Clematis Alba Plena

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Clematis florida 'Abla Plena' has pretty double flowers of greeny-cream, rosette-like blooms, and is also known as florida 'Plena', or florida var. flore-pleno.
Stock Status: Sold Out
Clematis florida 'Abla Plena' has pretty double flowers of greeny-cream, rosette-like blooms, and is also known as florida 'Plena', or florida var. flore-pleno.
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Clematis Alba Plena
Clematis Alba Plena
Clematis Alba Plena
Clematis Alba Plena
Clematis Alba Plena
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Clematis florida 'Abla Plena' has pretty double flowers of greeny-cream, rosette-like blooms, and is also known as florida 'Plena', or florida var. flore-pleno.
An unstable variety where the blooms can occasionally revert to clematis Sieboldiana.

Cultivation Advice
I would recommend growing florida clematis in large pots because they perform very well and they make a stunning display on a patio. Stand the container on the patio from late February to early October and then move it into a sheltered corner or cold glasshouse to over-winter. They will not need heated conditions during the winter, just shelter and if taking them undercover they will probably continue flowering.

In early March the previous seasons growth should be hard pruned down to approximately one foot (30cm) from the soil level and a fresh top-dressing of compost and bonemeal can be applied to the container. Use Westland Gro-Sure Slow Release Plant Food for consistent feeding through the year. 

Avoid keeping the floridas too wet over the winter, on the other hand they must not be allowed to dry out completely. Always ensure the pot drains freely and each year harden the plants off during late March as described in the Planting & Care Guide

When planting florida clematis in the garden they will require the shelter of a south or south west facing wall, with good free draining soil. A sheet of bubble plastic or a double layer of garden fleece draped across and pegged into position will keep the worst of the winter weather at bay. This protection can be removed during early March so that hard pruning can be carried out, then feed with a single handful of bonemeal and water it in. Replace the protection until the worst of the weather has passed.

Specifications
  • Plant Size:
    Plants will usually be about 45-90cm tall on delivery, this can vary depending on the time of year and variety chosen. They are grown in 3 litre containers and are 2 years Old.
  • Aspect:
    Sun to Part Shade
  • Facing Aspect:
    South,East,West
  • Flowering Months:
    June - September
  • Average Flower Size (Inches):
    3.5
  • Average Height (Feet):
    7
  • Pruning:
    Hard in Feb/March (Group 3)
  • Soil Type:
    Moist but Good Drainage
  • Hardiness Zone:
    H5 - Hardy - Cold Winter (-15C to -10C)
  • Suitable for Containers:
    Yes
  • Awards:
    No
  • Scented:
    No
  • Habit:
    Deciduous Climber
  • Group:
    Florida
  • Colour:
    Cream
  • Weight:
    1.5kg
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Photogardener - Wymondham

Beautiful, subtle with long lasting flowers

The above says it all really and when the outer petals fall, the central petals just carry on blooming. They eventually leave seed heads. It really earns it's place in my garden.

Sadsack - England

One of five perfect plants

Having bought several from Thorncroft over the recent year, I decided to give the patio a boost of colour and clematis in pots is always a good idea in my opinion.

I bought all five florida types from Thorncroft and they arrived in a variety of states, one cut back but shooting strongly, one in full flower and the other three somewhere in between.

Now 8 weeks on the flowering one Cassis is still going great guns and the others have all had flowers or are about to have flower and this is just the first year! When will we be able to post pictures please?!!