There are so many advantages to patio and terrace gardening; you have fragrance and color where you entertain, you can change your palette every season, and caring for your plants is a breeze. Clematis breeders have responded to popular demand for large flowering varieties on smaller stature plants with cultivars that were only found in gardener's dreams a few years ago. Raymond Evison, renowned clematis breeder from Guernsey, specializes in these small but mighty plants and Kitty and Sarah Elizabeth are two of the best in in his Boulevard tm series. Katharina is a European introduction rarely found in North America, that adds wavy-edged sepals and a lively red-anthered center to the mix. Try these in containers, or in a patio border with a smaller (4') tuteur or obelisk. One creative idea is to add to a window box – they make the perfect "spiller". Includes one each of Clematis 'Katharina', C. 'Kitty', and C. 'Sarah Elizabeth' EZ Pruning color = green
Clematis 'Katharina', 'Sarah Elizabeth', 'Kitty'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:30 - 84 inches
Spread:24 - 48 inches
Spacing:24 - 48 inches
Flowering Date:Lat Spring-Summer, may rebloom
Planting Instructions:Just below soil level, providing shade for roots by over planting with annuals or shallow rooted perennials
Winter Care:Mulch to protect from frost heave and to insulate from winter winds.
Pruning:In our EZ Pruning Guide, Sarah Elizabeth is in the YELLOW category blooming best on old wood, but can also bloom on new wood. Use caution when pruning to retain healthy stems from last season for best flowering. Kitty and Katharina are in the GREEN category, blooming on old and new wood, so prune as
Soil Requirement:Fertile, well-drained soil. Tolerates most soils after fertilization.
Watering Requirement:Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater