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Commonly known as Virgin's bower
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Blue - with cream anthers
Height - 2.5m (8ft)
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 - early, 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 - shade roots and base.
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 (Germany)
Flower Shape - Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals - 12-15cm (4¾-6in) across with 6 to 9 wavy-margined overlapping sepals
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Seasonal Interest - Summer -
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - humus-rich. Mulch in late winter.
Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
- Pruning Group 1 - Flowering mid / late spring
- Pruning Group 2 - Flowering late spring / early summer
- Pruning Group 3 - Flowering late summer / early autumn
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