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Early-flowered

Clematis 'Change of Heart'PBR

Clematis 'Change of Heart'PBR

Early-flowered

Clematis 'Change of Heart'PBR

Clematis 'Change of Heart'PBR

Color of flowers pink
Plants height 1.7-2 m
Flowers size big
Flowering month V, VI, VII V, VI, VII
Aspect S, E, W
Pruning way 3 (hard)
Frost hardiness 4 - 9 Zones 4 - 9

A Polish, abundantly and long-flowering cultivar of intriguing flowers that change colour while opening. Recommended for all types of gardens.


WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Medium-sized flowers, 10–13 cm across, with 6 sepals of crimson red at the beginning, in full bloom turning red pink with light bluish-pink margins and pale, nearly white bar in the middle. The flower centre is filled with stamens consisting of yellow anthers on green filaments and with yellowish pistils. Blooms between May and July both on old and new shoots. Flowers appear from the plant base to the top. Leaves glossy green, of smooth margins, simple, heart-shaped or trifoliate, consisting of elliptical, pointy leaflets.

HOW IT GROWS: A climber supporting itself with leaf tendrils. Reaches 1.7-2 m height.

WHERE TO PLANT: Best adapted to sun-lit but not hot sites. Prefers fertile, moderately moist, well-drained soil. Frost hardy (zone 4–9).

HOW TO PLANT AND MAINTAIN: Before planting immerse the plant container in water for 10-30 min. Place the plant in a 60 x 60 x 60 cm hole with a 10-cm layer of pebbles and gravel at the bottom. Cover the roots with a bucket of well-rotten manure or compost and fill up with fertile soil. Place the plant base 5–10 cm deeper than it was before. Plant at least 30 cm from walls or other plants. The base should be in a shade. Cover the ground around the new plants with bark mulch and for winter protection pile it up to 10 cm. Fertilize with Osmocote 5-6 M, water generously in vegetative season. At the end of February or the beginning of March remove dead shoots and prune the live ones moderately – in the first year around 30 cm from the base, above the stronger buds, in the second year – 70 cm from the base and in following seasons – at 150 cm.

HOW TO APPLY: The cultivar is suitable for growing along trellises, obelisks and other types of garden supports as well as along fences. It can also climb over natural supports e.g. coniferous or deciduous shrubs and dwarf shrubs of limited growth rate. 

ORIGIN: Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland 2004. Named in 2014, on the market from summer 2016.

SIMILAR CULTIVARS: ‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’, ‘Danuta’, ‘Hagley Hybrid’.

PBR - unlicensed propagation prohibited