Clematis Manon was bred by R. Evison as part of the Boulevard series. It’s a long flowering clematis that first blooms in early spring and continues until late autumn. It flowers from its base avoiding the bare-stemmed leggy look some clematis plants develop over time. Manon has pink star-shaped flowers with pointed tips and deep pink edging. The stamens are deep purple and the foliage is dark green, bushy and strong. Each flower can measure up to 10 cms across so the compact shrub looks smothered in colour. It’s an excellent choice for a patio container - a strong performer with an abundance of beautiful flowers.
Height and Spread of Clematis Manon Clematis Manon is a compact patio clematis that will reach a height of a 1 – 1.5 metres and spread over a metre.
How Hardy Is Clematis Manon Bred for hardiness Clematis Manon can withstand UK winters if the roots are well- drained. It’s rarely bothered by pests.
How To Use Clematis Manon A great choice to grow up a trellis or obelisk where its showy flowers will create a focal point all summer long. It’s equally at home in a border or in a container on a balcony where it takes up little space.
Use this compact clematis to cover a bare wall or fence or combine it with roses and other summer perennials for an eye-catching display. It suits both pretty cottage gardens and architectural urban courtyards.
How To Care For Clematis Manon Clematis Manon will grow in full sun to partial shade in most soils except very poor. 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 it well every spring.
Manon 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 as this encourages roots to dig deep into the cooler soil.
Use pebbles or broken crocks to cover the roots in hot weather, and if it’s container grown Clematis Manon needs regular water and food in the growing season.
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.