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CLEMATIS florida 'Taiga'

Commonly known as Virgin's bower

Double purple-blue flowers late summer through to autumn. The petals curl inwards and are tipped with greenish white. A close runner-up as RHS Plant of the Year in 2017
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  • Bicolor
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Purple blue
  • Height
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread
    1m (39ins)
  • 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
    Later-flowering climber. Flower is spiky at first, opening to a rosette with larger outside sepals
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
    Provide shade for roots and base of plant
  • Partial shade

CLEMATIS florida 'Taiga'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Prune out dead and damaged stems before growth starts in early spring. Trim remaining stems to strong buds
    Pests & Diseases
    Cutworms, aphids on young plants, whiteflies under glass. Clematis wilt
  • Flower Shape
    Double
    Multi rows of petals, no stamen showing
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
  • Toxic - Category C
    Skin irritant
    Rabbits. C. harmful if eaten
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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