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clematis 'Polish Spirit'
Clematis viticella 'Polish Spirt'
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
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
'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.
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Time to ultimate height
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
Propagate by layering or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning Pruning (clematis) group 3
Pests Young shoots may be troubled by aphids and caterpillars; petals can be eaten by earwigs
May suffer from clematis wilt and clematis slime flux
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