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Clematis 'Bees Jubilee'

Clematis

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour

Mauve

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by Fiona McLeod, copyright GAP Photos (54416)

Plant details

Bees' Jubilee' was raised in 1958 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the nursery Bees of Chester. Holder of the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigous Award of Garden Merit (AGM), it still holds its own among modern varieties. It produces mauve-pink flowers with a deeper central bar from spring to late summer and make unusual cut blooms. The plant's compact habit makes it ideal for growing in a conatiner. To prune, remove any dead or weak stems in late winter or early spring and cut remaining stems back to the highest pair of strong-growing buds. To encourage blooms to cover the whole plant, train the stems so that they are evenly spaced on their support. As new growth appears in mid-spring, train this to fill any gaps.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Clematis

Cultivar: Bees Jubilee

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Mauve

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to prune: February to March


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KathleenMary

Can you tell me which outdoor plants attract bees and butterflies etc.


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