Clematis 'Elsa Spath'.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 'Elsa Spath' has intoxicating mid blue flowers with contrasting red anthers. These gorgeous blooms appear all summer long from may to september. Clematis 'Elsa Spath' has bright to mid-green leaves which compliment these dramatic blooms magnificently. Being of a compact habit 'Elsa Spath' is ideal for smaller gardens and growing in containers. To prune, remove any dead or weak stems in late winter or early spring and cut remaining stems back to the highest pair of strong-growing buds.To encourage blooms to cover the whole plant, train the stems so that they are evenly spaced on their support. As new growth appears in mid-spring, train this to fill any gaps - giving a simply outstanding performance. This clematis with its mid blue flowers looks stunning when planted next to other varieties in yellow, such as 'Bill MacKenzie' or heavenly when planted with Jasmine 'Clotted Cream' - Real 'WOW!'
Size of plant supplied : 9cm pot grown and posted WITH pot so root system is protected
Height of plant 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 approx 2.5 meters
Flowering period: May-Sept
Flower colour: intoxicating mid blue with contrasting red anthers
Hardiness: fully hardy
Other features: Very long flowering period.Suitable for growing in patio containers. Very reliable flowerer
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 and our granular feed after pruning
Wildlife: attractive to beneficial garden insects
1 x Clematis 'Elsa Spath' in 9cm Pot. Container grown Garden Ready Climbing Plant. Clematis supplied pruned and shooting well, ready for planting. We use 'Exemptor' to ensure your root system is strong and healthy and will establish well.
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