Clematis Margot Koster is an easy and prolific flowering clematis. This flowering climber makes an ideal companion plant to star jasmine and or climbing roses. With huge showy dark pink flowers that appear from June to August, a prune after flowering can often persuade Clematis Margot Koster to have a second showing later in the year.
A lovely vigorous Viticella (Italian purple flowering clematis), to give this climber its full name, Clematis Viticella Margot Koster is extremely hardy and very free flowering. This variety will scramble up into trees or over arbours or fencing with ease. Clematis prefer open sunny positions with plenty of space to climb and sprawl and prefer their roots to be in shade.
When it comes to the type of soil, Clematis Margot Koster is not fussy. It will thrive in most soils, as long as they’re moist but well-drained. This striking climber is suitable for container growing as well.
Same as other Clematis cultivars, Margot Koster variety is fully hardy in the United Kingdom. Although deciduous, this flowering climber is frost hardy and can survive even in areas where temperatures drop as low as 20 degrees below zero. However, in case of severe winter, this Clematis variety will appreciate a layer of mulch sheltering its roots from frost.
As a prolific climber, Clematis Margot Koster will need a supporting structure to twine on. Train this cultivar against a south-faced wall, arbor or pergola, where it will be able to truly show off its striking dark pink blossoms. With lush, deciduous foliage and an abundance of flowers, this variety can also be trained against fences, where it will provide privacy and décor for the better part of the year.
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