|Latin name:||Clematis 'Olympia' + 'Ninon' + 'Nubia'|
|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|
Make sure that the clematis roots are well-moistened by soaking overnight in a bucket of lukewarm water. Prepare a suitable hole in good and thoroughly loosen the soil. Your Clematis will thrive in a mix of nutritious, well-rotted manure and garden soil. Plant the clematis with roots at the correct depth - the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil, heel well in and water immediately after planting. Clematis prefers a sunny, partly shaded spot.
Clematis looks great with other plants
The large-flowered clematis looks beautiful grown beside roses as they like the same growing conditions. Plant clematis next to rambling rose 'Elfe' for a chic combination. This compact clematis will also thrive in a large planter. Support the stems and tendrils with some type of climbing frame.
Clematis dislikes dry soil, so water more often during dry periods. They like to keep their ‘feet' cool and damp - clematis will appreciate you planting low-growing plants around the base, and a covering with a mulch of garden compost mixed with well-rotted manure won't go amiss. These climbing plants grow well along a fence or pergola. Help your clematis to climb - tie the new shoots to a support as they grow.
Clematis are divided into 3 main groups for pruning purposes.
Group 1 clematis is early and small flowering. The flowers develop on last year's wood. Pruning is not necessary but you should cut back all dead and damaged twigs at the start of March. Cut away over blown blooms in the summer. Any pruning done to maintain the shape should be done immediately after flowering although it's not strictly necessary at all.
Group 2 clematis is both early and late flowering. Pruning is not necessary but do cut back all dead and damaged twigs. Overblown flowers can be cut off in the autumn.
Group 3 clematis is late flowering and will flower on this year's wood. Pruning is normally required if you want it to flower abundantly. In late February or early March is a good time to prune all branches hard back to 2 strong buds. Cut off dead flowers in the autumn. To rejuvenate the whole shrub, prune all last year's twigs back in early spring - right down to the ground. This however will have you skipping a flowering season.