Large flowered clematis prefer a good quality soil with high nutrient levels and a soil which is moist but free-draining. Improve planting holes with at least 2 forkfuls of well rotted manure or garden compost and if you don't have these use a 'Soil Improver' compost. The Improvement material added should be placed under the root of the plant not around it. This encourages the roots to grow downwards and remain deep and cool during summer. If your clematis flowers in May-June(late spring), cut the dead flower heads when they have finished to encourage a second set of flowers to be produced in the late summer and autumn. Be prepared to wait for a couple of years before they will be at their best - Our saying is - 1st year = Roots, 2nd year = Shoots, 3rd year = Flowers!
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.
Flowering Months:May - June & August - September
Average Flower Size (Inches):5.5
Average Height (Feet):6.5
Pruning:Light in Feb/March (Group 2)
Soil Type:Moist but Good Drainage
Hardiness Zone:H6 - Hardy - Very Cold Winter (-20C to -15C)
Suitable for Containers:Yes
Group:Early To Mid-Summer
Good plant , strong and clean.
David Collings June 2022
Fabulous plant and experience!
Loved the clematis Dawn which is a present for friends 69th birthday. Arrived with beautiful flora and green leaves looking very fresh and healthy.
Packaging and delivery was excellent too, as was communication, all in all great shopping experience x
Sue Bell May 2022
Healthy plant and fully informed throughout delivery process
Jane Coutinho April 2022
I have a very shady garden and Google brought me straight to this website when I asked for clematis for shade.
Bought 3 from a RHS show, got no help and they all died.
Called here and Carol was excellent telling me exactly what I needed to know and more!
Super service, super delivery and super plants.
All have flowered in the first year.
Superb July 2020