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Clematis Arctic Queen 'Evitwo' PBR (EL) AGM

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R.J. Evison

Characteristics

Plant type

Climber/Wall Shrub

Habit

Climbing

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

White and Pale Yellow in Autumn and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

2.5-4 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

clematis Arctic Queen

Family

Ranunculaceae


Clematis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or herbaceous perennials, mostly climbing by twining leaf-stalks, and often with showy flowers. Some have attractive fluffy seed-heads in autumn

Early Large-flowered clematis have large star-shaped flowers in early summer, often with a second flowering in late summer

Arctic Queen is a medium-sized deciduous climber. A profusion of double flowers to 15cm across are clear creamy-white with pale yellow anthers. Flowers from early summer to early autumn

Synonym(s)

  • Clematis POLAR BEAR

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Plant in a moisture-retentive, well-drained soil, with the roots and base of the plant kept cool and shaded by other plants or a layer of pebbles at the base. Plant with the crown 5–8cm (2–3in) deep to encourage new shoots to grow from below ground level. Can be grown in containers at least 45cm (18in) deep and wide in a soil based potting compost

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by layering or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Wall-side Borders or Flower borders and beds


How to care

Pests

Young shoots may be troubled by aphids and caterpillars; petals can be eaten by earwigs

Diseases

May suffer from clematis wilt and clematis slime flux