Clematis 'Diamantina' (Evipo039) has luscious, deep violet blue double flowers that grow to a whopping 15cm across. Flowers spring with a strong repeat showing of double blooms in autumn. Each flower can last up to four weeks; this is quite a feat with such delicate petals.
The flowers of Clematis 'Diamantina' can even be used in cut flower arrangements. It is pruning group 2; cut back to a third late winter/early spring. Clematis 'Diamantina' is part of Raymond Evison's prestigious Regal Collection.
Jackmanii Clematis hybrids are gorgeous, large flowering Clematis. The strong, vine tendrils are covered in flowers, like brilliant jewels strung up in your garden, for many weeks. They are perfect to soften harsh edges such as posts, pergolas fences and walls or even trees.
Jackmanii Clematis make a statement of beauty without being overpowering and offer a show in spring and autumn.
Jackmanii Clematis are easy to grow and ideal for beginners. They require little in the way of care and are very rewarding.
Clematis grow well where Roses grow well. They are also excellent in combination. You can use similar colours for a lovely blend or create some drama with contrasting shades. Clematis intermingle well with many plants. They are fast growing and produce lots of flowers.
The old adage is to plant your clematis so their 'head' is in the sun and their 'feet' are in the shade. In other words they like their root zone to be cool and protected, and the stem to grow up into a sunny position. You can protect the root zone with mulch and or by using other plants to shield the roots from the sun.
Clematis can be trained to grow on a trellis, fence, through trees and shrubs, along pergolas or any where you like! They are so versatile, you can even use them as a ground cover.
Grow Clematis in humus rich, moist, well drained soil. They need good drainage or the roots will rot. Plant so they will receive around six hours sun a day and shield from the hot afternoon rays. You can also grow Clematis in pots.
To perform at their best they should be fertilised well. Use a Rose Fertiliser every three months or so.
Clematis x jackmanii
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade