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Clematis Elsa Spath (Climber)ID2122
Clematis 'Elsa Spath' has large petal type blooms in deep violet blue with a mid-purple stripe that appear early summer to early autumn. Ideal for growing against a wall or trellis.
Plant Type: Climber
Plant Height & Spread: 300cm x 300cm
Foliage Colour: Dark Green/Green
Foliage Type: Climber
Seasons of Interest: Summer - Autumn
Soil Condition: Well-drained, Fertile
Planting Position: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Plant Care & Advice
Water regularly during periods of dry weather in the first few seasons after planting. Clematis climb by twisting their leaf stalks around supports, so it is necessary to provide some form of support when growing against walls and solid fences such as trellis or mesh, for the clematis to twine around. Ensure the support protrudes from the wall by at least 2.5cm (1in), to enable the climber to scramble over it. To avoid the development of a straggly single stem and to encourage branching lower down, cut back all newly planted clematis to 15-30cm (6in-1ft) from ground level in February or March, cutting just above a bud. The key to growing clematis is to keep the roots cool by shading them with low perennials, ground cover or mulch.
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