Clematis 'PIILU'

Clematis  'PIILU'
old man´s beard
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF FLOWERS +multicolored:white a violet
BLOOMING TIME June - September
LOCATION full to partial sun
SOIL TYPE any (acidic to alkaline)
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS evenly moist (dislikes drought)
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Summer blooms

Piilu is an interesting variety of clematis with double flowers in late spring and single flowers in late summer / early autumn. They have frilled margins. The flower sepals are light lilac-mauve with deeper red wide bands in the middle, and yellow anthers. They are 6-12 cm across.

It belongs to Group 2 clematis. Its flowers appear first in late spring and early summer on last year’s sideshoots, and in mid- and late summer at the tips of the current year's shoots. In early spring remove dead and damaged stems before growth begins, trimming all remaining stems to where strong buds are visible. These buds provide a framework of second-year shoots that flower in late spring and early summer. The flowers may then be removed. Young shoots bear more flowers later in the summer.

Clematis likes deep, fertile, moist but well-drained soil that remains cool. You can grow a plant below clematis that will provide shade for its roots. Add garden compost in late winter and mulch it well. Fully hardy to min. -34°C (USDA zone 4).

Last update 17-08-2008

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