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Clematis hybrid Ibi

Clematis  Ibi (named after a river in Japan) has stunning flowers of  rich white  with a lilac  hue on rounded tepals set apart by outstanding reddish purple anthers.  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!

Inventor:  Kozo and Mikiko Sugimota, Japan

Colour:  rich white, lilac hue
Blooming Season: 
Late spring through Late summer
Zone
: 3-9
Mature Size:
 flower diameter 12- 15m(6 in) diameter H 130cm (5ft)
Prune: group 2  Disease and insect resistance.

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.

 

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