These 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.There is no need to deadhead these clematis, however if they appear to have finished flowering earlier than you expected, there is no harm in giving them a light trim to encourage new growth and a secondary flowering late in the autumn.
Group:Mid-Summer To Autumn
Although this plant has a stunning flower, it tends to be straggly and dies back very quickly once it has flowered. I have 2, one that I've had abut 5 years and a year old one, to be perfectly honest it's difficult to tell the difference between them. They are very hungry plants, I feed mine weekly with Richard Jackson multi purpose feed.
Zezziebee July 2020
Very prolific flowerer
Started flowering early and went on for months, also coped well with competition from surrounding plants.
Ladymuck July 2020
pleasure of my plant
Bought this plant in memory of my dad, it is amazing. It flowered in june & then we went on holiday & the weather had been in the 30degrees. We came home to a sickly plant but i cut it down, fed it & within a short time it was flowering again. It is now November & I have about 20 blooms on it. It looks green with a pink edge but it changes to the pretty colour in the picture. It is my favourite in the garden.
Novice July 2020