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  • Eventual height: 2.5m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Clematis Happy Birthday ('Zohapbi') (PBR)

clematis (group 3)

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
2 lt pot (60cm cane) £24.99

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: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    From midsummer to autumn, a succession of deep purple flowers emerge from silvery buds, gradually fading and taking on a softer, bluish flush as they mature. When both new and old flowers are present on the plant it creates an attractive two-tone effect, which adds greater interest to the overall effect. It looks wonderful scrambling over an obelisk or arch and as it has a relatively compact habit, it is well suited to growing in a large pot.

  • 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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