Clematis 'Ernest Markham' | 2.5L Pot

Code: PL9281
Clematis 'Ernest Markham' | 2.5L Pot
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Clematis 'Ernest Markham' | 2.5L Pot

An eye-catching Clematis displaying crimson blooms with crinkled borders

The perfect means of enriching your Summer garden with colour, this Clematis (Ernest Markham) displays several crimson petals with charmingly crinkled margins. Each petal is sparsely distributed; forming a delicate silhouette, enabling their vibrant colouring to be this plant's leading feature. Contrasting against these bright red tones is the creamy-yellow stamens of each bloom, whilst this plant's foliage will add gentle greenery to a trellis or pergola. A faultless companion for climbing roses, if heavily pruned, this Clematis can be grown in a container on your patio. This Clematis has additionally achieved the Royal Horticultural Society's 'Award of Garden Merit'; affirming this variety's reliable performance, stable form and colour, good constitution, and resistance to pests and diseases.

Variety Information

Flowering Period June - August
Pruning Group 2
Flower Colour Red
Scented No
Suitable For Shade Yes
Features Abundant flowers, crimson colouring, generous flowering period.

Size Information

Supplied As 2.5L Pot
Approx Height on Arrival The size of your plant can be affected by various factors such as weather conditions and their specific variety. However with the correct care, they will able to reach their eventual height and spread, detailed below.0.8m - 0.9m (2.6ft - 3ft)
Growth Rate Slow (1st Year) Moderate (2nd)
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions. 3m x 2m (10 x 6.5ft)

As we recommend with all plants, it is key to regularly water newly planted plants in the months after planting. Key with clematis, however, is to apply mulch to protect the delicate roots from drying out.

Clematis plants are extremely versatile and can even be grown as part of hedge, up a tree or as a ground cover plant.

When planting, dig a hole twice the circumference of the pot. Ensure the pot sits roughly level with the soil, with the graft point above the soil. Infill, the remaining space with a mix of compost and garden soil, but do not compress the soil.

Clematis will need sufficient space to grow or can become a tangled mess. Groups 1-3 require a trellis to scramble up.

In terms of care, watering is important especially during the summer months. They will need a thorough watering twice weekly during dry spells.

Pruning requirements depend on the clematis group. A detailed guide can be found here.

Your clematis will be sent directly from the grower, in the heart of England, to your doorstep. This approach means that you get a nursery fresh plant which was on the growing table one day and at your door the next.

Our expert climber nursery has spent decades perfecting the art of watering feeding and pruning climbers and will do so until hours before it is packed. We see this as a real advantage over garden centres, were plants can be left unattended for weeks on end, or even other mail order companies that despatch from fulfillment sites.

This plant is grown on a cane and expertly packaged into a specially designed, extra thick cardboard box, which holds the plant in place, and sent through a delicate courier network to prevent any chance of damage in transit.

Clematis are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Position: Clematis prefer full sun but will suffice in partial shade. Evergreen varieties need shelter and herbaceous varieties sunny spots.
  • Soil Types: soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Simply, avoid waterlogged soils and apply mulch to improve aeration.
  • Planting In Pots: choose a pot around 50cm deep and be sure to apply mulch. Ensure regular watering in the warmer months.
  • Hardiness: clematis can be found growing throughout temperate regions, and are well suited to the UK climate.
Optional Extras Selected items will be included with your purchase

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