Rhapsody in blue, the flowers are 10-12cm across and deepen in intensity as they mature. A repeat flowerer with impressive vigour. Clematis ‘Rhapsody’ holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit. It is pruning group 2, so just requires a light prune after the first bloom.
Jackmanii Clematis hybrids are gorgeous, large flowering Clematis. The strong vine tendrils establish quickly and are covered in flowers, like brilliant jewels strung up in your garden, for many months. They are the perfect plant to soften harsh edges such as posts, pergolas fences and walls or even trees.
Jackmanii Clematis make a statement of beauty without being overpowering. They are easy to grow and ideal for beginners, requiring little in the way of care and offering a lot of reward.
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. As a point 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 shield from the hot afternoon rays. To perform at their best they should be fertilised well. Use a Rose Fertiliser every three months or so.
Supplied as: Pots
Clematis x jackmanii
Spring to autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade