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Clematis Jackmani Superba

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Price: $16.50

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An older, very reliable variety producing a wonderful show of large, 7.5 to 12.5cm rich-purple flowers from summer to autumn. The flowers have a reddish bar on opening which fades away as the plant matures to a more bluish-purple. The four to six textured tepals are broad and taper to blunt tips via crimped margins. The stamens have greenish-cream filaments and beige anthers. 

Jackmanii Superba is suitable for planting in the garden.

PLANT DETAILS

Height: 2.6 to 4.0m
Group: Late, large-flowered Clematis
Pruning Group: PG. 3
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Size: 7.5 to 12.5cm
Flowering Period: Early-summer to mid-autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Raised by Thomas Cripps of Tunbridge Wells in UK and introduced in 1882.

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.