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botanical name:
Clematis 'Helsingborg'
Clematis 'Helsingborg' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Clematis alpina 'Helsingborg'
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: climber
height: 3.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: climber
leaf colour: green
flower colour: violet
fruit colour: silver
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Thin-stemmed climber producing pendent violet-blue flowers in spring, followed by fluffy seedheads. Pinnate leaves with toothed mid-green leaflets.

All clematis prefer alkaline soil but will normally tolerate other soil types. Requires regular supply of moisture. When planting, make the hole deeper than usual, as a precaution against Clematis wilt.

Prune to tidy after flowering.

Semi-ripe cuttings in early summer. By layering in late winter or early spring.

other notes:
C. alpina hybrid, raised by Tage Lundell, Sweden 1970.


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