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PATIO CLEMATIS

Patio Clematis are a more recent introduction that are very compact, less vigorous, but still flower profusely, even when grown in pots.

 
Spring Flowering
             
Summer Flowering 
             
Autumn Flowering 
             
Evergreen 
                                                           
                                                           
 
NAME
 
DESCRIPTION
 
 ASPECT
 
HEIGHT
     
PRUNING
     

     
     
     
 
 
                                         
      Alaina       Deep-pink flowers fading with age, from summer to early autumn.       Plant in shade in fertile soil.       1.2m       3
                                         
                                         
      Alijonushka       Bell-shaped blooms of vivid pink during summer. Non-clinging variety.       Moist, well drained soil. Sun or semi-shade.       1.5m       3
                                         
                                         
      Angelique       Lilac flowers from spring to late summer. Ideal for growing in a container on the patio.       Any site with partial shade.       1.2m       2
                                         
                                         
      Bernadine       Mauve flowers produced freely from late spring to early autumn. Ideal for containers.       Any site with partial shade.       1.2m       2
                                         
                                         
      Bijou       Beautiful mauve flowers from May to June. Ideal for pots and hanging baskets.       Any aspect in all fertile soils.       30cm       2
                                         
                                         
      Cezanne       A long flowering dwarf form, ideal for growing in pots. Light blue flowers with a yellow centre.        Plant in a fertile soil in full sun.        1.2m         2
                                         
                                         
      Charmaine       NEW. Dark red flowers, semi-double, first flush then single, from May onwards.       Fertile soil in any aspect except north.       1-1.5m       2
                                         
                                         
      Chelsea       NEW AT CHELSEA 2013. A small, compact plant with Pale blue to white flowers from late Spring to Autumn.       Any aspect, well drained soil.       60-90cm       3
                                         
                                         
      Countess of Wessex       NEW AT CHELSEA 2012. Pale pink flowers with dark stamens during May to June and August to September.        Semi-shade in fertile soil.       1.2m       3
                                         
                                         
      Filigree       Compact form, single and semi-double pale-lilac, ruffled flowers during summer. Suitable for hanging baskets.       Any aspect in fertile soil.       90cm+       2
                                         
                                         
      Fleuri       A compact form with deep purple flowers from May to October. Ideal for containers.       Plant in fertile soil in semi-shade.       1.5m       2
                                         
                                         
      Fukuzono       Non-clinging variety. Nodding indigo flowers fading to mid-blue from July to September.       Well drained soil in sun or semi-shade.       1-1.5m       3
                                         
                                         
      Giselle        NEW AT CHELSEA 2013. Deep pink flowers fading to pale pink all Summer. Ideal for growing in a container or on the patio.        Any site with partial shade.       1.2m        2 
                                         
                                         
      Kitty       Compact variety. White flower with dark purple stamens from May to October.       Any aspect. Good for containers.       1m       2
                                         
                                         
      Parisienne       Deep lilac flowers from late spring to late summer. Dwarf bushy habit. Ideal for containers.       Plant in fertile soil in partial shade.       1.2m       2
                                         
                                         
      Picardy       Red-purple flowers with a brighter bar from June to September. Ideal for pots.       Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade.       1-1.5m       2
                                         
                                         
      Sacha       NEW. A beautiful variety with purple flowers and creamy yellow anthers from April to August. Great for pots.        Well drained soil in any position.       1.5m       3
                                         
                                         
      Samaritan Jo       NEW AT CHELSEA 2013. Silvery-pink flowers with purple edges from late Spring to Autumn.       Plant in semi-shade in fertile soil.       1.2m       2
                                         
                                         
      Volunteer       NEW AT CHELSEA 2016. Compact variety with a lilac flower and carmen stripe. Flowers all summer long.       Any site in most aspects.       1.2m       3
                                         
                                         

CLEMATIS PRUNING TECHNIQUES

PG1         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.
           
PG2         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.
           
PG3         GROUP 3 - Reduce all stems to just above the base of previous 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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