Clematis 'Polish Spirit' (LL)
clematis 'Polish Spirit'
'Polish Spirit' is a medium-sized deciduous climber with pinnate leaves. Single open flowers to 9cm in width have four or five deep violet sepals with a lighter bar along the mid rib with greenish-white and purplish stamens. Flowers from mid-summer to late autumn.
Ultimate height2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
West–facing or South–facing or North–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
- Potentially harmful
- Skin irritant. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Clematis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or herbaceous perennials, mostly climbing by twining leaf-stalks, and often with showy flowers. Some have attractive fluffy seedheads in autumn
- Name status
- Horticultural Group
- Late Large-flowered clematis are deciduous climbers with large, star-shaped flowers to 15cm wide, opening on the current year's growth in summer and autumn
How to grow
Plant in a moisture-retentive, well-drained soil, with the roots and base of the plant kept cool and shaded by other plants or a layer of pebbles at the base. Plant with the crown 5-8cm (2-3in) deep to encourage new shoots to grow from below ground level. Suitable for a large container, at least 45cm (18in) deep and wide in a soil based potting compost. See clematis cultivation for more advice
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Wall side borders
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