Clematis (group 3)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: July to October
- Flower colour: white with purple-pink veining
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Open bell-shaped, white flowers, each with purple-pink veining that becomes more pronounced around the outer edges, are seen from midsummer to late autumn. Ideal for covering a pergola or arch, it also does well in large pots or containers filled with John Innes No 2 compost as long as it is kept well fed and watered.
- 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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Would this clematis be suitable for a windy site?
ThanksAsked on 4/7/2014 by Willco from SE London
No I wouldn't recommend using this clematis for a windy site. You really need a tougher climber,- something like a Lonicera would be better. I have attached below a link to a couple of climbers that would be better suited.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 4/8/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
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