A very attractive Clematis with a beautiful name "Korean Beauty".
Flowers first year after sowing and grows quickly up to 3 m tall..
A quick growing deciduous vine which becomes covered in a profusion of pretty, nodding bell-shaped flowers with attractive reddish anthers.
Stunning for trellis, fences or scrambling through tree branches.
Flowering in the same year after sowing.
Prefers a deep moist soil with its roots in the shade. Dislikes poorly-drained heavy clay soils, but grows well in clay if grit is added for drainage. Dislikes light sandy soils. Does well on chalk. Dislikes acid soils below a pH of 6.0. Succeeds in acid as well as alkaline soils. Plants are hardy to about -18C. A twining plant. The leafstalks wrap themselves around twigs and branches for support. When a side of the stalk touches an object, the growth on that side slows down whilst the other side grows at its normal rate - this causes the leaf stalk to entwine the object it is touching. It is capable of growing 2 metres in a year and can easily smother small trees and shrubs.
Information source: www.pfaf.org
Genus - Clematis
Species - Chiisanensis
Variety - Korean Beauty
Common name - Virgin's Bower
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 5 - 9
Height - 3 m
Spread - 1,20 m
Plant type - Climber / Vine
Vegetation type - Deciduous
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Clay, Loam, Well Drained
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Hanging Basket, Rock Garden / Wall, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier, Vine
Bloom season - May - August
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Yellow-orange
Sow from February to April in trays or pots of moist compost inside.
Sow thinly. Cover lightly with a fine layer of compost. Firm gently.
Cover tray with glass, polythene or propagator lid.
Keep at +15-+20C and moist.
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