Clematis Tangutica Late Flowering Climber
Late Flowering Climber
A species clematis that needs plenty of room. In late summer the stems are decked with dangling yellow lantern-like flowers and as the first ones go over they're replaced by large, fluffy, white seed heads.
Clematis tangutica 'Bill Mackenzie' is very similar.
By late summer both flowers and seed heads are present on the plant at the same time which doubles the effect. As with all the late-flowering clematis pruning is easy. Simply cut back the stems to a pair of strong buds 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground level before growth begins in early spring.
This pruning technique makes late-flowering clematis useful for training into shrubs, trees and climbing roses as the clematis growth is removed each spring and so never becomes too much of a burden on its supporting plant.
This Clematis will flourish in full sun or partial shade, prefering a sheltered spot in deep fertile soil where its roots can be kept cool. Avoid really hot dry or water logged soils and try to plant where roots are in a shady spot.
Plant in a warm, sheltered position in fertile, well-drained especially chalky soils.
The plant is grown in a 2.5 litre pot and is approx 80cm tall (2ft 8")