Brighten up your garden in the dreary winter months with these fabulous evergreen, winter flowering Clematis.
Their dainty nodding blooms make an appearance when the garden can be at its bleakest and are an uplifting and cheery sight indeed!
All are easy to care for and need no pruning so can be planted anywhere where the sun reaches - even in the most inaccessible spots.
The collection contains 3 plug plants, one plant of each of the following:
Clematis 'Pixie' is a compact variety, with finely-divided, dark-green leaves. It produces a profusion of small, green-white, scented flowers on purple-tinted stems from May to June. H100cm x W50cm.
Clematis 'Early Sensation' produces pure white blooms from March to May and superb long lasting seed heads. H400cm x W150cm.
Clematis cartmanii 'Joe' is a compact climber with divided, leathery, dark green leaves and clusters of bowl-shaped, white flowers 4cm across in early spring. H150cm x W50cm
Plugs should be potted on into 3in pots and grown on before planting out in the spring.
When planting out, plant with the crown of the plant 5-8cm deep to encourage new shoots to grow from below ground level.
Clematis like a cool ‘root run’ so try and plant so that the roots are shaded. If you are planting in a sunny position, place some pieces of slate or flat stones on the soil after planting or use groundcover plants to keep the roots cool.