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Clematis 'Star of India'Old Man's Beard

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A vigorous, strong growing variety

At its best when grown in partial shade

Easy to maintain

A great choice for beginners

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Height Up to 300cm (118.1in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39.4in)

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patiowalls and fencescottage gardens

Sun or semi shade

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Description
Clematis 'Star of India' is a vigorous, strong growing variety. Each sepal of the rich purple blooms bears a distinctive carmine-red bar, often with a pointed tip which gives the flowers a delightful star shape. This late large flowered clematis is at its best when grown in partial shade as persistent sun tends to fade its vibrant colours. This striking cultivar is particularly easy to maintain as it can be cut back to almost ground level each year. A great choice for beginners and perfect for covering part shaded walls and fences. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 1m (3'). Pruning group: 3.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

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1 x 1.7 Litre Potted Plant (KF1697)

2 x 2 Litre Potted Plants (T59541P)

1 x 2 Litre Potted Plant (59446)

How to Grow
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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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 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.
Delivery

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 or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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