Clematis Sea Breeze ('Zo09063') (PBR)

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Buy Clematis Sea Breeze ('Zo09063') (PBR) clematis (group 3): Loads of soft blue summer flowers

This climber is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to November
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The gorgeous, slightly nodding blue flowers, which appear over a really long period from midsummer, earned this clematis a place in our range. It won't get too big, so is great in smaller gardens and large patio pots, and like most viticella clematis it also shows good resistance to the dreaded wilt.

  • 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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Notes on Clematis Sea Breeze ('Zo09063') (PBR)

"Spring is an excellent time to plant a viticella clematis, such as ‘Sea Breeze’. It will have a chance to put its feet down and flower by late July. Climbers take up little ground room and viticellas, bred from a Spanish species, are drought tolerant and easy to prune. Just cut them back hard now. They flower on new wood. 'Purpurea Plena Elegans’, 'Etoile Violette','Polish Spirit’, ‘Romantika’, and 'Dark Eyes’ are all excellent viticellas"

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A beautiful plant

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I bought two of these Clematis back in November 2019. On arrival, one was broken at the base, which I think it might have happened during transport. After sending pictures, Crocus customer service was great and they refunded the price of one plant and advised the plant needed to be planted as soon as possible for it to thrive. After cutting them down to a pair of healthy buds around 10 inches above the ground (as recommended), I did plant them in a big deep pot and the following June it started blooming with a profusion of beautiful large blue lilac blooms which lasted up until November. I guess they reached around 2,5 metres trained on the wall. For this year, I trained them on an obelisk as we were moving houses and training them on the wall was not an option. And I have to say they look amazing! Imagine a pyramid of blue flowers cascading down the pot and entwining themselves around lavender and other plants. Such a joy to behold and it provided interest to our small garden when roses were preparing for their second flush. We moved only last week and the plants survived the four hours journey and they seem to be doing okay. I was worried about moving them in the middle of the growing season but they are still in flower (18th August) and I hope they will be in bloom until the first frosts. Although the stems can reach a long distance, they are very thin and can be trained over an arch or obelisk, and the effect is quite stunning so I really recommend this plant to everyone even if they have a small garden. It is healthy and the only problem I have noticed is that there can be aphids at the beginning of the season, which I believe is normal if there are roses around. However, one can buy ladybirds online (larvae are better as they stay on the plants and are quite hungry!) and in a couple of days those little soldiers will control the aphids with no problem. Finally, the flowers last long and they drop on their own so deadheading can be optional.

Walter Hugo

Southampton

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Pretty pale blue flowers

5

I planted this clematis in front of an evergreen hedge with Penstemon'Garnet' and 3 polemonium. I am pleased with the combination, and the clematis did well in its first year, in spite of very hot and dry conditions.

Enthusiastic gardener

North Nottinghamshire

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it damped off but there are signs of new growth.

5

It died off a while after planting. But it is showing signs of new growth from the bottom. Some clematis do this.

valerie

wolverhampton

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