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Clematis Fireworks

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Produces some of the largest clematis flowers

Capable of producing some of the largest flowers in the Clematis world, with striking lilac-pink petals striped red, and a yellow centre. There is a burst of colour in May and an encore in September. Also suitable for a large container where the plant can be trained on trellis or a wigwam of bamboo canes.

Where?

Happy in sun or part shade. Plant in a spot where the plant can climb over a wall or fence, or through a shrub or tree.

How?

Plant in a moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Add goodness to the soil by digging in planting compost. Clematis like their roots kept cool so if they are not in the shade, cover the soil with slate or stone chippings. In the first year after planting prune back hard to approximately one foot above ground level leaving two or three healthy buds. On established plants prune back to approximately five feet in the winter or early spring before the plant starts to grow then again lightly just after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers.

Pruning Group 2.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Clematis, Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - July
Evergreen No
Plant height 310 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 150 cm - 200 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 240 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support. The top of the rootball needs to be 8cm below the level of the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Mulch with bark chippings or stones to keep the roots cool.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Garden edging

Check store availability

2.5 litre pot £9.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From March to September