This robust plant is floriferous and easy to grow. The pendent, double purple bells ring out at up to 10cm across. It has been awarded the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit for its reliability and beauty. The flowers are followed by handsome seed heads.
Clematis ‘Pauline’ is pruning group 1, which is super easy to care for, they flower on old wood, so you just have to trim to tidy once they have finished flowering.
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.
Spring to Summer
Cool to Mediterranean
Full Sun to Semi Shade