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Clematis ‘Emilia Plater’

Clematis

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Plant does flower in September

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Clematis 'Emilia Plater'
  • Common name: Clematis
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Named after the 19th century Polish–Lithuanian noblewoman and revolutionary, Clematis ‘Emilia Plater’ is a robust viticella-type clematis, bearing light mauve-blue flowers with a darker central bar on each tepal. It has good resistance to clematis wilt.

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A vigorous climber, it is ideally suited to growing up a sturdy obelisk in a large herbaceous border, or being allowed to scramble through a shrub or tree. It can also be grown to quickly cover a wall or face. It makes a great companion for yellow-flowered plants.

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Being a summer-flowering clematis, Clematis ‘Emilia Plater’ is in Pruning Group 3. The flowers are formed on the terminal 60cm of the current year’s growth, so need to be cut down in late-winter/early spring to ensure flowering remains at eye level. Simply cut stems back to the lowest pair of buds in February or March.

How to grow Clematis 'Emilia Plater'

  • Plant size

    3m height

    2.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Clematis 'Emilia Plater' and wildlife

Clematis 'Emilia Plater' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Clematis 'Emilia Plater' poisonous?

Clematis 'Emilia Plater' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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