Clematis 'Lady Northcliffe'

Clematis 'Lady Northcliffe'

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A bouquet of flowers
Clematis 'Lady Northcliffe' is a hardy, deciduous climbing cultivar from the Ranunculaceae family. Typically growing to between 1.5-3m in height, this cultivar produces large flowers up to 15cm in diameter. Flowers have 6 petal-like structures with wavy margins, termed sepals, they are coloured violet-blue initially, fading to a mid-lavender-blue shade with age. Flowers appear from mid-summer to autumn, they have creamy centres which contrast attractively with the blue flowers. Foliage is divided into 3 leaflets. This cultivar is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Propagation

Layering

Layer late in winter to early spring.

Cuttings

Take softwood cuttings in spring or semi ripe cuttings in early summer.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Attracts useful insects

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Alkaline, Neutral, Acid

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Personality

Family

Ranunculaceae

Flower colour

Blue, Purple

Scent

None
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