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botanical name:
Clematis 'Polish Spirit'
Clematis 'Polish Spirit' © Deeproot Plant Base
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synonyms:  Clematis viticella 'Polish Spirit'
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: climber
height: 3.50m
width: 3.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: climber
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Outstanding cultivar with rich purple-blue open flowers. Very free flowering in mid-late summer.

cultivation:
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 hard back in late winter.

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

usage:
On trellis, fences, arbours, pergolas etc. Suitable as a cut flower.

other notes:
Viticella Group
Raised by Brother Stefan Franczak, Poland, introduced 1990.

RHS AGM

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