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Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee'

Clematis 'Bees' Jubilee'
Description:  A large flowered hybrid with early summer flowers in May June and again in September.   The deep pink, flower heads have a darker pink stripe and are bourne in profusion amongst the mid-green leaves. This variety may take some time to establish but it is well worth the wait. 

Uses: A compact growing clematis is ideal for growing through a climbing rose or tree in partial shade Also suitable for growing in a container. 

Climate/Position:  A shady and well protected site is preferred

Height/Spread:   Reaches up to 2 metres x 1 metre

Soil Requirements:  Humus rich, fertile and well drained soil. The roots of clematis like to be kept cool.

Pruning:  Clematis Group 2   As these Clematis flower on the new growth of the season the stems are best but back hard in the spring before growth starts.  But this shoots to the ground and stronger shoots should be cut back hard to a strong bud above the ground in February to March.

Special Requirements: To keep roots cool you can plant amongst low growing shrubs. If planting in containers, ensure the pot is large enough to ensure roots are not restricted too much.  Apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost in spring after pruning.  This helps feed the plant and also aids water retention

Additional Interest: 'Bees' Jubilee' was raised in 1958 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the nursery Bees of Chester. The name Clematis comes from the Greek word 'klema' meaning vine branch. Refers to the vine-like habit of many of the species.