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Clematis 'Pangbourne Pink' (I) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Pink in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

0.5-1 metres

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

clematis 'Pangbourne Pink'

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

Integrifolia Group clematis are woody-based subshrubs with non-climbing or semi-climbing herbaceous stems, and bell-shaped or flat flowers on the current year's growth, in summer and early autumn

'Pangbourne Pink' is a deciduous non-clinging woody-based perennial to 60cm tall, with large, simple, ovate leaves and nodding, bell-shaped flowers 5cm long, the petals a bright pinkish-mauve inside, a deeper shade outside and flowering early summer to autumn

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

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

Cultivation

Plant in a moisture-retentive, well-drained soil. Keep the base of the plant and roots cool and shaded by carefully positioning other plants or a layer of pebbles or flat stones at the base. Plant with the crown of the clematis at soil level. Ideal fo the front of a border, usually supported by other plants

Soil

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

Propagation

Propagate by division or basal stem cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

City/Courtyard Gardens, Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or 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