Clematis Pacific Cup uspp#26881 is a very distinctively cup shaped flower with unique rounded heart shaped leaves that are a leathery shiny and veined texture. The variations of violet colors and bar, are shown with a cluster of white to yellow stamens. Flowers have a sweet scent! A bonus, showy seed heads that look outstanding later in the Fall.
Inventor: Peer Sorensen, New Zealand
Colour: violet with purple-violet bar, streaks of violet when fully open
somewhat peony shaped flower shape.
Blooming Season: 5-6/8-9
Mature Size: flower size 5″ or 12 cm diameter
Prune: Group 2
Culture: suitable for patio container or the garden.
Care: Plant in sun to partial shade in fertile soil. Clematis should always be planted in a deeply dug hole, loosened soil with plenty of added humus and nutrients. Clematis are quite able to adapt to most soil conditions. Extremely heavy soils, like clay or limestone can have their drainage improved by adding peat,compost and sand or grit. Always be sure of good drainage. If your garden is acid, give a dressing of lime once a year.
The best time to plant clematis in the garden is between August-October, soil temperatures are good then and the roots can establish easier. The best time to plant clematis in a container is in spring. A container will heat up quicker and the optimal temperature at the roots will be achieved. The container should hold at least 20 litres of soil but the bigger the better! Growing medium should be of highest quality!
Water regularly during the half year of summer and when watering, keep the lower leaves of the plant dry! Always feed regularly with an application of well balanced general fertilizer and begin in April when growth starts. Further applications could be needed during the summer.
Grower/propagator: Roseville Farms, www.rosevillefarms.com www.clematis.com (mailorder)