A truly stunning new 'two-tone' clematis bred by Wim Snoeijer in The Netherlands. The rich vibrant purple of its ruffled & slightly recurved margins runs through its veins towards white bars. The boss of dark purple stamens adds the finishing touch to these lovely blooms.
Included in this group are those clematis commonly thought of as Viticella's, or viticella crosses. However we have taken the liberty to include some other cultivars in this group because their growth, habit and appearance is identical to that of the Viticella's. They include the likes of 'Blekitny Aniol', 'Polish Spirit' and 'Prince Charles' because of their similarities, and for ease of selection, we feel justified in placing them within this group.
They are all extremely hardy, very free flowering, their pruning is simple and they cannot be recommended highly enough. Especially useful for people new to growing clematis as they are extremely tolerant of what the gardener does to them! They all make excellent companions to grow with roses.
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.
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:June - September
Average Flower Size (Inches):2.75
Average Height (Feet):6.5
Pruning:Hard in Feb/March (Group 3)
Soil Type:Moist but Good Drainage
Hardiness Zone:H6 - Hardy - Very Cold Winter (-20C to -15C)
Suitable for Containers:Yes
Brand:J van Zoest
Excellent presale advice
Very knowledgeable growers. I needed advice about which clematis to buy given the constraint of space and the location. The clematis was sent promptly, it is a good strong plant and was well packaged. I will always use Thorncroft and would recommend them to anyone who needs advice and a good range to choose from.
Hilary Over May 2022
One of the very best!
What a stunning clematis! I've always loved 'Venosa Violacea' but this seems more vigorous and longer lasting.....gorgeous in the sunlight but also lights up shady areas.......more needed!
Gullsway September 2020
Beautiful yong flowers
I have this now three in my garden and ilove the yoing flowers as they open.
Now I have time for my memorial garden that it looks full of lovely clematis blooms from Thorncroft.
I look for you at Chelsea Flower Show again in this year with my pictures.
Darlan July 2020
Super super nova
I just love the viticella.
Good for a first time clematis grower or someone addicted like I am!
Good plants from Thorncroft again this year. nice consistent quality plants a no nonsense idiot salesman like some places.
Daryl July 2020
If you could only grow one clematis this should be it
I saw this at Chelsea over the Thorncroft arch and knew it was for me.
It grew and flowered from July to September in its first year. Great service again thanks.
Frankie July 2020
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