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Often asked: What’s the best clematis?

10 pretty summer clematis to grow

  • Clematis ‘Warszawska Nike’ This clematis has velvety purple flowers in late spring to early summer, and autumn.
  • Clematis ‘Night Veil’
  • Clematis florida ‘Alba Plena’
  • Clematis ‘Etoile Violette’
  • Clematis ‘Kingfisher’
  • Clematis ‘Picardy’
  • Clematis ‘Princess Diana’
  • Clematis ‘Carmencita’

Which is the easiest clematis to grow?

As a group, the viticellas are the easiest clematis to grow, wilt-resistant and happy in most soils and in positions, although they prefer sun. Pruning is easy – simply cut back to 12in in late winter.

What is the most vigorous clematis?

A vigorous climber, Clematis viticella ‘Emilia Plater’ will quickly cover a large wall or fence; grow it up a sturdy obelisk or let it scramble through a tree.

Is there a clematis that blooms all summer?

Historically, most large-flowered summer clematis bloomed through late summer, with some having a first flush in May/June. Modern breeding has produced varieties that keep going all season.

What clematis blooms the most?

If someone were to ask me for a list of my favorite plants right now, ‘Princess Diana’ clematis would definitely top that list. Its tuliplike flowers are not only beautiful but also strikingly different in form from most large-flowered hybrids.

What is the best time of year to plant clematis?

The best time to plant clematis is in late spring or early autumn, when the soil is moist and warm, but not too hot. You can plant clematis in summer, but you’ll need to water it more frequently to help it establish well. Avoid planting clematis in winter.

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What is a Type 3 clematis?

Group 3 Clematis include the later flowering clematis, whether they be large-flowered hybrids such as Gipsy Queen or the smaller viticellas, orientalis, tangutica and texensis groups. The key is that these plants all flower on the new season’s growth.

What is the best late flowering clematis?

The best known late-flowering clematis is probably Clematis viticella. It was introduced from central Europe in the 16th century and has since been bred to produce much-loved cultivars such as ‘Madame Julia Correvon’, which is like a cloud of red butterflies, and ‘Etoile Violette’, a free-flowering, rich plummy purple.

How do I keep clematis blooming all summer?

Usually, the problem isn’t lack of fertilizer, but too much, which may produce lush foliage and few blooms. As a general rule, clematis benefits from a handful of 5-10-10 fertilizer in the spring, along with a layer of compost. Apply a water-soluble fertilizer once or twice during spring and summer.

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