Clematis Dutch Sky is a very free flowering variety of climbing clematis with lovely pale blue flowers. Clematis Dutch Sky is an ideal companion plant to Trachelospernum Jasminoides. Clematis like open sunny positions with their roots shaded from strong sun.
Clematis Dutch Sky is a deciduous climber that will grow to around 2.5 metres high and spread over 1 -2 metres. Its flowers appear in July to September as white blooms with a pale flush of icy blue on the tip and a stripe of cool blue along the back. They contrast beautifully with the warm season.
Hardy in all the UK, Clematis Dutch Sky will withstand a harsh winter and grow back in the summer months. When in bloom its best kept sheltered from harsh winds to preserve the large flower heads.
How To Use Clematis Dutch Sky
Clematis need support so train yours against a fence with trellis or wire. If you would like to grow Clematis Dutch Sky away from the fence line use an obelisk for support.
Clematis Dutch Sky is a particularly free flowering variety so they look stunning grown alone, but you can mix them with darker clematis or a climbing rose to combine colours.
Dutch Sky can be planted directly into the ground or grown in containers. They make excellent summer cover for bare branches, tree stumps and bushes too.
How To Care For Clematis Dutch Sky
Clematis is a hungry and thirsty plant. All varieties will need regular watering and a weekly feed to look their best, but this care is rewarded with repeat flowering and stunning blooms on a strong and healthy framework.
Plant yours in moist soil that is well drained. The leaves need sun, but the roots need to be buried beneath at least five centimetres of soil. Clematis Dutch Sky benefits from shaded roots, so place flat stones or broken pot pieces around the base. Dutch Sky is a late flowering clematis that is best cut back to a strong bud, about 20 cm above ground level, in early spring before the new growth appears.
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