Clematis "Crystal Fountain", Purple - Climbing plantsClematis florida 'Crystal Fountain'
A fountain of purple flowers
A sparkling fountain. That is where the clematis "Crystal Fountain" in a nursery pot gets its name from. The flowers of this unique climber can grow up to 15 cm in size! We think that is spectacular. The "Crystal Fountain" also blooms twice per year. Once in late spring and again in late autumn. It is a true climbing plant, growing up to four metres tall. It can always use a helping hand to get further. Plant the clematis near a wall or divider, or have it grow along a pergola. In order for the plant to grow upwards, it needs to be secured. It is easily done using a rope, wire, or anything similar. The clematis will thrive in a spacious pot on the patio, roof terrace or balcony. For full growth, we recommend using three plants per metre. The clematis is a deciduous plant. Cold temperatures are no problem for this winter-hardy climber. Pruning is not necessary. However, dead and damaged twigs should be removed. The clematis grows in humus-rich, moisture-retaining soil. Water it regularly to keep the soil moist. It's best to give them extra water during dry periods. And they need sufficient light in order to grow well. The clematis grows best in full or half sun.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreMake sure that the roots of Clematis 'Crystal Fountain' are well-moistened by first placing in a bucket full of lukewarm water. Prepare a suitable hole and loosen the soil. Clematis 'Crystal Fountain' grows well when you mix nutritious compost into the garden soil. Plant the root ball of the Clematis 'Crystal Fountain' at the appropriate depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Place this climber in full sun or semi shade.
Clematis 'Crystal Fountain' makes a great companion plantClematis 'Crystal Fountain' is a good. hardy climber that can beautifully decorate a pergola or fence. The large-flowered clematis 'Crystal Fountain' is beautiful planted alongside roses. This striking plant also makes an exciting companion when planted close to the climbing dual rose 'Mystery Wonder' to create an enchanting floral display.
Show moreThe Clematis dislikes dry soil, so water more often during dry periods. They like to keep their ‘feet' cool and damp - clematis will appreciate you planting low-growing plants around the base of the clematis or covering with a mulch of garden compost mixed with fertiliser. These climbing plants grow well along a fence or pergola. Help them climb - tie up their new shoots around a support as they grow.
Pruning clematis 'Crystal FountainThis large-flowered clematis 'Crystal Fountain' is early and late flowering. Clematis are divided into three pruning groups. Clematis ‘Crystal Fountain’ belongs to group 2: Pruning is not necessary. However in March you can lightly prune all the stems back to a strong pair of buds. Remove dead and damaged stems and cut off any faded flowers during the summer.
Show moreThe large lilac-blue flowers of Clematis 'Crystal Fountain' are lovely and full with narrow sepals that gradually change from white to a paler lilac-blue, turning green in the very centre of the flower. The centre resembles large pompons (or as the name suggests, maybe a fountain?) The small flowers appear on this year's shoots. This clematis belongs to the Viticella group.
The 'Crystal Fountain' Clematis is also known as Clematis 'CRYSTAL FOUNTAIN REGAL' 'Evipo038' and Clematis 'Evipo038This Clematis belongs to the Florida Group. All clematis are members of the Ranunculaceae family.
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Latin name Clematis florida 'Crystal Fountain' Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Blue, Purple Light preference full sun , partial sun , full shade Flowers for cutting yes Flowering period May - September Growing height 200 - 300 cm Planting distance 50 - 70 cm