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Clematis Marie Boisselot

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This classy classic from the 19th century will produce a profusion of large, 12.5 to 18.0cm, elegant, white flowers from late-spring to autumn. The extremely attractive flowers open a creamy-white and gradually mature to a pure white with a central cluster of golden stamens. The six to eight broad, overlapping tepals gently twist as the blooms mature and they taper to blunt or rounded tips. The tepals have a lovely satin sheen and deep grooves along the midrib. Hard pruning will keep the plant more compact but will delay flowering by a few weeks.

Marie Boisselot is suited to growing in containers or planting in the garden.

Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's 'Award of Garden Merit' in 1993

PLANT DETAILS

Height: 2.0 to 2.6m
Group: Early, large-flowered Clematis
Pruning Group: PG. 2
Flower Colour: White
Flower Size: 12.5 to 18.0cm
Flowering Period: Late spring to early autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Raised by Auguste Boisselot of France and introduced in 1890

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.