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Clematis Inspiration

Unique tulip like flowers

A beautiful climber for summer colour in the garden when the deep rose-pink flowers appear covering the plant. The flowers are tulip shaped at first, opening flat to reveal a striking yellow centre. Charming when grown against a trellis on a wall or try growing with a climbing rose or through an ornamental grape vine.

Where?

Happy in sun or shade, in a moist, fertile, well-drained soil.

How?

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 annually to approximately three feet in the winter or early spring before the plant starts to grow.

This Clematis is also known as 'Zoin'. Pruning group 3.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Clematis, Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - September
Evergreen No
Plant height 160 cm - 200 cm
Plant width 85 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 180 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 Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From March to September