Launched by Thorncroft Clematis at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017. A Container Superstar!
The attractive double blue-purple flowers have a greeny-white tip to the tepals and appear from summer through to autumn. This stunning clematis will light up your patio when grown in a large container with good drainage. Taiga is an exotic looking clematis and is ideal as a feature plant in a patio container or against a south facing wall. The plant can reach a width of 1 metre and height of 2.5 metres and should be grown in the sun. When the flower first opens it is very spikey, then it becomes like a rosette with large outer tepals, before the final stage when the centre opens out to create a luxuriant full double flower. Magnificent!!
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.
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
Flowering Months:June - September
Average Flower Size (Inches):3.5
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
Care and advice to harden off before planting.
The product was well packaged and looks very healthy.
Dafydd Parry April 2022
We were so pleased with this Clematis it arrived so well packaged and in excellent condition - so looking forward to next year - This Company is very reliable and helpful - Thankyou
Mrs Susan Eccles October 2021
how to care for it
packing for transport is first class - protects the plant
Craig Trumper October 2021
Excellent quality plants
Plants arrived in perfect condition.
Large healthy plants
June October 2021