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THE PRESIDENT CLEMATIS
Clematis x patens 'The President'
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Hardiness Zone: 4-8 · Mature Height: 6-8 Feet · Mature Spread: 3-4 Feet
Buy The President online. 6-8" deep purple-violet flowers with pointed petals. Blooms continuously all summer. Clematis are the showiest of all vines. Grows best when foliage or top has full sun.
Family: Ranunculaceae · Common Name: Clematis
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- A pre-applied, pre-measured amount of time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for up to one year.
- Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
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THE PRESIDENT CLEMATIS Plant Characteristics
|•||Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance|
|•||Powdery Mildew - High Resistance|
|•||Root Rot - Low Resistance|
Leaf Color Fall*
Leaf Color Spring*
Leaf Color Summer*
Preferred Soil Conditions*
|•||Adapts Well to Most Soil Types|
|•||Cuttings or Divisions|
Season of Interest*
|•||Late Spring/Early Summer|
|•||Late Summer/Early Autumn|
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THE PRESIDENT CLEMATIS Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips
Clematis is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. See Pruning Group information for detailed pruning instructions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer.
Interesting Notes About THE PRESIDENT CLEMATIS
Clematis can be grown in full sun or light shade, but its base and roots prefer to be completely shaded. You may need to plant a small shrub or large perennial directly in front of its root ball to keep it cool and shaded. A thick layer of mulch will also help to keep the soil moist. This vine prefers to be grown in moist, well-drained, slightly alkaline soil. Adding lime to the soil will help to provide these conditions. When planting clematis, it is important to plant it 3" deeper than it was in the original pot. Bury the first set of entire leaves to encourage the production of strong shoots from below soil level and to discourage clematis wilt.