|Color of flowers||purple-red with violet margins|
|Plants height||1.5-2 m|
|Flowering month||V, VI, VII V, VI, VII|
|Aspect||S, E, W|
|Pruning way||2 (light)|
|Frost hardiness||4 - 9 Zones 4 - 9|
A Polish cultivar of semi-double and single flowers, purple-red with violet margins. Due to its compact habit it is suitable for growing in containers on balconies and terraces. Raised by Szczepan Marczyński.
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Large flowers, 15 cm in diameter, purple-red with purple margin, velvety. They are semi-double or single and appear on previous year’s growth. Single flowers grow on new wood. Flowers consist of 7-8 sepals and up to 30 petals during the springtime bloom. Stamens consist of purple anthers set on white-purple-pink filaments. Main blooming occurs from mid-May till mid-July and reappears (less profusely) at the end of August. Leaves are unifoliate, heart-shaped and smooth-margined or bi- and trifoliate of elliptic, pointy leaflets.
HOW IT GROWS: Climber; uses leaf petioles to cling to supports. Reaches 1.5-2 m height.
WHERE TO PLANT: Thrives in well-lit but not overheated sites. Prefers fertile, moderately moist and well drained soils. Hardy (zone 4–9).
HOW TO PLANT AND GROW: Immerse the plant in its container in water for 10-30 minutes. Place the plant in a 60 x 60 x 60 cm pit with a 10 cm draining layer e.g. pebbles or gravel on the bottom. Empty a bucket of well-rotten manure or compost into the pit and fill it up with fertile soil. The plant should be placed in the pit 5-10 cm deeper than it was in the container. Plant at least 30 cm apart from walls or other plants (planting tutorial). Cover the base of the Clematis with bark mulch. Before winter the mulch layer should be piled around the plant base up to 10 cm. In April fertilize with Osmocote Substral 5-6 M and water generously throughout the vegetation period. At the end of February or the beginning of March remove dead growth and prune live shoots moderately – in the first year at around 30 cm from the ground, above the strong buds, in the second year – at 70 cm from the ground and in the following years – at 120-150 cm (pruning tutorial).
HOW TO APPLY: This cultivar is suitable for growing along trellises, obelisks and other garden supports as well as in large containers on balconies and terraces. It may climb over natural supports such as deciduous or coniferous shrubs that do not require hard pruning.
ORIGIN: Poland. Raised by Szczepan Marczyński. On sale from 2021. More about cultivars from our nursery...
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