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Clematis has around 300 species, and they have been extensively hybridised to produce many beautiful cultivars. They are mainly woody, vigorous vines, but there are shrubby forms as well as herbaceous perennials. There are deciduous and evergreen forms, ones bred to flower at any time of the year, and they can come in any colour or combination of colours. Thay can be grown in containers.
Clematis like a cool root run, but with the foliage in the sun. They like a fertile, well drained soil and regular watering. Clematis wilt disease can be a problem. They have few pests that trouble them. Clematis can be pruned to shape.
Clematis originate from many areas of the world. Some of the European species began to be cultivated in the mid 1500's, but the breeding of them began in earnest in the 1800's.
Flower colour: numerous
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter
Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres
Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butterflies.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.0-7.0
Planting season: spring.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose.