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Clematis General Sikorski

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A profusion of large, 12.5 to 15cm, mauve-blue flowers adorn this beauty from early-summer to early-autumn. The flowers normally bear 6 broad tepals that taper to rounded tips via lightly crimped margins and each tepal has a small, rose-pink bar extending from the base to around halfway along the tepal. A tuft of contrasting creamy filaments with buttery-yellow anthers sit in the centre. General Sikorsky will grow to 2.0 to 2.6m in height and is suitable for growing in containers or planting in the garden.


Height: 2.0 to 2.6m
Group: Early, large-flowered Clematis
Pruning Group: PG. 2
Flower Colour: Mauve-blue
Flower Size: 12.5 to 15.0cm
Flowering Period: LLate spring to early summer & again late summer to early autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Raised by Brother Stefan Franczak of Poland in 1975 and named after the Polish General W.E. Sikorsi who became Prime Minister of the Polish Government in exile during the Second World War.


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.