all Clematis plants in order to protect the roots and conserve soil moisture.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


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