|Latin name:||Clematis montana var. grandiflora|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||May - August|
|Growing Height:||400 - 500 cm|
|Planting distance:||50 - 70 cm|
Prior to planting make sure that the roots of Clematis montana var. grandiflora are soaked well by placing in a bucket full of lukewarm water. Prepare a suitable planting hole in good, well-drained loose soil. Place the roots of the clematis at the right depth in the hole - the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Refill the hole with soil, press firmly down and water immediately after planting. Clematis montana var. grandiflora grows well when you mix nutritious compost into the garden soil. This vine will be happy anywhere, in complete sunshine or planted in semi shade!
Clematis montana var. grandiflora combines perfectly with other plants
Clematis montana var. grandiflora is a fast growing climbing plant, that will completely cover pergolas, fences and climbing frames in a very short time. It is also possible to train the shoots through large shrubs - such as jasmine (Philadelphus). Even a tree with lots of branches can be a great support for this clematis. Another plant that harmonises well with this beautiful small-flowered clematis is the honeysuckle (Lonicera) - or try it next to a rambling rose for some spring colour.
Clematis montana var. grandiflora dislikes dry soil, so water more often during dry periods. You can keep its ‘feet' cool and moist by planting low-growing plants or shrubs around the base. Now and again a mulch of garden compost mixed with granulated cow manure will be appreciated. This climbing plant grows well along a fence or pergola. Help Clematis alpine to climb and fill in gaps by twining their new shoots around a support as they grow.
Pruning Clematis montana var. grandiflora
Clematis montana var. grandiflora is an early and small-flowered clematis (pruning group 1). The flowers appear on the previous year's wood. Lightly prune Clematis montana var. grandiflora immediately after flowering to keep the plant trained nicely. Cut back branches that have become too long and remove any dead wood. A hard cut back is not necessary.
The pure white flowers of Clematis montana var. grandiflora are quite small but appear in abundance. This is one of the earliest and most profusely flowering clematis. This vine grows rapidly and covers a large area in a short time.
Over time, this clematis can reach a height of 5 metres and the sight of all those buds just bursting to open is just lovely - little white balls on their purplish stems!