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From the world's renown Clematis hybridizer, Raymond Evison of Guernsey, comes a plant so unique it may possibly be his crowning jewel. Satiny 3-4' mauve blossoms bloom repeatedly on stems only 12" tall. Fantastic as a houseplant, blooming for months on end. In the garden it makes a low mound, a fantastic hanging basket or small trellised container. A tough, vigorous grower that thrives well both indoors in bright, indirect light as well as in the garden. Pruning group 2.
Clematis growing tips
Most clematis prefer full sun or light shade, although there are many that prefer more shade. Clematis need cool roots that are shaded. Plant a small shrub or large perennial directly in front of it to shade roots. A thick layer of mulch will also help to keep the soil moist. This vine prefers to be grown in moist, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. Adding lime to the soil will help to provide these conditions.
Plant Clematis 3" deeper than it was in the original pot. Bury the first set of entire leaves to encourage the production of strong shoots from below soil level and to discourage clematis wilt.
Group 2 Pruning—Early to midseason flowering selections and rebloomers
This group blooms in
early summer, with the first flush of flowers appearing on
the previous year's growth. This is followed by a second
flush flowers appearing on the new growth. These flowers
will likely be smaller than the first ones and flowers that
were double the first time may be single the second time.
Then prune again after the first flush of flowers. To encourage a second flush of flowers later in the season prune back some stems by cutting to large buds or a strong side shoot immediately below the blooms.
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