Thursday, January 28, 2010

Clematis cirrhosa "Wisley Cream"

While out working in the yard today, I spotted my evergreen Clematis "Wisley Cream" that grows on the southeast corner of the garage in bloom. Pretty little four petal flowers, pale creamish yellow speckled with maroon on the inside, an inch and a half to two inches wide. Very small and delicate............but a wonderful winter flowering plant that is fragrant. A Mediterranean variety, that blooms from January to March reaching a height of 15 feet. It can also be grown in a container.

One very important lesson I was taught about growing Clematis: dig the whole deep, put the root system in, and fill the hole with potting soil, not dirt. Earthworms will take care of mixing the potting soil and dirt together. It is even possible to have clematis blooming 12 months of the year from January to December if you plant the right varieties.

USDA hardiness zone 5 to zone 9

No comments:

Post a Comment