Clematis 'Lady Northcliffe'

Clematis 'Lady Northcliffe'

Description: A compact and free flowering very old variety producing large flowers of royal blue paling to Wedgwood blue as the flower matures. The flowers with a contrasting boss of yellow anthers appear throughout early and late summer June to Sept) and are followed by wispy light green seed heads. Easy to grow, compact and suitable for containers.

Climate/Position: Sunny position against a wall or fence, cool at the base.

Height/Spread: Reaches up to 2 metres

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

Pruning: After establishment and training onto fence or wall, this mid sized large flowered variety requires little or no pruning. (Group 2)

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.

A hybrid of 'Beauty of Worcester' x 'Otto Froebel'

it was introduced in 1906 by G. Jackman and Son.

It was listed in 1912 by Williamson who noted 'trusted to give a lovely effect if culture and position be all it deserves'