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Clematis The President

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Clematis x   The President The President is the Clematis growing in the front garden on the house at Made in the Shade. Planted in 1992, every year it drips flowers. Although recommended pruning is light, ours are pruned down to knee level in early spring every year.
Flowers are purple-blue  
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 part shade.
Zone 4
Awards... AGM
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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Made in the Shade Perennials Inc.
3626 Hwy 2 RR 3 (4.5 km east of Joyceville Rd.)   Gananoque,  Ontario    K7G 2V5
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