Generous 5in (13cm) diameter flowers of pure indulgence for you, the gardener. A delightful display to appeal to your senses, the initially deep-purple flowers fade charmingly to light blue with age and produce a paler central flower stripe to each petal. Perfect for pots climbing up a trellis or scrambling through apple trees or silver-leaved shrubs for contrast.
Scrambling through roses, shrubs or small trees with its flowers peeping out through the foliage is a nice look but Clematis shimmer is superb in all its glory, planted in flower beds next to sunny walls.
We recommend you plant in beds next to walls to cover them with beautiful flower. You can expect to fit 5 plants along the side of a shed or garage which is 6 ½ ft (2m) long, spaced every 16in (40cm).
Each early-spring, simply cut all stems down to 6in (15cm) above soil level and place some well-rotted compost around the stump. This keeps your clematis plant tidy, free-flowering and healthy.
How your plants arrive
Your plants arrive to you as young plants containing a ‘plug’ of soil with roots running through it and some small green stems and leaves.
The stems are cut back short purposely as we know this encourages lots of flowering stems to emerge so you get more flower power for your plants. Although they are little plants they are the perfect size to get growing fast once you plant them up.
Your 3 flower plants will arrive to you in 7cm pot with a polythene bag covering the root zone. This is all contained in a plastic pack for double-protection (which acts as a mini-greenhouse) to create a good humid atmosphere for your young plant to thrive and get a really good start to produce you lovely flowers.
Your container comes in a box for extra protection when leaving our nursery to arriving at your home.
Check your plants are in the plastic container, with healthy young leaves.
Can’t plant straight away?
If you cannot plant up your clematis flower plant straight away into their permanent position make sure the plug of your plant is kept moist at all times.
You can place your plant on a saucer or tray of water so the plug is immersed at the beginning of the day. Keep an eye on it and take it out of the water once the soil is moist from absorbing the water beneath.
Keep your plant in a well-ventilated and light position in its plastic container after giving it water. Look to planting in their permanent position within 5-7 days.
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