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Clematis repens 'Summer Beauty'Old Man's Beard, The Twinkle Bell Clematis

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Hardy Perennial
What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
A rarely seen evergreen clematis, producing multitudes of nodding, waxy yellow blooms throughout summer. This highly sought after variety has unusual non-clinging stems. Tie them to supports to achieve a climbing effect, or allow them to spill from hanging baskets and patio containers. In borders it will happily scramble among mature shrubs, if provided with some winter protection and shelter from cold winds. Clematis repens 'Summer Beauty' requires minimal pruning making it particularly easy to maintain. Height: 2m (79"). Spread: 1m (39"). Pruning group: 1

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How to grow Clematis


Walls And Fences, Cottage Gardens

Hardy

sun or semi shade

200cm (79in)

100cm (39in)

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Flowering Months
Feed and water frequently throughout the growing season. In autumn or spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant. When pruning Clematis 'Summer Beauty', remember that it flowers on the previous year's growth, so little very little pruning is required. In summer, after flowering, remove any damaged or dead stems entirely. The remaining stems can then be pruned back to a pair of healthy buds.
Pot up clematis plugs plants and grow them on in warm frost free conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. 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.

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