Alpina Types

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Alpina Types      

These varieties are extremely hardy and flower from the previous seasonís growth during April/May and to a lesser degree again during the summer. They produce single nodding flowers with four tepals followed by attractive seed heads. This group is ideal for exposed positions and can tolerate very cold conditions.

 Pruning.

In the first year the plant can be cut back to approximately 30cms in February or March. This will enable the plant to become bushy in following years. In the second and subsequent years, cut back to about 1 metre   and remove any dead or weak stems after flowering. This should  be carried out after the plant has flowered. At this stage the plant can be left to ramble if required, but bear in mind that the flowers come from  previous  seasons growth, so the higher it grows, the higher the flowers start.

First season, prune to approximately 30cm above soil. February/March Second season, prune approximately 1 m above soil, or as desired
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size
Flowering
Time
Height Position trees Shrubs Wall
trained
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Large
wall
area
Pergolas
Archways
Trellis
Roses Patio
tubs
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vatories
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Cut Flower
Etoile Violet Purple flowers with yellow anthers, very free flowering 4cm July-August 2.5-3m South,East or west facing a a a a a a      

 

This chart shows the characteristics of the varieties, what they can grow on/through and their favoured position.

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