Clematis "The President", Purple - Hardy plant

Clematis 'The President'

Clematis "The President", Purple - Hardy plant

Clematis 'The President'
Presidential flowers
Heaps of big purple flowers. That is the perfect description for this clematis "The President" in a nursery pot. "The President" has quite the stately appearance. In spring, this clematis blooms with large, purple double flowers. In autumn, it blooms with single flowers. It is a true climbing plant. It can always use a helping hand to get further. Plant the clematis near a wall or divider, or have it grow along a pergola. In order for the plant to grow upwards, it needs to be secured. It is easily done using a rope, wire, or anything similar. The clematis will thrive in a spacious pot on the patio, roof terrace or balcony. For full growth, we recommend using three plants per metre.The clematis is a deciduous plant. Cold temperatures are no problem for this winter-hardy climber. Pruning is not necessary. However, dead and damaged twigs should be removed before it blooms. The clematis grows in humus-rich, moisture-retaining soil. Water it regularly to keep the soil moist. It's best to give them extra water during dry periods. And they need sufficient light in order to grow well. The clematis grows best in full or half sun.
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How we measure

From the bottom of the nursery pot to the top of the plant.

Seasonal effects

The appearance of ramblers changes between seasons. From a bare plant lying dormant in winter to fresh greenery in spring, in full bloom during summer to leaves changing colour and dropping in autumn. This is a natural process courtesy of mother nature. Our plants will be delivered accordingly.

Latin name: Clematis 'The President'
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Purple
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow, Shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: Yes
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'.


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