Clematis Princess Kate ('Zoprika') (PBR)
clematis (group 3)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: June to September
- Flower colour: white with a plum flush
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Only just released onto the market, this brand new Clematis is a beauty. It is a texensis type, producing upright to nodding, bell-shaped flowers to 6cm long, that flare out widely towards their pointed tips. The petals have an attractive colouring, being white on the inside and stained reddish-purple on the outside. These petals form around a boss of rich plum coloured stamens, which become more and more noticeable as the flowers open. The overall effect is very pretty, and as the flowers appear throughout summer and into the autumn, it has a long season of interest too.
- 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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Q:Does "fully hardy" mean it is hardy in ZONE 4?Asked on 28/4/2015 by mj from NW Iowa
Being a British website, I am not too familiar with the American system of cold hardiness (or indeed how cold it gets in NW Iowa), but basically, fully hardy means it can cope with worst of the weather over here.Answered on 21/5/2015 by Helen from crocus
Q:Hello, would this be suitable to grow in a container to train up a mature bay hedge to add some interest? Or would clematis Florida be more suitable? I would like a long flowering season in late rather than early summer.Asked on 25/4/2015 by CH from london
This can certainly be grown in a large pot, provided it is kept well watered, and it can be allowed to scramble over an established hedge. This would also be a better option than the C. florida, as at the start of each year, you can cut this down hard and it will then put on lots of fresh new growth.Answered on 15/5/2015 by Helen from crocus
Q:Hello, I really like this plant but I have had some trouble with clematis wilt in my garden, would this be more resistant than the more tender clematis?Asked on 7/4/2015 by Hollis from london
This is a texensis type, so it does show some resistance to wilt, but if you want guaranteed wilt-free plants, then opt for one of the alpinas, viticellas, macropetalas or montanas.Answered on 8/4/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
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