A late flowering Clematis bearing stunning magenta pink, tulip shaped blooms with creamy yellow stamens from mid-summer through to autumn. Clematis 'Princess Diana' is a particularly striking texensis cultivar; well loved for its beauty as much as its namesake. This hardy, resilient Clematis is very easy to maintain as it can be cut back to almost ground level each year. Height: 4m (12'). Spread: 1m (3'). Pruning group: 3
Patio, Walls And Fences, Cottage Gardens
Sun or semi shade
1 X 3 Litre Potted Clematis Plant (T58051) 2 X 3 Litre Potted Clematis Plants (T58052P)
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 Clematis texensis ‘Princess Diana’, cut back all of the previous years 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.
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.
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