Clematis 'The President'
clematis (group 2)
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to September
- Flower colour: rich purple
- Other features: N/A
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Large, purple-blue flowers with handsome pointed petals and red centres from June to September. Since its introduction in the late 19th century this has been one of the most popular clematis. A free-flowering and reliable variety, it is ideal for training over a pergola or garden arch in full sun or partial shade.
- 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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Q:Climbers for North East facing wall
Hi I was just wondering if you could give me some advice please. Our house is a Victorian end of terrace - the side of the house faces North-East. The side of the house is very bare (only two tiny windows on ground floor) and we would like to grow something up the wall. We have had trouble with graffiti in the past and want to paint the side of the house and then put trellis to about 7ft. Can you suggest something that would grow quite quickly please. Kind Regards JoannaAsked on 11/6/2009 by Joanna Swainson
A:Thank you so much Helen, this helps a lot.Answered on 11/9/2009 by Joanna Swainson
A:Hello Joanna, If you click on the link below it will take you to our fast growing climbers, which will cope with low light levels. If you click into each card you can then see the eventual height and spread of each plant - some of them are pretty big. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/plcid.15/vid.186/vid.237/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 11/9/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:Clematis loosing it's leaves-is this normal?
Hi Crocus, Recently I have bought lots of plants from you for my new garden including a Clematis 'The President'. It arrived in splendid health but now a month later it is dying back rapidly and losing its leaves-which are now brown. Is this just part of its winter state? Will it come back next spring? Thank you for your helpAsked on 10/15/2009 by Crocus Customer Services
A:Thank you for this I just didn't know if this was meant to happen never
having grown a Clematis before! Thank you for your advice SueAnswered on 10/16/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
A:Hello Sue, I'm sorry if you are unhappy with the plant, these plants
are deciduous so are losing their leaves now. This is a natural part of
their life cycle and soon the leaves will disappear altogether. I have
added some notes to your order about your concerns, so if the plant
fails to put on lots of new, lush growth in spring then please get back
to us and we will happily replace it. I hope this helps.
Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 10/16/2009 by Sue
Q:Climbing Plant on a North-Facing Trellis
Dear Sir/Madam, Could you recommend a climbing plant for a trellis? The trellis in question is set against my neighbour's wall, and faces northward. So, I'm looking for a plant to provide maximum, attractive, fast-growing coverage. Yours faithfully, PeterAsked on 8/18/2009 by Peter Lawson
A:Hello Peter, I have done a search on our Plant Finder and if you click on the following link it will take you to all the climbers which will grow on a north facing aspect and are fast growing (although keep in mind most plants are going into their dormant period now) http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/plcid.15/vid.186/vid.237/ I hope this helps.Answered on 8/19/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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