One of clematis breeder Barry Fretwell’s best! these large breathtaking clematis flowers are light pink with a darker pink-red bar and delicate creamy-white stamens – the first of the season’s blooms are double from May through June. Larger single flowers appear on the new growth in summer to fall. Suitable for container or garden, as the size is very manageable.
Colour: multi shades of pink-red.
Blooming season: late spring and again late summer
Mature Size: H 2 m flower x W 16 cm (max 6 ft height)
Inventor: Barry Fretwell, England
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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. Prune group 2. This clematis has repeat blooming, so prune old flowers after finished. Light pruning to strong buds in April is recommended to promote branching. Support with a trellis or archway.