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CLEMATIS viticella 'Polish Spirit'

Commonly known as Virgin's bower

Purple flowers with deep red stamens
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CLEMATIS viticella 'Polish Spirit'

 
  • Deciduous
    Dark green leaves
  • Purple Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    With red anthers
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • 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-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
    Provide shade for roots and base of plant.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - cut back previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds about 15-20cm (6-8in) above soil level before growth starts in early spring.
  • Pests & Diseases
    clematis wilt , cutworms, aphids attack young plants and whiteflies under glass
  • Place of origin
    garden origin. 1984. Poland. Brother Stefan Franczac.
  • Flower Shape
    Saucer-shaped - 5-8cm (2-3in) across with 4-6 sepals
  • Single - Row of petals round conspicuous stamens - no more than 8 petals
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate see photos above
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - humus-rich. Mulch in late winter.
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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