Clematis hybrid Phyllis™ PPAF
Inventor: Peer Sorensen, New Zealand
Plants: The distinct feathery pointed tips and translucent quality sets Phyllis’s flowers apart from others. Showing off layers of 20 to 50 tepals of pink with a darker raspberry pink bar and curly creamy-yellow stamens. Having this gorgeous unique clematis in the garden or container will be envied. The breeder has really accomplished something special!
Colour: rose – light pinkish purple
Blooming Season: May through September
Mature Size: flower diameter 15 to 17 cm Plant H 2.5 m x w 1.2 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