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Clematis in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Clematis

 

Clematis

Clematis are a very popular climber with a large number a varieties (over 300). With its beauty of form, variety of colouring and generous display and varieties flowering in every season, they are revered as the 'Queen of Climbers'. All clematis fall into one of three groups and each variety listed in this encyclopedia will be given the appropriate group number. This relates to the pruning required to keep your clematis in tip-top condition. The different groups are explained under pruning tasks.

 
plant Features
  • Clematis likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Clematis likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Clematis is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Clematis likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 4 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Clematis

Latin name

Clematis

type

Climber

family

Ranunculaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Clematis likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Clematis is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Clematis likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Clematis likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

  •  
    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Clematis is 1.50meters x 2.50meters 1.50 M 2.50 M

Clematis

Clematis are a very popular climber with a large number a varieties (over 300). With its beauty of form, variety of colouring and generous display and varieties flowering in every season, they are revered as the 'Queen of Climbers'. All clematis fall into one of three groups and each variety listed in this encyclopedia will be given the appropriate group number. This relates to the pruning required to keep your clematis in tip-top condition. The different groups are explained under pruning tasks.


Flowering Season

From Early Spring TO Late Autumn

Clematis come in a very wide of colours from pure white, through yellow, pink and reds shades to a deep purple, they can be a single colour and others have stripes. Depending on which you buy they can flower at many different times of the year. There are so many to choose from!

 

Planting out

From Mid Spring TO Early Autumn

Plant container grown plants in spring or autumn taking care to shade their roots

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Semi hard wood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 
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