A stunner with masses of flowers with twisted, two tone petals. The scented flowers are creamy white at their heart and deepen to deep lilac at the edge they can open nonstop from January to March. Each bloom is 3-4cm across. The bipinnate leaves are deep green. The fragrance is reminiscent of almonds or marzipan.
Quick to grow and establish. A cross of C. viticella and C. flammula. Pruning group 3.
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.
Supplied as: Pots
Clematis x triterrata
Summer to autumn
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade