Clematis ‘Arabella’ boasts an abundance of lilac purple flowers. Each bloom is up to 9cm across, opening spring to autumn, and then followed by silver whorled seed heads. The flowers have 4-8 tepals and on opening, have a red blush that quickly fades to mauve.
It holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit for its fantastic garden performance and impressive bloom season.
It is not self clinging (non-vining), initially it is self supportive and will gain some strength as it establishes with some woody branching but will benefit from a stake or neighbouring shrub/tree/plant.
Clematis ‘Arabella’ is pruning group 3 – cut the lowest bud in early spring (but after winter it may have already done this itself).
Clematis grow well where Roses grow well, and they are also excellent in combination. You can use similar colours for a lovely blend, or create some drama with bright shades. Clematis will also intermingle well with many other plants.
Clematis are a fabulous addition to the garden as they are fast growing and produce lots of flowers.
The old saying 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 while their tendrils enjoy the sunshine. In exposed positions this can be achieved with mulch and or by using other plants to shield the roots from the sun. The plant should be allowed to grow up into a sunny position.
Clematis can be trained to grow on a trellis, fence, through trees and shrubs, along pergolas or any where you like! They will need something a centimetre or less to twine in order to climb. They are so versatile, you can even use them as a ground cover.
To perform at their best, Clematis should be fertilised well. Use a Rose Fertiliser every three months or when they are actively growing.
Grow Clematis in humus rich, moist, well drained soil. They need good drainage or the roots will rot. Plant Clematis so they will receive around six hours sun a day and shield from the hot afternoon rays. You can even choose to grow your Clematis in pots.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 10 cm
Spring to autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade