clematis (group 1)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
- Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
- Flowering period: May and June
- Flower colour: bright cherry-pink
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Beautiful, bright cherry-pink flowers in May and June amid purple-flushed, mid-green leaves. This award-winning form of montana clematis is ideal for covering a wall or fence in a north-facing site. A less vigorous relation of Clematis montana 'Pink Perfection', it's perfect for small gardens.
- 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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Hi Please can you help. Could I plant a Cleamtis 'Freda' in a pot. I want to grow it up a fence on a patio? If so what sort of pot would be ideal? As always thank you for your help........ Kind Regards BrendaAsked on 8/27/2009 by BRENDA COXALL
A:Hello Brenda, It is possible to grow this in a large pot - the bigger the better really but at least 50 x 50cm - as long as you make sure it is kept well fed and watered. I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 8/28/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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