Clematis 'The President' - Clematis
Clematis the President' is a well-known old variety dating back to 1876. This woodland vine 'The President' with its large purple/blue flowers is a real eye-catcher in your garden and the president among clematis. It can be assumed that clematis were already very popular in ancient times. The Greeks called all types of climbing plants clematis, which meansvine" and refers to the ability to climb. Due to its graceful and compact growth, this climbing plant is suitable for both large and small gardens.
Vine in combination with other garden inhabitants
If you plant Clematis The President between an ivy hedge, you can turn the evergreen hedge into a colourful ensemble in summer. Throughout the summer, the beautiful large flowers of the clematis are shown off to their best advantage between the deep grass. The Hedera provides sufficient support so that the clematis 'The President' does not need any other climbing aid. To protect the roots of the clematis 'The President' from bright sunlight, it is advisable to use a ground cover plant, such as Nepal cinquefoil 'Ron McBeath' or sharp wall pepper, to plant around the clematis. In the wild, clematis often creep along the ground. If you want something different, you can also use your clematis as a ground cover. During the flowering season this is a wonderful sight!
Clematis in your garden
The clematis is supplied in a pot. Plant the clematis 10 cm lower than in the pot because of the wilt disease that can affect above-ground stems in particular. Below ground the plant remains healthy. That is why it is planted deep: it can always sprout again healthily. Clematis 'The President' likes fertile, well-drained soil and sufficient moisture (but not permanently wet soil). Fertilisation is best done in spring with organic climbing plant fertiliser. This ensures optimal growth in spring. Sufficient water during growth and flowering does the rest. Pruning is only necessary if a tangle of stems develops. You can cut the plants back after flowering if it is necessary, but it is not essential for growth and flowering the following year.
Buy Clematis 'The President'
We recommend buying 2 - 4 plants for a running metre
The plants are grown in pots, so you can use the Clematis 'The Clematis' all year round.