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Clematis Belle of Woking

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A wonderful, older variety that has been bringing joy to gardeners since it was introduced by George Jackman & Sons of the UK in 1875. The rosette like double blooms can grow to 10-12.5cm and have many layers of broad tepals each tapering to a point. They open a silvery-mauve but quickly lose their mauve tint, turning instead into a beautiful silvery-grey. The stamens have white filaments and cream anthers. Flowering takes place late-spring to mid-summer and can be encouraged to bloom again in mid-autumn if pruned after the first flush.

PLANT DETAILS

Height: 1.8 to 2.4m
Group: Early, large-flowered Clematis
Pruning Group: PG. 2
Flower Colour: Silvery-mauve
Flower Size: 10.0 to 12.5cm
Flowering Period: Late-spring to mid-summer and again late-summer to early-autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Bred by George Jackman & Son of the UK in 1875 and introduced in 1881

 

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.