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Clematis 'Blue Explosion'Old Man's Beard

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Supplied as plants that will require potting on and should be kept frost free over winter for placing outside next spring

Blooms first in May-June and then again in July-September

Impressive flower power

Stunning climber will colourfully clothe trellis, walls and fences

2 x 9cm potted clematis plants Save £2.99 £19.98 £16.99 Out of Stock
3 x 9cm potted clematis plant Save £9.98 £29.97 £19.99 Out of Stock
1 x Clematis Tower Pot Collection (1 x 9cm potted plant, 1 Tower Pot™ Kit, 25 litres incredicompost® and 100g of incredibloom®)Save £14.97 £47.96 £32.99 Out of Stock
Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.
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This energetic climber produces masses of fabulous big blue flowers - 12-14cm (5-6") across - which are prettily flushed with pink on the tips of the petals. Clematis 'Blue Explosion' will light up your garden from May to June, when its huge, semi-double blooms burst into flower on last year's growth, and then again in July to September on new growth with single blooms. You can't go wrong with this very striking clematis variety. 'Blue Explosion' will thrive in a sunny spot against a wall or fence, or in a container with either fixed or free-standing supports, where it will quickly and happily clamber, creating vertical colour and interest twice in the summer. Height: 300cm (118"). Spread: 100cm (39"). Pruning group 2.

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How to prune a clematis

The Clematis 'Blue Explosion' Tower Pot™ Collection includes: 1 x 9cm potted clematis plant, 1 x Tower Pot™ Kit, 25 litres of incredicompost and 100g of incredibloom®.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

2 x 9cm potted clematis plants (T79776P)
3 x 9cm potted clematis plant (TKA1017P)
1 x Clematis Tower Pot Collection (1 x 9cm potted plant, 1 Tower Pot™ Kit, 25 litres incredicompost® and 100g of incredibloom®) (T79777P)

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.
Pot up clematis plants and grow them on until large enough to plant in their final positions. 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.


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