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Clematis viticella 'Negritjanka'

Clematis

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

Clematis viticella 'Negritjanka'

Plant details

A cross between Clematis 'Gypsy Queen' and C. viticella, C 'Negritjanka' is a robust, fast-growing clematis with large, open flowers. It's one of the darkest flowered clematis available, its dark plum-purple blooms bearing contrasting yellow-white anthers. 

Grow C. 'Negritjanka' in a container where you can train it up an obelisk, or allow it to scramble though a shrub or small tree in the herbaceous border. It looks particularly good when grown through white-flowered shrub and climbing roses. 

Being a summer-flowering clematis, 'Negritjanka' is in Pruning Group 3. Simply cut stems back to the lowest pair of buds in February or March. 

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Clematis

Cultivar: Negritjanka

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 250cm

Spread: 100cm

Time to prune: Early spring (Pruning Group 3)

Time to plant: October to May

Flowering period: July to September


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