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HYBRID CLEMATIS

Hybrid Clematis, bred for their large, showy, single and double flowers from early to late summer. Some varieties flowering twice a year. A wide range of colours.

 
Spring Flowering
             
Summer Flowering 
             
Autumn Flowering 
             
Evergreen 
                                                           
                                                           
 
NAME
 
DESCRIPTION
 
ASPECT
 
HEIGHT
 
PRUNING
                                         
                                         
 
Amethyst Beauty
 
Deep velvet-purple flowers mid to late September.
 
Any aspect in fertile soil.
 
1.8m
 

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      Blue Angel       RHS Award of Garden Merit. Lavender-blue flowers with ruffled sepals during June and October.       Plant in fertile soil in sun.       2.5m       3
                                         
                                         
      Bonanza       Stunning, purple-blue, summer flowering variety.       Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade.       2m       3
                                         
                                         
      Bourbon       NEW. Large, single vibrant-red flowers with yellow anthers during June and August.       Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade.       2-2.5m       2
                                         
                                         
 
Comtesse de Bouchaud
 
RHS Award of Garden Merit. Curved petals of cyclamen pink. Very free flowering.
 
Any aspect in fertile soil.
 
3m
 
3
                                         
                                         
      Crystal Fountain       Large, double lilac flowers with creamy stamens during May to June and September.       Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade.       3m       2
                                         
                                         
      Daniel Deronda       RHS Award of Garden Merit. Deep purple-blue single/semi-double flowers during May-June and August-September. Free flowering.       Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade.       2.5m       2
                                         
                                         
      Diamantina       Long flowering, purple-blue, double flowers from summer to autumn.       Plant in fertile soil in sunny aspect.       1.5-1.8m       2
                                         
                                         
      Diana's Delight       Unusual two-tone blue flowers during early summer and again during autumn.       Plant in fetile soil in any aspect.       2m       2
                                         
                                         
 
Dr Ruppel
 
Deep pink flowers with darker bar. Suitable for containers.
 
Fertile soil, sun or semi-shade.
 
3m
 
2
                                         
                                         
      Elsa Spath       Mid-blue flowers from May to September.       Fertile soil in sun or semi-shade.       2.5-3m       2
                                         
                                         
      Fond Memories       Large, pink-tinged, creamy-white flowers from June to September. Very free flowering.       Fertile soil in full sun or semi-shade.       2-2.5m       3
                                         
                                         
      General Sikorski       Dark mid-blue flowers from June to September.       Most fertile soils in sun or semi-shade.       3m       2
                                         
                                         
      Gillian Blades       White flowers with wavy edges during late May to August. Attrative seed heads.       Fertile soil in any position.       2.5m       2
                                         
                                         
      Guernsey Cream       Creamy-yellow flowers, 12cm across. Very free-flowering during Spring.       Fertile soil, but not in full sun.       2.5m       2
                                         
                                         
      Henryii       A very free-flowering cultivar with white flowers during June and September.       Plant in fertile soil and any aspect.       3.5m       2
                                         
                                         
      H F Young       Wedgwood-blue flowers with cream anthers during May to June and September.       Fertile soil in any position.       2.5m       2
                                         
                                         
      jackmanii       A spectacular clematis with dark purple flowers from July to October.       Fertile soil in any aspect.       3m       3
                                         
                                         
      Kingfisher       Intense blue flowers with cream anthers during May-June and again during September.       Plant in fertile soil any aspect.       2-2.5m       2
                                         
                                         
 
 
Niobe
 
Large dark ruby-red flowers from June to September. Free flowering over a long season.
 
Fertile soil, in sun or semi-shade.
 
2.5-3m
 
2
                                         
                                         
      Perle d'Azur
 
Lovely, sky-blue flowers from July to September.

  Fertile soil, any aspect.
 
3.5m

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      Prince Charles       Masses of medium-size blue flowers from June to September. For all aspects apart from North.       Fertile soil in sun or semi-shade.       2m       3
                                         
                                         
      Rebecca       Stunning, large red flowers throughout summer.       Plant in sun or semi-shade in fertile soil.       2m       3
                                         
                                         
      Reflections       Lilac-blue, semi-double flowers, early to late summer.       Plant in sun or semi-shade in fertile soil.       1.8m       3
                                         
                                         
      Sir Edward Elgar       Spring flowering, deep pink-violet nodding bell-shaped flowers.       Plant in sun or semi-shade in fertile soil.        2m        1
                                         
                                         
      Spring Velvet       Deep velvety-purple flowers during Spring.       Well drained soil in a sunny aspect.       2m       No pruning required

CLEMATIS PRUNING TECHNIQUES

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GROUP 1 - Cut all stems to 30cm in the first year. In subsequent years, cut out dead or weak stems after flowering. Cut all stems back to 1m in the first year. In subsequent years, prune just above previous year to a strong pair of buds. Prune in autumn or spring.
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GROUP 2 - Cut all stems back to 1m in the first year. In subsequent years, prune just above previous year to a strong pair of buds. Prune in autumn or spring.
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GROUP 3 - Reduce all stems to just above the base of preiovus seasons growth, within 75cm of the soil level. Prune in early March.

This list is only to be used as a guide. Flower colour, scent and height can and will vary according to weather conditions, soil type and planting aspect. Plants subject to availability.

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