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Clematis 'Harry Smith'

Clematis intricata, Old Man's Beard

Hardy Shrub

This unique selection of Clematis intricata thrives in the wilds of Outer Mongolia so it can easily put up with poor soils and a fair bit of neglect once established in the positively tropical UK! These Scrambling plants are self-supporting, and offer plenty of gently fragrant yellow and brown flowers through the summer - and some say that fragrance is of coconut! The scrambling nature of Clematis 'Harry Smith' makes it ideal for entwining through other climbers and wall shrubs - pair it with your favourite climbing rose for a match made in heaven. Height: 2.5m (9').Spread: 90cm (3'). Pruning group 3.

Ideal For:
patio, walls and fences, cottage gardens
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 1 x 7cm potted clematis plant

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    • Despatch: By end of May 2017
    • £14.99
    • 2 x 7cm potted clematis plants

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    • Despatch: By end of May 2017
    • £19.99
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. This variety of clematis flowers in late summer on the current year’s growth. Pruning should be undertaken in spring before active growth begins. When pruning group 3 Clematis, 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 the plant in order to protect the roots and conserve soil moisture.

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