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Clematis 'Westerplatte'

'Westerplatte' Clematis

'Westerplatte' Clematis

Format

Exposure

  • Sun

Rusticity

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Bloom time

  • June
  • September

  • Climbing plant
  • Large single velvety red flowers
  • Spring flowering
  • Summer flowering
  • Climber that remains relatively small.

The Clematis 'Westerplatte' is a robust climbing vine, distinguished by its spectacular and abundant flowering. Its large single flowers, 10 to 15 cm in diameter, sport a deep and mesmerizing velvety red. The reddish stamens in the heart of each flower add a striking touch of contrast, further accentuating the beauty of this variety.

Spectacular Bloom:

  • From early summer until the first autumn frosts, the Clematis 'Westerplatte' offers an unforgettable floral spectacle.
  • Its velvety red flowers bloom generously along the entire length of the stems, creating a cascade of vibrant colors that will not fail to draw attention in your garden.

Robust and Easy to Grow:

  • This vigorous clematis grows quickly and can reach a height of 2 to 3 meters.
  • It prefers fertile, well-drained, and cool soil and appreciates a sunny or semi-shaded location.
  • Clematis 'The Vagabond' is relatively easy to cultivate and requires little maintenance.

Clematis 'Westerplatte' belongs to pruning group 2Clematis in group 2 flower on both the previous year's growth and the new shoots of the current year. Therefore, they require light pruning to encourage flowering.

  • Lightly prune the plant after the first flush of blooms (typically June or July) to remove spent flowers and encourage new growth.
  • Prune again in late winter or early spring (before new growth begins) to remove dead or damaged branches.

    Perfect for Beautifying Your Trellises, Pergolas, and Fences:

    • The Clematis 'Westerplatte' is ideal for garnishing trellises, pergolas, fences, and walls.
    • Its vigorous growth allows it to quickly cover large areas, creating a dense and colorful plant screen.
    • This climbing vine can also be grown in pots or planters, making it a perfect choice for balconies and terraces.

    Growing Tips:

    • Soil: Plant Clematis 'Westerplatte' in fertile, well-drained, and cool soil.
    • Exposure: Place it in a sunny or semi-shaded location.
    • Watering: Water regularly, especially during the first year of growth and in times of drought.
    • Pruning: Prune lightly after each flowering to stimulate regrowth and maintain a harmonious shape.
    • Wintering: Protect the base of the plant with a thick mulch in winter, especially in cold regions.

    Plant details

    Dimensions

    Spacing
    150 - 180 cm
    Spread
    150 - 180 cm
    Height
    150 - 180 cm
    Spacing
    60 - 72 in.
    Spread
    60 - 72 in.
    Height
    60 - 72 in.

    Characteristics

    Habit:

    • Climbing

    Flowering colours:

    • Red

    Plant needs

    Watering:

    • Allow to dry well between waterings

    Maintenance:

    • Maintenance pruning
    • Use of mulch to protect from winter

    Soil requirement:

    • Well-drained soil
    • Rich
    • Fresh

    Features

    Resistance:

    • Cold

    Attract:

    • Butterflies

    Use:

    • Wall
    • Trellis
    • Open ground
    • Potted
    • Flowerbed

    Attribute:

    • Double flowering plant

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