Clematis 'Duchess of Albany'

clematis (group 3)

2lt pot (60cm cane) £12.99 Buy
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Flower colour: deep pink
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Tulip-shaped, deep pink flowers with a reddish-pink stripe from midsummer to autumn and mid-green leaves. This late-flowering clematis is excellent for clothing a sunny wall. Grown as groundcover, the upward-facing flowers look particularly lovely. Copes well in full sun or partial shade.

  • Garden care: In early spring cut back the previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds about 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground-level and apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant, avoiding the immediate crown.

Rosa Falstaff ('Ausverse') (PBR)

rose Falstaff (shrub)

Powerful old rose fragrance

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Clematis 'Royal Velours'

clematis (group 3)

Stunning velvety purple flowers

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Clematis 'Jackmanii'

clematis (group 3)

Sumptuous dark purple flowers

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Large Flowered Clematis

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