These new Evison/Poulsen clematis are extremely free flowering and live up to their name of “festooning” their host or support. Their flowering habit provides flowers on the current season’s stems from mid-summer onwards, giving cover and colour to their supports or hosts.
They come in a range of flower colour, shapes and sizes, allowing the gardener to use them with a range of wall trained or free standing shrubs and conifers or even growing them at ground level though perennial or mixed flower borders. A very vertical range of clematis, which provides masses of flowers over a long period. As most of them have been bred from resistant wild clematis species, they do not succumb to clematis wilt as easily, if at all, and they are extremely winter hardy for cold climates in Europe and North America. They also flower well in the warmer climate both in Europe and America so they are most valuable garden pants with many uses.
-It is resistant to clematis wilt as far as we have seen.
-Winter hardy zones 4-9 (possibly 3-9).
-Ideal for hot sunny climates and cold climates. They will flower well in hot sunny locations as they have been bred from clematis viticella from Italy.
-Marvellous for growing through small trees, shrubs, through climbing species, botanical or shrub roses. Ideal for growing over ground cover plants such as heather or cotoneaster, flat spreading junipers, potentillas etc…
-Simple pruning – hard prune down to about 6 / 12 inches above the ground each year (end of winter early spring) before new growth commences.
-Good productive production plants.