Clematis hybrid Maria Therese™PPAF
Inventor: Peer Sorensen, New Zealand
Plants: Flowers with 7 large whorled upward facing tepals of cream shown off with a pretty raspberry mauve bar delicately bleeding into the veins. Cream -colored stamens tipped with violet purple anthers. Uniquely each flower lasts 8-12 days. This beautiful large flowering clematis blooms heavily and starts nice and early with a break in the mid summer then blooms again in summer. A gorgeous clematis in very suitable for the container displays on today’s patios but equally as nice for the garden. The breeder has really accomplished something special!
Colour: Cream with raspberry mauve central bar
Blooming Season: May through September
Mature Size: flower diameter 12 to 15 cm
Plant H 2.5 m x w 1.5 m
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 clematis has repeat blooming, so prune old flowers after finished. Light pruning to strong buds in April is recommended to promote branching. Flowering on the old wood Prune group 2