Clematis Tekla is a large flowering deciduous climber with raspberry red flowers across summer. It suits containers and small gardens.
Clematis Tekla is an R. Evison clematis that flowers from early summer through to early autumn with large pinky-red blooms that measure 10-12 cms in width. Pretty pink-white stamens sit in the centre and twining mid-green bushy ovate leaves cover the stems. After flowering the blooms mature into fluffy seed heads before falling with the colder weather. This is a bright and bold clematis that adds a vibrant splash of colour to the garden and looks good paired with white or pale pink clematis.
Height And Spread of Clematis Tekla Clematis Tekla with reach a height of two metres and spread across a metre.
How Hardy Is Clematis Tekla Clematis Tekla is fully hardy in the UK withstanding sub-zero winters if the roots are well drained and it’s kept moist across the summer.
How To Use Clematis Tekla This is a good clematis for a sunny moist border or a container that’s well watered and fed. Train Clematis Tekla up an obelisk or a wall mounted trellis where it will bush out and cover itself in cerise pink flowers all summer.
It’s a maximum impact choice for country cottage style gardens, roof terraces, patios, balconies, or behind roses and other short shrubs.
How To Care For ClematisTekla Clematis Tekla prefers full sun to partial shade and needs rich, fertile soil to flower well. When planting add plenty of well-rotted manure to the planting hole and mulch every spring with compost and organic matter.
For the best displays and strongest growth plant the roots deeply and place crocks or pebbles above the roots to trap moisture and keep them cool.
Tekla will grow in the majority of aspects including north-facing spots and can cope with some exposure but it does best in a sheltered situation.
Keep Tekla moist in hot spells and feed well during the growing season. Cut down growth in late autumn or winter to 20 cms above ground level, mulch well, and new shoots will appear in spring.