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Botanical name - Clematis x hybrids
Family name - Ranunculaceae
Plant type - herbaceous perennial climber
Size - 2m – 3m tall
Flowering - late spring to summer
Position - full sun to part shade
General information - most Clematis plants will produce blooms within the first couple of years after planting. A deciduous vine that is reasonably fast growing, it will need support such as a lattice or a pergola when growing.
Soil - well-drained soil enriched with organic matter.
Watering - likes to be kept moist and require deep regular watering during spring and summer. Avoid water-logging.
Fertilising - use a general-purpose fertiliser regularly.
Pruning - may need regular cutting back in warm moist conditions. Likes to keep their roots in the shade and their heads in the sun.
Pests - pest resistant.
Tips - to ensure roots are kept cool, under-plant with a small shrub or you can fit a piece of shade cloth abound the stem and cover with mulch.
Preferred climate zones - Cool, Temperate, Arid, Semi-arid, Mild Tropical, Tropical