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Clematis Proteus

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Clematis x   Proteus This years blooms will be singles, with double blooms forming on old stems, so be cautious when pruning.
Flowers are lilac purple semi double
Flower is 20 cm wide or about 8 inches.
Foliage is green
Vine grows  300 cm tall or about 10 feet.
Blooms in June-Sept
Prune lightly spring as some flowers on old wood
Full sun to full shade.
Zone 4
Awards... re-blooms
Clematis like shade on the roots and sun on the tops, and many varieties, especially in the pinks and mauves are quite shade tolerant. An alkaline soil (add a handful of dolometic lime if your soil is acid) will be beneficial. Plant something (perhaps Sedum spectablis) to shade the roots if the Clematis is growing in full sun. Regular watering to establish the plants is good but after that they are quite self reliant.
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