Clematis 'Luna Lass'
clematis (group 1)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: March - April
- Flower colour: green-flushed cream
- Hardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter)
The early spring flowers have a prominent boss of stamens, which are surrounded by creamy-green petals, and they often appear in profusion, filling the air with their delicious citrus scent. The evergreen foliage is a dark green and finely cut creating a lacy effect throughout the year - and providing an excellent backdrop for the flowers. Diminuitive in habit, it can be used as a scrambler or low climber and it makes an excellent choice for a large pot. Needing a little protection in colder areas, it is ideally suited to a warm, south-facing wall.
- 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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