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Clematis 'Piilu' (Large Plant)

Old Man's Beard

Hardy Shrub

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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Ideal For:
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Flowering Period:
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Position:
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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. This variety of clematis flowers in summer on new stems which develop from the previous year’s growth. Pruning should be undertaken in spring before active growth begins. When pruning group 2 Clematis, remove any damaged or dead stems entirely before cutting back the remaining stems to a pair of healthy buds. 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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