One of the best known varieties of clematis. A deciduous climber whose beautiful blooms have up to eight pale rose petals, each with a striking deep carmine bar. They bloom profusely from early Summer, with a much appreciated second flush in early Autumn. It loses all of its leaves in Autumn and fresh foliage appears the following Spring.
These are a good choice of climber for a partially shaded North facing wall, as the colouring of the flowers tends to fade in full sun. Perfect for covering a trellis, pergola or archway or a stunning companion for climbing roses! As it is happy in part shade you can also grow it up through host trees or over large shrubs in your borders!
To care for these remove dead and damaged stems before growth begins in early Spring, cutting all remaining stems back to where strong buds are visible. Apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around its base in early Spring. They are fully hardy and like well drained, neutral soil.