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CLEMATIS 'Multi Blue'
Commonly known as Virgin's bower
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Blue - with cream-edged inner sepals
Height - 1.5-3.5m (5-11½ft)
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 groeth begins in early spring. Trim remaining stems to strong buds.
Pests & Diseases - cutworms, aphids on young plants, clematis wilt.
Place of origin - garden origin (Holland)
Flower Shape - Double - Multi rows of petals, no stamen showing - 8-13cm (3-5in) across with 6 to 8 broad outer sepals and many short, narrow inner 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 -
- 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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