Clematis Jackmanii Hybrids Kiri Te Kanawa

In the mood for mauve.

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Bounteous, fully double, mauve blue flowers show for months in spring followed by a solid autumn rebloom. Each flower is up to 15cm across. A moderate grower up to 2.4m.

Clematis ‘Kiri Te Kanawa’ is Pruning Group 2, which means a simple light prune after the first bloom, it will flower on new and old growth.

Jackmanii Clematis hybrids are gorgeous, large flowering Clematis that produce months of colour. The strong vine tendrils establish quickly and in no time are covered in flowers, that glow like brilliant jewels strung up in your garden. 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 bountiful rewards.

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.

Code

CLJKK

Botantical name

Clematis x jackmanii

Height

240cm

Width

30-100cm

Flowers

Summer to Autumn

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

2