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  • Eventual height: 6m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Clematis 'Ernest Markham'

clematis (group 3)

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
3 lt pot (60cm cane) £23.99
£23.99
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This climber is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to October
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This beautiful summer-flowering clematis produces a mass of large, rich red flowers with creamy-brown centres continuously from July to October. It makes a perfect and reliable companion for a climbing rose in full sun. To ensure a long flowering period, only half of the stems should be hard-pruned in early spring.

  • Garden care: In early spring cut back the previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds about 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground-level and apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant, avoiding the immediate crown.
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