Clematis hybrid 'Duchess of Edinburgh' (Hybrid Clematis)
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For sensational big blooms in a range of gorgeous colors, our varieties can be trained on arbors, walls, fences, or use them for screening a spot that’s not so pretty, or to cover stumps or climb on poles. Clematis vines grow 6–12' high, and take from 2–3 years to become fully established. Our experience is that vines grown in full sun will produce heavier blooms for a shorter time period than those grown in partial shade where blooms won’t be as heavy, but will extend over a longer time. Clematis will benefit from shade over their roots; do this with annuals or shallow-rooted perennials. Don’t use heavy bark or leaf mulches in summer as they can promote Clematis wilt. Keep the moisture level of your vines even—never very dry or very wet. Clematis vines can contribute to any landscape with their graceful habits and splendid blooms.