Viticellas and Late Large Flowered Clematis
Late Large Flowered Clematis
Pruning Group 3 - hard prune in early spring.
The cultivars from this group have their main crop of blossoms in the summer (between mid-May and July) on new wood and often repeat flowering in late summer and autumn. Flowers are of 13 to 20 cm in diameter and stems grow up to 2-3,5 m. Some of them are susceptible to powdery mildew.
C. 'Błękitny Anioł' BLUE ANGEL [C. viticella 'Blue Angel'] - pale blue flowers with greenish-yellow stamens. C. 'Comtesse de Bouchaud' - pink flowers with creamy stamens. C. 'Gipsy Queen' - vigorous cultivar with deep violet-purple flowers. It prefers a sunny position. C. 'Hagley Hybrid' - pale pink flowers that look their best if grown in shade. C. 'Honora' - violet-purple flowers shaded with burgundy. C. 'Huldine' [C. viticella 'Huldine'] - vigorous cultivar with pearly-white flowers of 7-10 cm in diameter and yellow stamens. C. 'Jackmanii' - ever-popular vigorous climber with dark violet-blue flowers is the oldest large flowered cultivar, bred in 1858. Susceptible to powdery mildew. C. 'Kardynał Wyszyński' - intense red flowers with reddish-brown stamens. C. 'Polish Spirit' [C. viticella 'Pilish Spirit'] - exceptionally long flowering cultivar with handsome, small, deep green leaves and crimson-violet flowers of 7-10 cm. C. 'Prince Charles' [C. viticella 'Prince Charles'] - compact cultivar with pale blue flowers of 8-13 cm and pale yellow stamens. C. 'Semu' - light purple to violet-blue flowers which fade as they open. As the flowers slightly hang down they show a darker centre. C. 'Victoria' - very hardy, vigorous cultivar with violet flowers and greenish-yellow stamens.
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