Clematis hybrid Ibi ™
Inventor: Kozo and Mikiko Sugimota, Japan
Plants: Ibi ™ (named after a river in Japan) has rich white with a lilac hue on rounded tepals set apart by outstanding reddish purple anthers. A truly gorgeous clematis with large flowers, blooming continuously and very prolifically from late spring to late summer. Excellent for container growing , with its compact growth habit, fitting nicely into today’s current smaller garden trends. ‘ Ibi’ blooms annually, developing flowers on the current seasons growth. Continued success is a sure thing with this clematis!
Colour: rich white, lilac hue
Blooming Season: Late spring through Late summer
Mature Size: flower diameter 10- 12cm diameter H 180 cm W 80cm
Care: Plant in sun to partial shade in fertile, well-drained alkaline soil. Dig a hole 12 cm deeper than the root ball, then plant with enriched soil, ensuring the top of the root ball is slightly higher than ground level. Back fill with enriched soil.
Regular deep watering is important to ensure the root ball does not dry out. Fertilize consistently with a well balanced general fertilizer beginning in April at start of growth. To keep roots cool, use mulch to reduce the soil temperature. A once-a-year application of lime will do the trick. This Japanese clematis has repeat blooming, so prune old flowers after finished, and you will enjoy more blooms.
“™ Ibi” can be lightly pruned group 2 . Disease and insect resistance.