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Clematis for containers

Clematis for containers Evison Clematis Mirabelle Lubera

Buying clematis for containers is no problem at Lubera, as our assortment offers a buffet of clematis plants from which you can choose.

   
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Clematis 'Little Lemons'

Clematis tangutica 'Little Lemons' - not sour at all, but super sweet to look at

From £15.40 *

Evison Clematis Boulevard® 'Bernadine' TM

Silver-blue flowers with a slight lilac colour

£14.40 *

Evison Clematis Gardini TM 'Anna Louise' TM

Large, purple-blue flowers with cardinal red stripes

£14.40 *

Evison Clematis Gardini TM 'Bourbon' TM

The colour spectrum is complex, mysterious and enchanting

£14.40 *

Evison Clematis Garland® 'Cassis' TM

The whitish pink clematis for terraces, also for vases

£14.40 *

Evison Clematis Regal® 'Josephine' TM

A clematis beauty from Evison with densely filled flowers

£14.40 *

Evison Clematis, Boulevard® 'Endellion' TM

A princess among the smaller clematis varieties

£14.40 *

Evison Clematis, Boulevard® 'Kimiko' TM

A small, evergreen clematis

£14.40 *

   
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More information about clematis for containers

 

Our collection of Evison Clematis offers very low plants, which are much better suited for growing in pots than the often huge, mostly somewhat older forest vines. There are, for example, Clematis montana varieties that grow to truly dizzying heights! But the newer selections of these climbing plants have been tamed by breeding. After all, as a flower lover, you want to see the flowering splendour at eye level and not four metres above your head, where you would need a telescope to see the flowers up close. With our gardening information regarding the best selection, (easy) care, correct pruning and fertilising, you too are guaranteed to soon become a clematis lover - and who knows, even a clematis collector. A small, easy to care for climbing plant that is also permanently flowering on the balcony, the terrace or even in the perennial bed in the garden has become child's play for today's modern gardener with our selection of super-low forest vines.

 

 

Buying clematis for containers - the advantages

 

If you want to buy clematis for containers, you should definitely make sure that it has a few characteristics that the very tall varieties, which can climb up to the roof ridge or picturesquely climb up an old tree, cannot naturally have. If you buy a clematis that you plant in a nice container, you naturally want to place it where it will be seen and enjoyed, on the terrace, on the balcony or even in front of the front door, quasi as a flowery reception committee. A clematis for growing in pots and containers should therefore gladly fulfil the following conditions: 

  • An extremely low growth habit between 0.5 and 1.5 metres for free-standing pots, e.g. on the balcony
  • A minimum higher growth form of 1.5 to 2 metres for house wall and trellis
  • Many, large flowers that bloom all summer
  • Leaves and flowers on the whole plant (i.e. no more long, bare stems in the lower part with a few flowers at the top). The entire plant should look beautiful!
  • Super simple pruning measures without complicated instructions
  • A good winter hardiness
  • A colour palette that can be combined perfectly with other summer bloomers 

The most beautiful Evison Clematis for a container

 

Variety

Final height

Flower colour

Tudor Patio Filigree

40-60cm

lilac-rose, semi-double

Boulevard Chelsea

60-90cm

lavender blue

Boulevard Kitty

60-90cm

white with delicate green stripes

Boulevard Volunteer

90-120cm

lilac with purple stripes

Boulevard Zara

60-100cm

porcelain blue/light purple

Boulevard Mirabelle

100cm

pink with stripes

Boulevard Edda

80-120cm

purple with dark red stripes

Boulevard Neva

120cm

pink with stripes

Boulevard Ninon

120cm

white

Boulevard Corinne

100-150cm

white with pink stripes

Boulevard Manon

100-160cm

lavender pink

Boulevard Kimiko

150cm

white (exception: DO NOT cut)

Boulevard Bernadine

120-160cm

silver-grey/lilac

Boulevard Endellion

140-160cm

pink/dark pink

Gardini Shimmer

250cm

purple/blue

 

Clematis for containers - the ideal location 

If you want to plant clematis for containers, you usually have little space and want to place the planter where you often see it and can enjoy the view, i.e. mainly on the terrace or balcony. These locations are sunny and can get very hot. The new, modern clematis cultivars, for example, our Evison Clematis, tolerate much more sun than the older varieties, which actually only like semi-shade. The new, low varieties are therefore very well suited for sun AND partial shade - although we do have a tip for you. The light, delicate flower colours can lighten up a little when exposed to intensive sunlight. Darker colours do not tend to do so. The leaves and flowers themselves do not suffer from the sun, but just as the covers of our garden furniture can become lighter in the summer, so can the flowers of a pastel-coloured clematis, which can have its own special charm. You can easily avoid this fading, however, by placing the container in such a way that it is somewhat protected in the hottest midday sun, or you can take a shading cloth from a specialist shop that filters out some of the sunlight and place it over the container. A parasol under which you and your clematis can spend the hottest hours together is of course also an excellent idea. 

