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Clematis Piilu

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The pretty, mid mauvy-pink flowers have deep rose-pink along the central bar and irregular white markings with a delicate satin sheen across their lightly textured surfaces. The outer tepals are broad and overlapping and those, plus the inner layers, taper along frilly margins to pointed tips. The stamens have white filaments and yellow anthers. The early blooms produced on the old wood are doubles while the later blooms will be single.

Piilu is suitable for growing in containers or planting in the ground.


Height: 1.6 to 2.0m
Group: Early, large-flowered Clematis
Pruning Group: PG. 2
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Size: 5.0 to 10.0cm
Flowering Period: Late spring to early summer & again late summer to early autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Raised in Estonia by Uno and Aili Kivistik in 1984


Pruning will help keep your clematis vines healthy.  Pruning the dense tangle of stems opens the remaining shoots to air and light which encourages healthy growth and reduces the incidence of rot and disease.

Group 2 Clematis bloom in late spring on last years growth and again in summer on the new growth.  This group require a little more care when pruning as if you cut back too heavily after the first flush you will reduce the number of flowers on show in summer.

Prune back lightly to a set of strong buds in winter and remove any dead stems and trim to tidy the plant. After the first flush of flowers in spring, remove the spent flowers to encourage new growth and a stronger second flush in summer. Feed with a good quality liquid fertiliser after pruning to encourage growth.