Clematis 'Broughton Bride'
clematis (group 1)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April to May, often again in June and July
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Slender, green-flushed buds open in mid-spring to nodding, white, bell-shaped flowers, which have long petal-like sepals that are lightly freckled with lilac. After the first flowers have faded it is not unusual to see a second flush appear soon after - this time producing double flowers.
- Garden care: No routine pruning is necessary. If the spread of the plant needs to be restricted prune immediately after flowering, cutting back overlong shoots to healthy buds. Apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant in early spring.
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