|Latin name:||Clematis 'The President'|
|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 - September|
|Growing Height:||200 - 300 cm|
|Planting distance:||50 - 70 cm|
Prior to planting make sure that the root ball is soaked well by placing in a bucket full of lukewarm water. Prepare a suitable hole in moist, well-drained soil – quite at home in chalky soil. Place the root ball of the clematis at the right depth in the hole - the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil, press firmly down and water immediately after planting. Clematis 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 'The President' complements other plants
Large-flowered clematis look wonderful planted next to rambling roses. Try 'The President' with other clematis too, for instance 'Ville de Lyon' for a jolly contrast. This compact clematis will also thrive in a large planter supported by a climbing frame.
The clematis dislikes dry soil, so water more often during dry periods. They like to keep their ‘feet cool’, achieve this by planting low-growing plants around the base of the clematis or cover with a mulch of garden compost. These climbing plants grow well along a fence or pergola. Help them climb by twining their stems around a support as they grow.
Pruning clematis 'The President'
Clematis 'The President' is both early and late flowering with large flowers. Clematis 'The President' belongs to pruning group 2: Pruning is not normally necessary, only cut away dead and damaged wood. Faded flowers can be cut away in autumn. Cutting hard back in the spring can delay the first flowering.
The Clematis 'The President' is a strong plant with purple-blue flowers with a red stripe. The flowers appear on the current year's wood in spring, followed by a short break and returning with a second flowering in the summer. Early flowers can even be semi-double.Clematis 'The President' is an old cultivar from 1876, and has purple flowers and is a hybrid of Clematis 'Jackmanii' x 'lanuginosa'.