Clematis LAVALLEE No.1

£19.95
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NEW & Exclusive! Introduced by Thorncroft Clematis!
LAVALLEE No.1 has rich deep bluey-purple flowers that blend to an almost white bar in the centre of the tepal and very prominent purple stamens like luxurious eyelashes in the centre. The white bar also has bluey-purple veins across it and in some situations the white bar is more pronounced. 
The name means 'The Valley' and this is plant No.1.
Stock Status: In Stock
NEW & Exclusive! Introduced by Thorncroft Clematis!
LAVALLEE No.1 has rich deep bluey-purple flowers that blend to an almost white bar in the centre of the tepal and very prominent purple stamens like luxurious eyelashes in the centre. The white bar also has bluey-purple veins across it and in some situations the white bar is more pronounced. 
The name means 'The Valley' and this is plant No.1.
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LAVALLEE No.1 has rich deep bluey-purple flowers that blend to an almost white bar in the centre of the tepal and very prominent purple stamens like luxurious eyelashes in the centre. The white bar also has bluey-purple veins across it and in some situations the white bar is more pronounced. 
Flowers are produced in great abundance across the plant in late spring and early summer, then again in late summer and autumn.   We recommend growing in a container so that the plant can benefit from winter protection.

Bred by renowned clematis breeder Ton Hannink from the Netherlands this beautiful new clematis is a part of a long lasting breeding program that has already brought us the unique clematis SUGAR SWEET™ Blue and we can look forward to many more in the years to come.
Sadly Ton died in November 2021 and did not get to see this wonderful clematis introduced to market, however working with Marie-Laure and Benoit Javoy and their Nursery in France we are delighted to share in Ton's legacy and these wonderful plants he has created.

The name means 'The Valley' and this is plant No.1.

Other clematis by Ton Hannink
BURNING LOVE 'Vitiwester'
SUGAR SWEET™ Blue

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:
    May - June & August - September
  • Average Flower Size (Inches):
    4.5
  • 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:
    Purple
  • Weight:
    1.5kg
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Highly recommend

Beautiful large plant in perfect condition. Ordered and delivered with 48hrs - regular updates in between.

Couldn't get any better than that Many thanks

Julia Smithard August 2022

Perfect Plants

Amazing service, plants arrived in beautiful condition in perfect package fantastic all round service

Paul McMann August 2022

Right plant right place?

This will be my first attempt to grow a Clematis in a large pot. Lavallee No 1 appears to tick all the boxes for the position I want to grow it in. It arrived promptly and in good condition so fingers crossed it will do well like my other Thorncroft plants.

Ian Sage August 2022

Clematis

Plants looking great and now coming in to flower

Richard Barber August 2022

Great service.

This clematis has surpassed my expectations even with the very hot weather. It has planted up well and I’m excited to see how it grows in the fullness of time.

Julia George July 2022