Growing Clematis on a Patio
Clematis grown in containers are a beautiful way to add height to a patio or courtyard garden. Choose a container 18" (45cm) approx. diameter for a single clematis plant. For larger containers consider planting two or more plants percontainer.
Obelisk support/or canes tied wigwam fashion
Root crown buried 2.5" (5cm) below soil surface
Soil surface covered with low growing plants to provide shade for root system
Loosen out main base roots prior to planting
Use loam based compost such as John Innes No. 3
Base drainage aided by layer of small stones or pea gravel
Place pebbles or broken pottery over drainage holes
The Boulevard® range has been specifically selected for container use - particularly if a lower height 4-5' (1.2-1.5m) is desired. Cultivars of the "Patio and Garden" range also make good selections, perhaps being more suitable for taller structures 5-6' (1.5-2m). Ice Blue, Kingfisher, Rosemoor and Rebecca can make bold colour statements either singly or mixed within one container. Clematis Alaina, Edda, Sally, The Countess of Wessex and Zara also make good container plants.