alpine clematis (Group 1)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil, neutral soil
- Rate of growth: average to fast
- Flowering period: April to May
- Flower colour: blue
- Other features: fluffy seed-heads
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Broad, bell-shaped, light to mid-blue spring flowers and mid-green leaves. This early spring flowering clematis is perfect for covering a north- or east-facing wall. The fluffy seed-heads, an important decorative feature, look fabulous glistening in the sun.
- 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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Q:Can this clematis be grown in a large patio tub. I need it to cover a screen on a north facing wall. If not can you suggest any clematis or honeysuckle that could do it.Asked on 16/5/2014 by juliatee from Bakewell derbyshire
There are clematis that will tolerate and grow on a north facing wall, but if you are also wanting to grow in a pot then ideally you need to use one of the more compact varieties. Clematis 'Frankie' will tolerate a north or east-facing wall.
Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee'
Clematis macropetala 'Wesselton'
Hope this helpsAnswered on 20/5/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
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