Large Flowered Early Cultivars
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The clematis in this group are
probably some of the most desired by gardeners. They tend to flower well in
any aspect, although some flowers will fade in full sun. They are ideal for
growing through large evergreen or deciduous shrubs, low spreading shrubs or
conifers, wall trained trees, pergolas and archways, containers and
conservatory use. (These tend not to be used for coverage of large wall
areas without the addition of other plants.)
This group has a good range of colour
and the flowers and their seed heads are useful for flower arranging.
Flowers in late spring on the ripened
stems of the previous season. A second flush of flowers comes later in the
season on many of this group.
|First year, Feb/Mar, cut
back stems to approx 30cm
|Second year, Feb/Mar, cut back stems to
approx 1m above ground
||Third year and onward, cut back all stems
to a pair of buds. Flowers will come from previous years growth.