golden clematis (group 3)
- available to order from spring
- 2 lt pot (60cm cane)
- Standard £4.95
This climber is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil with a neutral to acidic pH
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: July to October
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Cheerful, yellow, lantern-shaped flowers with fleshy lemon peel-like petals from July to October followed by highly decorative, fluffy seedheads. This vigorous, late-flowering clematis looks lovely cascading over a sunny wall, pergola or arch. Where space is limited prune hard in February - left unpruned it can become a very large plant.
- Garden care: In early spring cut back the previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds about 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground-level and apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant, avoiding the immediate crown. If you want a larger plant, then no pruning will be necessary apart from thinning over-crowded stems in spring.