Clematis 'Gravetye Beauty'
clematis (group 3)
The upward-facing, tulip-shaped flowers are a satin-textured ruby red in late summer, sprawl them over silver Artemesia ‘Powis Castle or phlomis
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to October
- Flower colour: red
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Rich crimson-red flowers, resembling lily-flowered tulips, from July to October and mid- to dark green leaves. This late, small-flowered clematis is perfect for training over an arch or pergola in full sun or partial shade. The rich red tulip-like flowers look particularly dramatic growing through grey or silver-leaved shrubs.
- 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.
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