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Clematis Wada's Primrose

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The blooms first open a really pretty primrose yellow with a slightly deeper shade along the bars, and matures to a pale cream. The eight broad tepals overlap and taper to blunt, gently recurved tips. The huge crown of stamens have cream filaments and yellow anthers. Keeps its colour better if grown in a shady position.

Wada's Primrose is best suited for planting in the garden.


Height: 2.6 to 3.3m
Group: Early, large-flowered Clematis
Pruning Group: PG. 2
Flower Colour: Cream
Flower Size: 12.5 to 17.0cm
Flowering Period: Late spring to early summer & again late summer to early autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Originally collected in Manchuria and originally named Manshuu Ki, the plant was given to K. Wada of Japan in 1933, who then introduced it to Europe in 1965 under the name of Wada's Primrose.


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.