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Clematis, Pink Mink PPAF

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Repeat bloomer in candy pink.

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Masses of 3-4” candy pink blooms with vivid magenta stripes down the center and softly ruffled edges cover vigorous vines throughout the season for a striking display of vertical color. This repeat bloomer produces a full flush of flowers in early summer lasting for weeks, followed by repeat blooms until early fall. Use on a trellis, in borders, climbing over shrubs, and the flowers are great for cutting. Blooms on new wood, prune in late winter.
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Zone

4-9

Sun

Full Sun

Height

9-10 feet

Spread

6-7 feet

Bloom Season

Summer

Resistant To

Deer, Rabbit

Ornamental Use

Borders

Planting Time

Fall, Spring

Genus

Clematis

Life Cycle

Perennial

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  • Clematis may be grown from cuttings, planted in a container or planted into the ground.

    Cuttings:

    • Choose a location in full sun or part shade, in average but well drained soil. Clematis roots should always be cool and uniformly moist. Annuals or perennials may be planted to shade the roots, or use an organic mulch. Avoid heavy clay soils.
    • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12, inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
    • The addition of organic matter (leaf mold, compost, well-rotted manure) benefits all gardens and is essential in recently constructed neighborhoods.
    • Dig a hole deep and wide enough to accommodate the bare root.
    • Set the plant such that the crown is at or just slightly below the ground level. Allow roots to fan out from the crown at around a 45 degree angle. Roots should spread out separately, like stretched fingers, from the crown, and not bunch up. It may be helpful to build a cone-shaped mound of soil in the bottom of the hole and spread the roots around it. It is important to set the roots such that the crown is roughly level with the ground.
    • Cover the roots with soil and tamp down firmly to get rid of air pockets. Fill the soil to just below the crown, where the top growth and leaves will emerge. Make sure all the roots under the crown are in good contact with the soil.
    • Water well to fully saturate the roots and soil.
    • Wait until new growth starts to appear before applying a layer of mulch.

    Planting Potted Plants:

    • Choose a location in full sun or part shade, in average but well drained soil. Clematis roots should always be cool and uniformly moist. Annuals or perennials may be planted to shade the roots, or use an organic mulch. Avoid heavy clay soils.
    • Prepare the bed by turning the soil under to a depth of 6-12, inches removing any debris, and lightly raking as level as possible.
    • The addition of organic matter (leaf mold, compost, well-rotted manure) benefits all gardens and is essential in recently constructed neighborhoods.
    • Plant on a cloudy day or in late afternoon to reduce transplant shock.
    • Dig a hole for each plant large enough to amply accommodate the root ball.
    • Unpot the plant and gently loosen the root ball with your hands to encourage good root growth.
    • Place the top of the root ball even with the level of the surrounding soil. Fill with soil to the top of the root ball. Press soil down firmly with your hand.
    • Use the plant tag as a location marker.
    • Thoroughly water and apply a light mulch layer on top of the soil (1-2 inches) to conserve water and reduce weeds.

    How to Grow

    • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their germination.
    • Mulches also help retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For perennials, an organic mulch of aged bark or shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time.  Always keep mulches off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
    • Careful watering is essential in getting perennials off to a good start. Water thoroughly at least once a week to help new roots grow down deeply. Soil should be damp at about 1 inch below the soil surface. You can check this by sticking your finger in the soil. Water early in the morning to give all leaves enough time to dry.  One inch of rain or watering per week is recommended for most perennial plants. You can check to see if you need to add water by using a rain gauge.
    • Until plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be necessary.  Good air movement is also important.
    • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer such as Garden-tone, as higher rates may encourage root rots.
    • You can always check to see which class your variety belongs to for pruning instructions. In general, vigorous species and early-flowering hybrids do not require pruning, just remove tangled growth. Large-flowered hybrids blooming in early summer on the previous season’s growth can be pruned lightly in the dormant season for structure. Late-flowering hybrids which bloom on current season’s growth can be pruned back to a pair of buds in the dormant season.
    • Do not divide clematis. If you would like to propagate plants, you can take cuttings in early summer. Choose half-wood cuttings, just before they turn to brown wood. Use a rooting hormone, keep them in high humidity and out of direct light. They may take 1-2 months to grow roots.

    Growing Tips

    • The seed pods of clematis are very attractive and may be used in flower arranging. The flowers are great for cutting.
    • Many varieties are vigorous vines and should be trained to climb a trellis, fence, arbor, wall, porch or lamppost.
    • They are also very effective planted to sprawl over and through large shrubs.
    • Clematis can be used for height and a good architectural framework for small gardens.
  • Zone
    4-9
    Sun
    Full Sun
    Height
    9-10 feet
    Spread
    6-7 feet
    Bloom Season
    Summer
    Resistant To
    Deer, Rabbit
    Ornamental Use
    Borders
    Planting Time
    Fall, Spring
    Genus
    Clematis
    Life Cycle
    Perennial