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):6.5
Average Height (Feet):7
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
Very pretty, healthy plant, well packed, promptly delivered
Marion July 2022
Excellent, quality plant, as always. Order processed, packed & dispatched quickly.
Helen Deeley June 2022
So far so good. Kept informed about availability, plant arrived safely and well packed, looks healthy. Not yet planted, should hopefully flower next year
Wendy Beecher October 2021
Delighted when I unpacked it and found flowers.....it is beautiful.
First time ordering with Thorncroft and won't be the last
delivery ......As promised.what more can I say.....
TCG.........the constant gardener October 2020
This really is a stunner. I bought it last year, and it produced some good blooms. I pruned it in accordance with the care instructions, and this year it has put on vigorous growth and is full of blooms. Very pleased with this purchase
TraceyS July 2020
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