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A large, vigorous and very exotic climber, with large clusters of 5cm (2in) orange-red bell-shaped flowers in late summer and early autumn. 'Madame Galen' is the hardiest and most reliable kind, best grown on a south-facing wall or well-sheltered pergola for good flowering as it is vital that the new growth ripens properly. This is also the ideal situation for showing it off. Although it can be pruned quite hard every year in late winter, it makes a lot of new growth in summer - allow it plenty of room to develop as it needs space to do it justice. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Cultivar: Madame Galen
Plant type: Evergreen climber
Flower colour: Orange
Foliage colour: Dark green
Sun exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist
Skill level: Experienced
Time to plant seeds: September to November
Time to prune: February to March
Flowering period: August to September
I have this on a south facing wall. After four years I am still waiting for it to flower. Perhaps I should prune back harder this year?
It is also a self clinging climber which I like but unfortunately it is often broken by winds even though in s fairly sheltered position.
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