A great, compact Clematis with an upright habit (non-clinging). It grows to around one metre and is covered in deep, violet purple flowers from early summer. The flowers average 9cm across and each of the four petals has a gentle twist. The deep purple filaments are topped with creamy yellow anthers, this is a great feature of the plant.
Clematis ‘Petit Faucon’ (Evisix (N) PP 11.013) holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, so you know it has been put through its paces.
Grow up a shrub, obelisk, trellis or let it ramble. A good companion for roses.
This petit Clematis is great in gardens or pots. The new leaves have a bronze blush before maturing to mid green. It is pruning group 3, so should be pruned back hard in winter/spring once flowering has concluded.
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 complimentary shades. In fact, Clematis intermingle well with many plants – trees and shrubs especially as they can be used for climbing in a beautiful symbiosis. They are so versatile, you can even grow them in pots.
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.
Grow Clematis in humus rich, moist, well drained soil. They need good drainage or the roots can rot. Plant so they will receive around six hours sun a day and are shielded from the hot afternoon rays. To perform at their best they should be fertilised well, to do this you can use a Rose Fertiliser every three months or so.
Supplied as: Pots
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade