Clematis 'The President' (EL)
clematis 'The President'
'The President' is a medium-sized deciduous climber. Single cupped flowers up to 18cm in width, with eight overlapping rich violet purple-blue sepals, silvery on the reverse with pinkish and deep red stamens. Flowers late spring to early summer and late summer to early autumn.
Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
East–facing or South–facing or North–facing or West–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
- Early Large-flowered clematis have large star-shaped flowers in early summer, often with a second flowering in late summer
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. See clematis cultivation for more advice
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Wall side borders
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