Clematis 'Madame Julia Correvon'
clematis (group 3)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: July to November
- Flower colour: wine red bell-shaped flowers
- Other features: long flowering period from mid-summer through autumn
- Hardiness: fully hardy
From mid-summer to late autumn, wine red star-shaped flowers, with yellow anthers, cover the plant. It is a more compact variety which makes it perfect for growing in a container. As with most clematis of the viticella group it also shows good resistance to clematis wilt.
- Garden care: Cut back stems to a pair of strong buds 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground level before growth begins in early spring. Mulch in late winter with garden compost or well-rotted manure but avoid the immediate crown.
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Q:I have this plant and it is beautiful but how do I get it to flower lower down on the branches? I have a mass of flowers at the top and bare branches below. Thanks.Asked on 10/11/2014 by Helena from Glasgow
This clematis if left unpruned can become rather top heavy, with tangled and bare stems with all the flowers at the top of the plant.
Clematis are classed in groups for pruning, this is a Group 3 clematis, meaning it flowers in late summer on growth made in that season so should be pruned in late winter or early spring. So I would cut it back hard early next spring, when you can see some new buds just starting to show, to a pair of strong buds between 30-75cm above ground, then apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant after pruning, avoiding the immediate crown. Hope this helpsAnswered on 11/11/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
Q:Climbers for trellis with wildlife considerations
Hi I have a bare trellis at the end of my garden which marks the end of my raspberry and rhubarb beds, and where my composting and comfrey live. I want to cover this trellis with something to give colour all the year round, even if that "colour" is green leaves. I also want to provide something beneficial to the wildlife. I had thought about growing an Ivy, with a Clematis. Would these two climbers work in a small area and would I get my combination of colour, all year interest and wildlife benefits? Thanks MikeAsked on 17/3/2010 by Mike Simpson
A:Hello Mike, The best climbers for wildlife are Hederas (Ivy) or Lonicera (Honeysuckles). These are both pretty big and vigorous plants though and your trellis sounds quite small. The ivy can be cut back very hard though, so perhaps your best option would be to use an ivy and then plant a smaller growing group 3 Clematis, which should be cut in early spring each year. I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 17/3/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
Q:Climbers for North East facing wall
Hi I was just wondering if you could give me some advice please. Our house is a Victorian end of terrace - the side of the house faces North-East. The side of the house is very bare (only two tiny windows on ground floor) and we would like to grow something up the wall. We have had trouble with graffiti in the past and want to paint the side of the house and then put trellis to about 7ft. Can you suggest something that would grow quite quickly please. Kind Regards JoannaAsked on 6/11/2009 by Joanna Swainson
A:Hello Joanna, If you click on the link below it will take you to our fast growing climbers, which will cope with low light levels. If you click into each card you can then see the eventual height and spread of each plant - some of them are pretty big. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/plcid.15/vid.186/vid.237/ I hope this helps. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 9/11/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
A:Thank you so much Helen, this helps a lot.Answered on 9/11/2009 by Joanna Swainson
Q:Climbing Plant on a North-Facing Trellis
Dear Sir/Madam, Could you recommend a climbing plant for a trellis? The trellis in question is set against my neighbour's wall, and faces northward. So, I'm looking for a plant to provide maximum, attractive, fast-growing coverage. Yours faithfully, PeterAsked on 18/8/2009 by Peter Lawson
A:Hello Peter, I have done a search on our Plant Finder and if you click on the following link it will take you to all the climbers which will grow on a north facing aspect and are fast growing (although keep in mind most plants are going into their dormant period now) http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/plcid.15/vid.186/vid.237/ I hope this helps.Answered on 19/8/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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