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Clematis 'Mikelite'

Clematis viticella | Old Man's Beard

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Deep mauve/purple-flowering Clematis

Highly suitable for growing in pots, containers and for training up a trellis

Very easy to grow and maintain

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If you are looking for a deep mauve/purple-flowering Clematis with a subtle dark stripe through the flower petals and creamy white anthers, consider Clematis 'Mikelite'! It flowers from July through to September and looks impressive when growing against dark greens or even yellows. This hardy perennial climber is a modern viticella hybrid strain and it is highly suitable for growing in pots and containers in addition to training up a trellis, a pergola or even scrambling through other garden plants in the borders. How about teaming it with a climbing pink rose or a yellow-flowering Clematis? 'Mikelite' is very easy to grow and maintain. Height: 2.5m (8' 2"). Spread: 1m (3' 3"). Pruning group: 3.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 250cm (99in)
Spread Up to 100cm (39in)

Hardy Shrub

patiowalls and fencescottage gardens

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months
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1 x 2 Litre Potted Plant (Height 80cm+) (59422)

Grow Clematis in sheltered sunny borders in any moist, well drained soil. Clematis plants particularly dislike dry soils so add plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to improve moisture retention in summer. Plant clematis with the top of the rootball positioned 7.5cm (3”) below soil level, to encourage new shoots to form from the base of the plant. Be sure to provide the twining stems with an appropriate support, such as trellis or wires attached to fences and pergolas. Alternatively grow clematis up freestanding plant frames in patio containers. When planting in containers, use a soil based compost such as John Innes No.3.
Feed and water frequently throughout the growing season. When pruning group 3 Clematis remember that they flower on the current year's growth. In spring, simply cut back all of the previous year's growth to a pair of strong buds at the base of the plant. Afterwards, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

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Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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