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Duchess of Edinburg- Clematis – Also called “Queen of the Garden”




This is a large flowering hybrid plant. It is also called “Queen of Garden”. It can grow up to a height of 8-12′ (2.5-3.5m), (6 to 10 feet). The flower blooms in May, June and September. The vine can spread one meter wide. The flowers are 4-6″(10-15cm) in size. They are double flowers, large, rosette-like of creamy white and white-green shaded color with several rows of green outer petals. The flowers are unusual in coloration and in shape. On new growth, single flowers are produced, that is in summer.
These are Hardy vines that grow up to a length 8-12 feet. These vines are ideal for trellis, porch, arbor, lamp post, walls, arbors and pergolas. It is suitable for containers. Since the flowers are white in color, a dark background will make it an effective decoration.
This plant grows well in sunny areas. The soil should be well-drained. It is better to keep roots mulched or shaded. They grow in Zones 4-8. The plant is poisonous if ingested and can cause skin allergies and irritations.

Growing conditions of Duchess of Edinburg- Clematis
• This climber grows well in full sun.
• It needs moist and humus rich soil.
• It needs fertile and well drained soil.
• It grows in Hardy zones.
• During planting Space the plants to 24″-36″ apart.
• Clematis will bloom in the spring to early fall.
• A trellis, fencing or posts are required as this is a vine and needs support.
• Since the roots are shallow it needs to be shaded by growing other flowers around the base of the vine.
• Keep the soil moist, but not wet.

Caring for Duchess of Edinburg- Clematis
• This climber grows well in full sun.
• It needs moist and humus rich soil.
• It needs fertile and well drained soil.
• The use of mulch should be avoided as Clematis can suffer from wilt and fungus diseases present in decomposing mulch.
• The most devastating condition of clematis is a fungal stem rot and leaf spot caused by the fungus Ascochyta clematidina and commonly called “wilt.” Hence needs full care.
• Add an all purpose fertilizer once a month such as Osmocote and in early spring.
• Clematis is rarely affected by insect problems.
• Use an insecticide as needed.
• Use fungicides if plant wilts and fungus disease occurs.
• Keep the soil moist, but not wet as overwatering can cause disease and wilting of the plant.
• Cut back all growth to a strong bud in spring immediately after the plant has flowered.
• In cold weather, some protection is required.





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