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Clematis 'Princess Diana' (T) AGM

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© R.J. Evison, The Guernsey Clematis Nursery Ltd 2003

Characteristics

Plant type

Climber/Wall Shrub

Habit

Climbing

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Dark Pink 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 'Princess Diana'

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

Texensis Group consists of deciduous climbing shrubs or subshrubs, with usually pinnate leaves and erect or nodding, bell- or tulip-shaped flowers on the current year's growth in summer and autumn

'Princess Diana' is a deciduous climber of herbaceous habit with profuse flowers once established. Single tulip-shaped luminous reddish-pink flowers to 6cm in length are brighter pink at the margins with cream and maroon stamens, mid summer to early autumn

Synonym(s)

  • Clematis texensis 'Princess Diana'
  • Clematis texensis 'The Princess of Wales'
  • Clematis 'The Princess of Wales' (T)

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, South-facing, East-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

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. Suitable for a large container, 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


How to care

Pests

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

Diseases

May suffer from clematis slime flux