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Clematis 'Hagley Hybrid'

Genus: Clematis.

Species: Clematis jackmanii.

'Hagley Hybrid'
Common Name: Jackmanii Group clematis (Group 3)
(RHS advice says can be treated as either Group 2 or Group 3 for pruning).
Exposure: Partial shade
Hardiness: Hardy
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry
Height: 250cm
Spread: 90cm
Time to prune: February to March
Flowers: July - Sept

'Hagley Hybrid' gets its name from Hagley Hall where it was raised by Percy Picton. It is well-loved for its compact habit and free-flowering nature. Throughout summer, it is covered in rosy-mauve flowers which need to be given some shade to produce the best colouration.

As with all the late-flowering clematis, pruning is easy. Simply cut back the stems to a pair of strong buds 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground level before growth begins in early spring. This pruning technique makes late-flowering clematis useful for training into shrubs, trees and climbing roses as the clematis growth is removed each spring and so never becomes too much of a burden on its supporting plant.

Garden care: In early spring cut back the previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds about 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground-level and apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant, avoiding the immediate crown.

If the clematis has several stems, cut back to different heights so the new stems spread out further.

Goes well with Philadelphus.

* Gave 1 tsp Epsom salts to right hand container 27 June 2012, nothing to left hand container. See: and

Photos of this plant

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