Medium sized climber. A variety of the Lanuginosa group. Covered with masses of large showy star shaped flowers from late spring to early summer. It may also flower again in late summer.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Plant deeply, with the top of the root ball about 3 inches (8 cm) below normal soil level. This will encourage new shoots to sprout at ground level. Add plenty of soil improver/compost to the planting hole when back filling. Water well until established. Provide strong climbing supports (such as trellis, netting or support wires).
Best planted with the the leaves in the sun and the roots shaded by other plants or covered by a layer of pebbles.
Ideal for climbing up walls (with support), obelisks and trellis.
Mulch with organic matter in spring and apply a general fertilizer.
Clematis Group 2. Cut back flowering shoots and tidy-up plant once blooms have finished.
Layer or take cuttings in June - July.