With each variety hand-picked by our expert nursery staff, Flowering Pergola Collection includes three climbing plants that are especially fitting for pergolas! Producing abundant, trailing shows, each climbing plant will adorn your garden with their botanical charm. Ranging from the fragrant Jasmine to our colourful Clematis, these plants can be grown on the same structure for a mixed display, but we do recommended growing Passiflora separately as it can become quite vigorous.
Please note, while four varieties are detailed below, this mix will include three of those at random.
The key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, which is determined by a rose's eventual height and spread.
Bare root and containerised plants have differing planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak the roots in water for up to two hours before planting, and with containerised plants, you should drench their rootball. For bare root plants, it is also beneficial to prune any woody roots back a few inches, and if you have a containerised plant, you should free any spiralized roots that are growing around the rootball's circumference. When planting, bare root plants need a graft point that is above the soil, but for containerised plants, it is better to have their pot sitting no less than an inch below the ground.
Bare root and containerised plants also share some of their planting needs; dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball, and fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil. After this, add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. After providing a generous watering, you can finish with a later of mulch, but keep it from touching your plant's stems.
Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.
Unlike many of our climbing plant offerings, this is a collection of differing varieties, so we have broken down their specific care information below:
- Clematis: Clematis plants can be found growing throughout temperate regions, so are well accustomed to the UK's climate. They prefer full sun but will suffice in partial shade too. Evergreen varieties need shelter, and herbaceous varieties need sunny spots.
- Jasmine: The varieties of Jasmine we stock are native to colder environments, so they will be fully hardy in the UK climate. Jasminum nudiflorum (winter jasmine) will flower even in partially shaded, cold sites, while Trachelospermum jasminoides and other species of Jasmine benefits from full sun, but will cope in dappled shade.
- Passion Flower: Your Passion Flower plant will be happy in sun or dappled shade, but make sure that the site is adequately sheltered. The soil should be consistently moist too, as Passion Flowers dislike drought.