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Clematis alpina

Clematis alpina

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Plant name: Clematis alpina

Other names: Austrian clematis, Atragene alpina

Category: Climber

Plant family: Ranunculaceae

Light preference: Full sun/partial shade

Soil preference: Chalk, clay, loam, sand. Alkaline, neutral. Moist but well-drained.

Flowering/fruiting month: April - May

Size:

  • Up to 3m height
  • Up to 1.5m spread

Description: A medium-sized deciduous climber with leaves divided into 9 narrow-lanceolate leaflets. Flowers light violet-blue, with four tapering sepals to 4cm in length, surrounding cream staminodes and stamens in mid spring to late spring with occasional flowers in midsummer.

Care: Plant in a moisture-retentive, well-drained soil, with the roots and base of the plant kept cool and shaded by other plants or a layer of pebbles at the base. Plant with the crown 5-8cm deep to encourage new shoots to grow from below ground level. Can be grown in containers at least 45cm deep and wide in a soil based potting compost. Propagate by layering or semi-hardwood cuttings.

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