A lovely, semi upright, non climbing Clematis that is rare and unusual. The flowers last well and bloom readily and are followed by decorative, fluffy silver seed heads. The flowers are great for cutting. Quite a good humidity tolerance.
Healthy, hardy and easy to grow, the integrifolia clematis group have woody bases and scrambling, or non-vining stems. This means you can grow them along the ground, or train them with ties up obelisks or shrubs etc. they will sort of stand by themselves but are better trailing or tidier with support. This means you can grow them along the ground, or train them with ties up obelisks or happily through shrubs etc. they will sort of stand by themselves but are better trailing or with support.
Bush Clematis is quite tolerant of heat and humidity so you could try it in the warmer climes.
Bush Clematis is pruning group 3, so should be pruned back hard in winter/spring once flowering has concluded. The flowers are suitable for picking.
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 bountiful rewards.
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 complimentary shades. In fact, Clematis intermingle well with many different plants – trees and shrubs especially as they can be used for climbing in a beautiful symbiosis. They really are versatile, and what’s, more, you can 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 stems to grow up into the sunshine. You can protect the root zone with mulch and/or by using other plants to shield them from the sun.
Grow Clematis in humus rich, moist, well drained soil. They need good drainage, or the roots may 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 when they are actively growing.
Summer to autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade