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CLEMATIS 'Ernest Markham'

Commonly known as Virgin's bower

Large Flowered Summer Varieties

Petunia red with velvety sheen
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Available again from summer 2020 - These plants are expected to be available sometime in summer.
£14.50 each
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ £12.00 each

Delivery Information Available again from summer 2020

 

  • Deciduous
  • Red - petunia red with light chocolate anthers
  • Height - 3-4m (10-13ft)
  • Spread - 1m (39in)
  • Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - late, small- to large-flowered climber
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun - prefers full sun. Provide shade for roots and base of plant.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - remove dead and damaged stems before growth begins in early spring. Trim remaining stems to strong buds.
  • Pests & Diseases - cutworms, aphids on young plants, clematis wilt.
  • Place of origin - garden origin (UK)
  • Flower Shape - Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals - 10cm (4in) across, with 6 to 8 blunt-tipped sepals
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - humus-rich. Mulch in late winter.
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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