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Clematis John Paul II

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Large, pearly, pinkish-white blooms with a pink bar and satin sheen on a mid-green foliage make a stunning show in any garden in summer and autumn. As the flowers mature the bar on the surface fades. The five or six broad, overlapping tepals taper via lightly crimped margins to pointed tips tat recurve gently with age. The stamens have creamy-white filaments and purple-reddish anthers. Your pruning technique will need to be adapted to your conditions to encourage a better display of flowers. In a mild climate or sheltered garden hard pruning (type 3) may be required, but in colder areas a light pruning will enhance flowering.

John Paul II is best suited to planting in the garden.

 

PLANT DETAILS

Height: 2.6 to 3.3m
Group: Late, large-flowered Clematis
Pruning Group: PG. 3
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Size: 12.5 to 13.0cm
Flowering Period: Late-summer to mid-autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Raised by Brother Stefan Franczak of Poland and named in honour of the Polish born Pope John Paul II

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.