Clematis Armandii is a large, evergreen climber that can reach up to 8 metres in height. Preferring a sunny and sheltered position it is perfect for growing against a south facing wall. In the early spring it blooms and produces big, almond scented, creamy-white flowers with four star-shaped petals on each, which contrast brilliantly against the mid-green leaves. Please be aware that this plant is toxic to dogs if consumed.
To use simply add half a cap to a 9 Litre watering can.
Caring and Maintenance
As there are such a wide range of Clematis plants different types have specifics needs. However, all growing Clematis vines need to be supported to enable it to climb and they all need to be pruned once a year in early spring. For more details click here.
Clematis plants can be grown in 2-3 litre containers and also planted in the garden. The Clematis is best bought when it is at least 2 years old and the roots need to be well developed before planting. The Clematis prefers to grow in sunny locations but will also thrive in partial shade. The roots need to be kept cool and shaded and the soil should be moist and well drained with plenty of space for adequate air flow.
There are many different varieties of Clematis and they are classified into three groups depending on their blooming time and characteristics. Group 1 features spring bloomers, Group 2 are repeat bloomers, and Group 3 are summer or fall bloomers.