Clematis Diamantina

Clematis Diamantina

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Bred by the expert breeder, Raymond Evison, the flowers of this exquisite Clematis Diamantina (Evipo043) are exceptional. As it opens, each head comprises multiple rows of ridged and pointed petals that form a tight, verdant bud towards the centre, reminiscent of a beautifully striated sea anemone. Eye catching in a small garden, this Clematis makes a statement in a container or on a terrace.

Insights

Clematis have their roots in the Far East. The first example, C.Viticella, arrived in Europe in the mid-16th century. Two centuries later, the Victorians bred numerous varieties and their popularity continues. The native climber is C.vitalba, a familiar sight in the autumn hedgerow, the fluffy seed heads explaining the traditional name: Old Man’s Beard.

Details
  • Deciduous
  • Hardy
  • Flowering period: June – August
Planting
  • For wall, trellis, pergola, obelisk or to grow through other plants/up trees
  • Any moist, well-drained soil
  • Any aspect
  • Full sun or partial shade
  • Exposed or sheltered
Care
  • Clematis like full sun or partial shade and moist, but well-drained soil with their roots in the shade. For this, plant the crown 5-8cm (2-3in) beneath the soil, ideally shaded by other plants.
  • Alternatively layer stones on the surface of the soil, which protects the roots from the sun and from drying out.
  • Group Raymond Evison for pruning