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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