clematis (group 2)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: May to June and August to September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Purple-blue double flowers with large outer petals and a ruff of shorter petals at their centre, appear from late spring. In late summer a second flush may appear, but at this stage the flowers only bear a single row of larger petals. Their rich colour mixes well with deep pinks and plum, and they make particularly good partners for roses.
- Garden care: Remove dead and damaged stems before growth begins in early spring, cutting all remaining stems back to where strong buds are visible. Apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant in early spring.
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