This evergreen clematis has been growing in our garden for many years, where it has consistently impressed us with its reliability and flower power. A rare find and absolutely garden worthy. It is a mass of flowers from late winter to spring. The white flowers are up to 7cm across and have reddish stamens. Clematis 'Purity' is a selected form of Clematis paniculata.
Clematis 'Purity' is pruning group 1, flowering on last year's growth. So they are super easy to care for, you just have to trim to tidy ... Or not, they really aren't too fussy.
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.
winter to spring
Cool to Mediterranean
Unavailable in WA
Full Sun to Semi Shade