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Clematis The President

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The wonderful rich, deep purply-blue, star-shaped flowers of this lovely old cultivar have slightly paler bars, and their six to eight broad, overlapping tepals taper to pointed tips via somewhat wavy margins. The stamens have white filaments with a pink shading and the anthers are dark red.

The President grows to 2.6 to 3.3m in height and is suited for planting in the garden

Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's 'Award of Garden Merit' in 1993

Raised by Charles Noble of Bagshot in UK around 1873

PLANT DETAILS

Height: 2.6 to 3.3m
Group: Early, large-flowered Clematis
Pruning Group: PG. 2
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Size: 15.0 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 Charles Noble of Bagshot in UK around 1873

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.