2 x Clematis 'PIILU' (also known as Little Duckling) - What a gem this is for Patio Containers. This Hardy Perennial Climber has been container grown so can be planted at any time of the year. We despatch WITH container so the roots are safe.
Clematis 'Piilu' pronounced pie-loo is also known as 'Little Duckling' and is a delicious climber. A cross between Clematis Hagley Hybrid and Clematis Mahrouyi. The foliage of Clematis 'Piilu' is also outstanding as the leaves are ovate tapered and dark green.
Flowers first appear in May which are double and up to 7cm across, while the later blooms are single. The flowers are light purplish pink with an eye catching wide dark purplish-red bar. 'Piilu' is considered a large flowering clematis with numerous flowers from first year planting. I believe Clematis 'Piilu' is the very heaviest bloomer known at this time. Many Clematis bloom only near the top of the plant, leaving the bottom bare, but Clematis 'Piilu' blooms top to bottom.
The flowering period, of this particular variety of Clematis, is also outstanding as it starts in May and keeps blooming until late October and if the autumn is mild extends into November. Many Clematis varieties have blooms that fade or shrink over time - with Clematis 'Piilu' her blooms do neither! There are always blooms present, and unlike most Clematis cultivars 'Piilu' does not take a mid-summer break.
Propagation is prohibited except to licensed growers. Royalties from the sale of the outstanding cultivar are forwarded to Mr Kivistik's wife and daughter.
Size of plants supplied : 9cm pot grown and posted WITH pots so root system is protected
Height of plants supplied : from bottom of pot to top of foliage approx 25cm
Position: full sun or partial shade, south, east or west facing aspect
Soil: humus-rich, moist, well drained soil or multi-purpose compost and feed well
Growth rate: average, growing to a height of approx 2m
Flowering period: May-October
Flower colour: Purplish pink with an eye catching wide dark purplish-red bar. First flowers exotic double and then continuous single
Hardiness: fully hardy
Other features: Very long flowering period.Suitable for growing in patio containers
PRUNING: Group 2. For detailed guide to planting and pruning view www.climbingplantsdirect.com and view the climbing plant care guide
FEEDING: We recommend our 'Grower Quality Climbing Plant Food' available in the shop - normal strength weekly from mid-May to September
Wildlife: great source of nectar and attractive to bumble bees, lacewings and ladybirds
2 x Clematis 'Piilu' (Little Duckling) in 9cm Pots. Container grown Garden Ready Climbing Plants. Clematis supplied pruned and shooting well, ready for planting. We use 'Exemptor' to ensure your root system is strong and will establish well.
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