These instructions are sent with the plant gift
This Macropetala Clematis is a climbing garden plant which will do best planted out against a wall or fence and will put on a lovely display of blue flowers in the Spring through to early Summer.
Your plant will do best planted out in a sheltered spot in the garden, either in full sun or partial shade, with a wall or fence for support. You can also keep your clematis in a large container on a patio. Either way, it is best to keep your plant’s roots cool with underplanting, or some pebbles, around its base.
Whilst in a pot, your Clematis will need to be watered regularly. Water thoroughly from the top every couple of days and let the excess drain away during the day. You may want to add an ordinary house plant feed to the water every week or so to help your plant continue flowering.
When you are ready to re-pot, bear in mind that your clematis roots should be cool, planted deep and the new shoots should grow freely towards the light. Clematis are vigorous climbers and will reward you with a mass of flowers in Spring and early Summer. Please see the individual picture label on your plant for more information about flowering season and pruning.
If your plant is not flowering it is often to do with the roots getting too warm and the top of the plant not getting enough light. Place some ground cover plants or mulch or stones over the top of the soil to help keep the plant cooler.
Wilting at the tips, shrivelling, and dying back is often caused by the plant being waterlogged damaging the roots.