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
Flower is 20 cm wide
or about 8 inches.
Foliage is green
cm tall or about 10 feet.
Blooms in June-Sept
Prune lightly spring
as some flowers on old wood
sun to part shade.
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