Clematis Viticella Prince Charles

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Soft, violet blue flowers to 12cm. Clematis ‘Prince Charles’ is easy to grow and offers reliable performance and plenty of flowers from late spring to summer.
Clematis ‘Prince Charles’ holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, so you know it is good.

Viticella Clematis, are also known as Italian Clematis, they are easy, hardy and will establish quickly. The flowers are small, but there are LOTS of them, they literally cover the tendrils. They have good heat tolerance and so will take more sun than the larger flowering varieties of Clematis and the cut flowers will even last well in a vase.

Viticella Clematis flower spring to autumn on the current seasons growth. They are pruning Group 3, so when the flowers finish you simply cut it just above the ground, next season it will grow to its full, dramatic size.

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.

Code

CLVPC

Botantical name

Clematis viticella

Height

180-240cm

Width

30-100cm

Flowers

Late spring to autumn

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

2