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Clematis Julka

One of the earliest large flowered clematis

A stunning clematis for lightening up a partially shaded spot. Each large rich violet flower has a deeper red bar and a creamy white centre which has the effect of making the inky purple of the flowers even more intense. Stunning on a trellis, fence or wall where the flowers appear from nodding buds earlier than many other large flowered varieties from mid-summer onwards.

Where?

Best in partial shade - a sunny spot can quickly fade the flowers, happy 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 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.

This variety was raised in Poland and is named after the breeder's youngest daughter. Pruning group 2.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Clematis, Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 195 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 155 cm - 200 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 220 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Medium, Moist
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 Patio container

Typically available

From March to September