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Clematis Lady Betty Balfour

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A winner of the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit for its outstanding qualities, Lady Betty Balfour is a hardy, strong growing variety that is perfect for growing over an arbor, trellis or pergola. For added interest it can be grown through small shrubs and roses.

PLANT DETAILS

Height: 3.0 to 4.0m
Group: Late, large-flowered Clematis
Pruning Group: PG. 3
Flower Colour: Violet-blue
Flower Size: 15.0 to 20.0cm
Flowering Period: Late-summer to mid-autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Raised by George Jackman & Son of the UK in 1910 and introduced in 1912

PRUNING GROUP 3

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.

This variety belongs to Pruning Group 3 and will flower in summer on new growth from the current growing season. Pruning of group 3 Clematis is needed to prevent your plant ending up as a tangled mess of old and new growth and the blooms only appearing on some areas and not appearing in others. Prune your Group 3 clematis back to around 30cm above the ground or to a set of healthy, strong buds close to ground in early spring.