Clematis 'Brunette'

alpine clematis (group 1)

2lt pot (60cm cane)
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil, neutral soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Other features: attractive seed-heads
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Plump pointed buds appear on nodding stems in mid-spring, opening over the next few weeks to slightly ruffled, yellow-centred flowers. These bell-shaped blooms are a rich shade of reddish-purple and they look sublime against the backdrop of fresh green foliage. Relatively compact in habit, it is useful for covering walls and fences without taking over the whole garden, and it will quite happily thrive in a large pot, provided it is kept well fed and watered.

  • 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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