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Clematis Sunset

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Clematis Sunset is a recipient of the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. Producing an abundance of glorious 10.0 to 17.0cm, burgundy-red blooms in two waves from spring through to autumn. The first flush appearing on the old wood from late-spring to summer with the second flush on new wood from late summer to autumn.

PLANT DETAILS

Height: 2.5 to 3.0m
Group: Early, large-flowered Clematis
Pruning Group: PG. 2
Flower Colour: Burgundy-red
Flower Size: 10.0 to 17.0cm
Flowering Period: Late spring to early summer & again late summer to early autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Raised by Arthur H. Steffen of the USA around 1990

PRUNING GROUP 2

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.