|Clematis tangutica Lambton Park||Clematis Plant Catalogue|
Contact: Marcus Dancer
Marcus Dancer Plants
I am very aware of the confusion that can exist regarding the different types of clematis and the difficulty in deciding which clematis will succeed in a particular location. In this plant catalogue I have divided the clematis into groups.
The clematis groups are listed below plus I also produce various climbing plants. Click on a category to view the plant list.
How to Buy My Clematis
Plants can be ordered and, by prior arrangement, collected from me at Sandleheath. Either telephone, email or write to me to check for availability of any clematis you wish to purchase. I attend Hampshire Farmers' Markets, Dorset Farmers Markets most weeks and a wide selection of my clematis,choice shrubs and herbaceous perennials are always available at these events.
Here is a simple guide on how to prune your clematis if you have lost the label. Any clematis that flower on the previous year's growth before June, then no pruning. Clematis that flower on the current year's growth from June onwards hard prune. Below is a more detailed explanation of the 3 different pruning groups. Most nurseries and suppliers of clematis split the clematis varieties into 3 groups; groups 1, 2 and 3.
Group 1: Any clematis in this group requires no pruning but if you wish to keep the clematis within an allotted space then prune any stems immediately after flowering. They all have small single or double flowers.
Group 2: The clematis in this group flower in May and June with another crop of flowers in August and September. They all have large flowers, some single, others with double flowers. Light pruning or tidying up is all that is required. Cut out dead or weak stems starting from the top of the plant and work downwards along each stem until you meet a plump, healthy bud and prune just above it removing the top growth. Do this pruning in Feb/March.
Group 3: All late flowering hybrids blooming after June on current year's growth fit into this group. The vast majority have smaller flowers than the previous group. Hard prune reducing all stems to 8-12 inches from ground in Feb/March. A lot of the growth removed will have live shoots and buds. Although this may seem harsh the plant will be encouraged to produce strong new shoots that will flower within a few months. Allow the new shoots to grow about 1ft then pinch out the growing tips just above the top leaf joint. This will double the amount of stems and therefore double the amount of flowers.
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I also produce a limited range of Daphne plants for sale. Please enquire regarding availability. All of them are evergreen and have sweetly scented flowers. Listed below are Daphnes available for sale this year. Others are available in small quantities please enquire.
Daphne bholua Jacqueline Postill