Clematis macropetala 'Lagoon'
clematis (group 1)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April to May
- Flower colour: deep blue
- Other features: silvery seedheads
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This early spring-flowering clematis produces masses of nodding, deep blue, bell-shaped flowers with cream centres from April to May. An ideal climber for a north-facing site, the elegant flowers look lovely cascading over a pergola, garden fence or wall. The silvery seedheads, an important decorative feature, are retained throughout the summer.
- 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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Comments about Crocus Clematis macropetala'Lagoon':
Planted it at the foot of a north facing wall in my daughters London garden - it is now lovely and the blue flowers come out/just after/same time as camellia so it really lifts the spirits in the spring!
So nice I am getting one as well....
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Q:If I put this south facing in the lee of a fence (ie it's in shade for about half the day) then will it work? Many thanks.Asked on 18/5/2015 by powdercustard from United Kingdom
It would probably grow, but it will produce more flowers in a sunnier spot.Answered on 27/5/2015 by Helen from crocus
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