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Clematis 'Helios'

Clematis tangutica, Old Man’s Beard

Hardy Perennial

  • A first year flowering clematis
  • Blooms just six months after sowing!
  • Smaller habit for container and basket use
Why go to the expense of buying mature clematis plants when this fast growing seed variety will flowering within 6 months from sowing? Clematis 'Helios' is somewhat more restrained compared to most of its relatives, and can be easily grown in our Tower Pot or imaginatively planted into hanging baskets! The nodding sherbert-yellow blooms open out flat before the petal tips sweep back for a very unusual display. The flowers don't just have a unique beauty, they also give off a coconut-like fragrance and are followed by decorative silky seedheads. Pruning Group 3: hard prune in spring (especially important when growing in baskets and containers). Height and Spread: 2.4m (8').

Ideal For:
patio, walls and fences, cottage gardens
Flowering Period:
June, July, August
sun or semi shade
    • 1 packet (100 clematis seeds)

    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £2.49
Sow from February to July just covering the seed .with compost. Use good seed compost which is moist but not wet and seal inside a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 21-40 days at 18-24C (65-75F). If no germination after 3-4 weeks place in a refrigerator, and leave at 3-5C (37-47F) for 2-4 weeks, then return to warmth. Inspect regularly while in the fridge and remove immediately if they start to germinate. Seed sown early will often flower the same season.

Transplant when large enough to handle into 7.5cm (3in) pots. Later plant out 30cm (12in) apart into moist but well drained soil in sun or part shade.

Large Plant, Clematis, Old Man's Beard

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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