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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
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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clematis 'Polish Spirit'
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