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Clematis 'The President'

Clematis 'The President'

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Plant name: Clematis 'The President'

Other names: Early Large-Flowered Clematis

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: Late Spring - Early Summer, Late Summer - Early Autumn

Size:

  • Up to 3m height
  • Up to 1m spread

Description: 'The President' is a medium-sized deciduous climber. Single cupped flowers up to 18cm in width, with eight overlapping rich violet purple-blue sepals, silvery on the reverse with pinkish and deep red stamens. Flowers late spring to early summer and late summer to early autumn.

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. Propagate by layering or semi-hardwood cuttings. Remove dead and damaged stems before growth begins in early spring. Trim all remaining stems to strong buds. Deadhead to encourage more flowers later in the season.

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