 

The best planter

 

As a typical climbing plant, which also comes from densely wooded regions, clematis likes cool feet. Every experienced gardener has probably heard this at least once. Some may have wondered how this is compatible with container planting. It gets along wonderfully, we say! Choose as large a container as possible for the plant pot, from 50 in diameter and depth, so that the clematis is always in relatively cool soil in the middle. The larger the container, the better, whereby the depth is almost even more important than the width. If you have the possibility, take a heavy clay pot, which heats up less than a plastic pot. Glazed ceramic pots or pure terracotta pots are a wonderful option for terraces, while a balcony gardener on the fifth floor might prefer a plastic pot, which might be better off in black rather than in terracotta (or purple, pink or blue, which is modern on the one hand and goes well with the mostly pastel clematis flowers on the other). 

 

Planting clematis: the best soil for the new flowering darling

 

We can't stress it enough:pPerennial potted plants absolutely need a high-quality potted plant soil! If only annual summer flowers were to be planted, a cheap soil would suffice for a few short summer months if necessary (to be found as potting soil or balcony flower soil in every supermarket, discount store and garden centre), but plants that are to grow for a long time in a pot need a structurally stable soil, which does not collapse in on itself, which does not compress after a few days, but which remains loose and fluffy for many months - even years - and gives the plant roots room to unfold, allows enough air to reach the soil so that it is and remains in the consistency of loose forest soil. This is achieved by adding perlite, vermiculite, expanded clay granulate or similar additives. They also contain a lot of organic material (clematis love humus-rich soil!) and nutrients for a healthy start to pot life. You can obtain these special potted soils from your trusted gardener on-site, in a good garden centre and of course from us, at Lubera. Our Fruitful Soil ‘No. 1’ fulfils all the conditions that potted plants can demand of their home. We know from experience that all the clematis we sell in containers would thrive in it. Another important tip when planting clematis for containers is this: you will do your new plant a great favour if you plant it a little deeper than it is in the delivery pot. If you plant the plant approx. 5 cm deeper, it is better protected against light frosts (because it rebuilds from the root ball in the spring) and can also recover better if, contrary to expectations, a clematis disease strikes. 

 

A pot of clematis loves company: what do I plant with it? 

 

Buying clematis can be the beginning of a splendid, lushly flowering summer container! All clematis LOVE companion plants because they shade their feet and keep the ground area a few degrees cooler in the hot summer. Annual summer flowers are best suited for planting underneath, as they do not develop such a strong root network as perennials, leaving the clematis roots plenty of room to spread and feel good. Depending on the location of the clematis in the pot, sun-hungry flowers such as geraniums (pelargonium), petunias and magic bells can be taken, which are also available in hanging varieties. These usually go better with the very low clematis because it would be a pity if tall, upright summer flowers were to hide the clematis. Lantana, hanging verbena, nemesia and scaevola also grow slightly overhanging and are a perfect match for our clematis planted in a container. If the clematis is in partial shade, you can choose from hanging fuchsias, hanging lobelias and hanging begonias.

Clematis fertiliser - a little fertiliser is necessary for the many flowers all summer long

Most of our most beautiful clematis for containers bloom almost the entire summer, so they need the appropriate nutrients for this tour de force. Good care also includes good fertiliser. We recommend that you add some slow-release fertiliser to the planting hole when planting and then add a little liquid fertiliser to the watering water once a week or every ten days from spring to midsummer. Pay attention to quality here too and get advice from the gardener or garden centre or simply have a look at our fertilisers ‘Fruitilizer Seasonal Fertiliser Plus’ and ‘Fruitilizer Instant Bloom’. These two are the perfect duo for almost everything that blooms. One thing applies to all fertilisers: always adhere to the dosage information on the packaging because over-fertilising does not help the plants, quite the contrary. 

 

Pruning

 

Pruning correctly so that clematis for containers stays low is very easy. The clematis of the English grower Raymond Evison from the Boulevard series are cut back to 15 centimetres above the ground in early spring (best in late February, early March). Simple, practical and easy to remember. 

 

Clematis for containers - winter protection yes or no?

 

All the clematis for containers offered here by Raymond Evison are winter-hardy in our region. Clematis for containers should nevertheless be protected a little. One thing in advance: all clematis are happy to have a light layer of mulch in the form of compost and a few fir branches to protect the roots in autumn. Compost is winter protection and care at the same time because the nutrients it contains ensure healthy growth again next spring. In very mild regions, this method is absolutely sufficient, but in colder regions, you should go further and follow a few more tips. The next step would be to put some additional breathable winter protection fleece around the foot of the young clematis. Then you should ideally place a potted plant like the clematis in a sheltered place in the winter, e.g. outside on a wind-protected side of the house or under a roof overhang. If you live in an extremely cold region, you must take care that the clematis pot does not freeze through completely. It is best to place it on a piece of polystyrene plate and wrap it in winter protection fleece or jute. If you wish, you can also overwinter the entire clematis container in a cool garage.

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