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Clematis 'Polish Spirit'
synonyms: Clematis viticella 'Polish Spirit'
growth rate: medium
growth habit: climber
leaf colour: green
flower colour: purple
main season: Summer
full sun, part shade
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Outstanding cultivar with rich purple-blue open flowers. Very free flowering in mid-late summer.
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.
Semi-ripe cuttings in early summer. By layering in late winter or early spring.
On trellis, fences, arbours, pergolas etc. Suitable as a cut flower.
Raised by Brother Stefan Franczak, Poland, introduced 1990.