Viticellas and Late Large Flowered Clematis
Viticellas and Viticella Types
Pruning Group 3 - hard prune in early spring.
Clematis here have at least one parent from the species C. viticella. They originate from native to Southern Europe Clematis viticella (Italian Clematis). They thrive both in a hot Mediterranean climate and in the coolness of Northern Europe. Preferring sunny positions, they shouldn't be planted in shade or over a north-facing wall, but will settle for moderate or even poor soil. These cultivars are generally easy to grow and virtually resistant to Clematis Wilt the most dangerous disease of large-flowered varieties. They have a moderately vigorous growth habit and on average reach up to 3 m. Flowers are usually of the shape of an open, slightly nodding bell measuring between 4 and 13 cm.
They bloom abundantly in summer (from mid-June) and autumn on the current year's shoots and should be hard-pruned in the early spring. Excellent for all types of garden supports and fences or for growing through shrubs, roses and into small trees, adorning their hosts with abundant blossoms.
These clematis are very easy to grow!
C. 'Abundance' - deep red, textured flowers of 5-7 cm with greenish-yellow stamens. C. 'Alba Luxurians' - white flowers of 5-8 cm with green edges and crimson stamens. C. 'Betty Corning' - bell-shaped, rose-lilac flowers of 5-7 cm with a sweet fragrance. C. 'Emilia Plater' - pale blue flowers of 8-13 cm with creamy stamens. C. 'Étoile Violette' - very popular cultivar with deep violet flowers of 8-13 cm and nicely contrasting yellow stamens. C. 'Kermesina' (or C. 'Rubra') - deep red flowers of 5-8 cm, with crimson stamens. C. 'Madame Julia Correvon' - red flowers of 8-13 cm with yellow stamens. C. 'Minuet' - flowers of 4-7 cm are white with deep red veining and edges. Green stamens. C. 'Purpurea Plena Elegans' - double reddish-purple flowers of 3-9 cm. C. 'Venosa Violacea' - flowers of 8-13 cm, white with violet veining, edges, and stamens. C. 'Walenburg' - bright red/purple flowers with creamy white purple-veined bar, 6-8 cm.
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