A superb Clematis, 'Kokonoe' was launched at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show where it made its debut in the Plant of the Year category.
The fully double blooms can emerge initially as singles early in the season, while later blooms take on a spectacular double effect.
Petals are blue purple and open slowly to give an exotic effect to the flowers which develop into glorious rosettes.
Early to bloom 'Kokonoe' flowers its sock off all summer long, making it a reliable statement plant for the garden and uniquely unusual too.
It’s the ideal plant to grow on an obelisk in a large container or in pride of place in the border scrambling up a trellis or pergola.
It's easy to care for and pruning is simple - just cut each stem back to about 30cm in spring just above a pair of buds. This encourages the new growth on which the wonderful flowers are borne.
Like most clematis Kokonoe likes a sunny spot and will do best if roots are given a little shade by lower growing plants.
Delivered as an established plant in 9cm pot.