Clematis 'Polish Spirit'
clematis (group 3)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil, neutral soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: July to September
- Flower colour: purple
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Saucer-shaped, rich purple flowers with deep red centres from July to September and dark green leaves. This late-flowering clematis is perfect for growing over a pergola or through a shrub, tree or climbing rose in full sun or partial shade. An easy-to-grow variety, it is resistant to clematis-wilt and damage from moderate winds.
- 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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