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Clematis Kardynal Wyszynski

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The masses of vibrant red flowers will be a standout feature in any garden from early-summer to early-autumn. The rich red blooms produce between six and eight broad, overlapping tepals. The vibrant red is most intense along the bars, merging to a velvety, slightly purple-red at the undulating margins as they taper to blunt tips. The stamens have white filaments and dark red-wine anthers.

Kardinal Wysznski is best suited to planting in the garden.

PLANT DETAILS

Height: 2.6 to 3.3m
Group: Late, large-flowered Clematis
Pruning Group: PG. 2
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Size: 14.0 to 18.0cm
Flowering Period: Late-spring to autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Raised by Brother Stefan Franczak of Poland in 1974 and named after the Polish Cardinal (1901-1908) who was head of the Catholic Church in Poland for over 30 years, calling for justice and freedom and subsequently imprisoned in 1953 for three years by the communist authorities.

PRUNING GROUP 2

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.