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Clematis 'Piilu' is a vigorous, woody climbing perennial vine with a profusion of large flowers through spring and summer which cover the plant. The first flowers in spring are double, and later flowers come single. The flowers are light purple with an attractive darker purple stripe to the middle of the petals. The plant likes a fertile well drained soil, and regular watering. Fertilise through the warmer months, and mulch to keep the roots cool and to deter weeds. Prune annually and regularly remove dead flower heads. It is a great climbing plant for balcomies, fences and screens, and can be container grown as well as in the open garden. It likes a sunny position with a cool root run.
Flower colour: mauve, purple
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, moths, bees, insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.