Clematis 'Early Sensation'
clematis (Group 1)
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- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
- Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
- Flowering period: March to April
- Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)
Small, white, bowl-shaped, early spring flowers with contrasting greenish-cream centres and parsley-green leaves. This unusual, evergreen clematis makes a lovely conservatory plant. In mild areas it may also be grown against a sunny, south-facing, sheltered wall. Protect the tender, new shoots from marauding snails and late-frosts.
- 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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I have had an excellent experience shopping on line for this lovely clematis. Being a complete and somewhat clueless novice I was of course apprehensive ordering on line but I have been convinced! The plant arrived extremely well packaged, the instructions were idiot proof (just as well) and the plant is. Ke thriving in my garden. Can't wait for it to flower!
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I'm having real trouble trying to find a clematis for a North facing fence 1.5 mhigh approx with trellis of the same height on the top, I want something evergreen and fast growing to block out my not very nice neighbour! What would you recommend? Many thanksAsked on 17/2/2017 by Sreet from Wellingborough, Northants
The evergreen clematis tend to prefer a sunny spot, so they would not be suitable for your North-facing wall. If you click on the link below however it will take you to all the other clematis we sell that you could grow, but do keep in mind they wont produce nearly as many flowers as they would if grown in a sunnier spot.Answered on 24/2/2017 by Helen from crocus
Q:I'm looking for a (preferably) evergreen climber to give me some privacy from my neighbours. I have a west-facing wooden fence which is approx. 2 metres high including a trellis at the top. My neighbours are growing a deciduous honeysuckle on their side of the fence and I don't want to grow anything that will spoil that. I like the look of the clematis 'early sensation' but am a bit concerned about its hardiness.Asked on 9/2/2013 by gardenhat from south coast
It is tricky as most evergreen climbers tend to be either quite big and vigorous, or not quite fully hardy. 'Early Sensation' is very beautiful, but it will be happiest against a sheltered fence. It is 'frost hardy', which means it can tolerate short periods of light frost, but it will need protection like a layer of protective frost fleece if the weather gets really nasty. There are however a couple of things that I think might just fit the bill - here are the best.
Clematis Nunn's Gift
C. Fragrant Oberon
Whatever you plant will be in competition for space and light, when it gets to the top of the fence and mingles with your neighbours honeysuckle, which may (if they have chosen one of the more vigorous types) prove to be pretty stiff competition.
I hope this gives you a few ideas,Answered on 11/2/2013 by Helen from Crocus
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