Fast growing Perennial Climbing Mile -a-minute pair offer - Clematis'Elizabeth' with vanilla scented flowers & Russian Vine with its beautiful pink-tinged white flowers.
Clematis 'Mile-A-Minute Elizabeth' with its scented delicately coloured pale pink flowers, and pale yelllow stamens, is great for covering sheds,pergolas,walls and for growing up trees for added enjoyment - throughout May, June and July this Clematis just looks sensational.
The scented pink flowers are paler in the middle and towards the base. The scent can range from vanilla to hot chocolate. Clematis 'Elizabeth' has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Clematis 'Elizabeth' is fully hardy and will even grow on a north facing wall. The leaves are an attractive dark green shade and dense hence its nick name 'the mile a minute clematis'. No pruning is required for this particular variety unless you wish to restrict the spread.
'Russian Vine' is a very hardy climbing plant that originates from South East Russia and Iran and belongs to the family Polygonaceae, and has picked up a few names along its journey. Russian Vine planted in the right position is a superb climber and it is no exageration, on a warm day in the main growing season you can watch it climbing. Russian Vine is deciduous and has very strong healthy looking foliage from spring to late autumn, so great for covering sheds, pergolas, walls, fences and screening from unsightly objects and neighbours! Russian Vine, can also be used for growing up trees for added enjoyment. In August and September Russian Vine is literally smothered with panicles of tiny, funnel-shaped, pink-tinged white flowers.
You can plant Russian Vine in any position and it will tolerate any soil type.
Size of plants supplied : 9cm pot grown and posted WITH pot so root system is protected
Height of plants supplied : from bottom of pot to top of foliage approx 25cm plus
Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: humus-rich, moist, well drained soil or multi-purpose compost and feed well
Growth rate: quick-growing, great covering foliage. One plant will cover 3m in height and 2m wide
Flowering period: 'Elizabeth' May, June and Rusian Vine August to September
Flower colour: 'Elizabeth' Scented pink shades and Russian Vine pink tinged white flowers
Hardiness: fully hardy
Other features: quick growing
PRUNING: Tidy and any weak stems remove end of Feb to mid March. For a detailed guide to planting and pruning view www.climbingplantsdirect.com and view the climbing plant care guide
FEEDING: we recommend "Clematis and Climbing Plant Feed" - normal strength diluted weekly from May to September
Wildlife: great source of nectar rich flowers later in the season.
1X Clematis Elizabeth and 1 x Russian Vine in 9cm Pots. Container grown Garden Ready Plant, so your climbing plant can be planted at any time of the year. Very good root system and will reward you year on year.
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