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Clematis Kuba

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Masses of 8.0 to 12.5cm, deep violet-purple flowers with a contrasting central tuft of white filaments and pale-brown anthers from spring through autumn. The flowers have 6 overlapping tepals, the wavy edges recurving at the tip.  The first flush appear from spring to summer with the second from late summer to autumn. 

Kuba grows is suited to growing in containers or planting in the garden.


Height: 1.5 to 2.1m
Group: Early, large-flowered Clematis
Pruning Group: PG. 2
Flower Colour: Purple
Flower Size: 8.0 to 12.5cm
Flowering Period: Late spring to early summer & again late summer to early autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Raised from a chance seedling by Alister Keay in 1992.


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.