Clematis Giselle is a deciduous pinkish-mauve clematis with abundant flowers from late spring to late summer.
Tough but beautiful Clematis Giselle is a relatively new clematis bred by Evison and Poulsen and was first displayed at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show. This climber has large blooms measuring up 12 cms across that flower prolifically from May to September and mature into fluffy seed heads when spent. The rich star-shaped flowers have red stamens and hang in abundance on strong twining stems. The foliage is dark green, ovate and bushy before falling with the first frosts.
This is a versatile, tough clematis and one of the few that flower the whole course of summer.
Height and Spread of Clematis Giselle A fairly low-growing and compact climber Clematis Giselle with reach 120 cms in height and 75 cms in spread.
How Hardy Is Clematis Giselle Clematis Giselle is a hardy clematis that will withstand sub zero winters if the roots are well-drained in mulch rich soil.
How To Use Clematis Giselle Giselle is versatile and suits planting schemes from pretty cottage gardens to architectural urban courtyards. It takes up little horizontal space and is a good choice behind and above roses or other summer shrubs.
Clematis Giselle will grow against a supporting fence line in the border or a large well-watered container. The vines easily cling to an obelisk or a trellis to brighten a dull deck, patio or balcony garden.
How To Care For Clematis Giselle Clematis Giselle will grow in full sun to partial shade in most soils except very poor. So this is a versatile clematis that suits every aspect whether North facing, South facing, West or East facing. It needs rich fertile soil to perform its best so when planting up add several forkfuls of compost and well-rotted manure to the hole or container and mulch well every spring.
Giselle will perform in sheltered and exposed sites but will do best in a sheltered spot so the large blooms are not damaged.
Clematis do not like very wet or very dry soil, so choose a well-drained spot and water evenly in hot spells. It’s best to water clematis deeply once a week rather than giving a frequent small amount as this encourages roots to dig deep into the cooler soil. Use pebbles or broken crocks to cover the roots in hot weather.
Cut the vines down to 20 cms above ground level each winter and mulch well. New shoots will emerge in spring growing to their full height by summer’s end.