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Clematis Dorothy Tolver

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A vigorous, deciduous, frost hardy variety that will produce masses of lovely, sweet-smelling, open-faced, deep mauve-pink flowers that can be 15cm to 20cm across. The flowers will bloom in two waves giving an extended viewing period and are backed by a sea of bronze coloured leaves that turn green. The plant was hybridised by Jonathan Gooch and named after his Mother in Law.


Height: 4.0 to 5.0m
Group: Early, large-flowered Clematis
Pruning Group: PG. 2
Flower Colour: Deep mauve-pink
Flower Size: 15.0 to 20.0cm
Flowering Period: Late spring to early summer & again late summer to early autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Hybridised by Jonathon Gooch and named after his mother in law and released in 1993



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.