Clematis viticella Astra Nova
Clematis viticella Astra Nova
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Clematis viticella 'Astra Nova'

A dramatic new clematis with dazzling, pinwheel blooms of striking purple and white.
  • A truly unique display, a wonderful and totally unique variety of clematis for your garden
  • Vivid violet petals, each with a bright white stripe down the centre
  • Semi-double blooms with a circle of short, wispy petals
  • Compact growing to 6ft or so, it's easily grown in a pot
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 7cm pot, ready to pot on or plant out

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Item: 550215
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A wonderful and totally unique variety of clematis for your garden, 'Astra Nova' has vivid violet petals, each with a bright white stripe down the centre, creating an eye-catching contrast.

From June to September clusters of semi-double blooms emerge, each with a circle of short, wispy petals surrounding the central ring of stamens creating a decadent effect.

A truly unique display, the flowers will attract pollinators into your garden, creating a wildlife haven.

Compact growing to 180cm (6ft) or so, it's easily grown in a pot and being easy to grow and maintain means that anyone can grow it, with or without a garden!

Supplied as an established plant in a 7cm pot, ready to pot on or plant out, we recommend planting Astra Nova near a support to help it scramble upwards.

What Is Supplied

Item 550215 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 7cm pot, ready to pot on or plant out. Plants will reach 180cm (6ft), flowering June to September.

Plant Care Information

Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

  • Plant with the crown of the plant 5-8cm deep to encourage new shoots to grow from below ground level.
  • Clematis like a cool ‘root run’ so try and plant so that the roots are shaded. If you are planting in a sunny position, place some pieces of slate or flat stones on the soil after planting or use groundcover plants to keep the roots cool.

Care Information

Planting your Clematis:

  • If planting by a wall or fence - the hole should be dug approx. 30cm (12in) away from its base.
  • If planting by a tree - plant about 2 feet (60cm) away from the trunk leaning the cane of the clematis towards the support.
  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill once the clematis is in place.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Plant with the crown of the plant 5-8cm deep to encourage new shoots to grow from below ground level.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling) and firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well

 

Aftercare advice for your clematis:

  • Feed in spring with a general-purpose feed, avoiding the stems. Mulch immediately afterwards with organic matter such as well-rotted manure, leaf mould or garden compost.
  • Water regularly during periods of dry weather in the first few seasons after planting, especially for container plants.
  • Clematis in pots should be given a liquid feed through the summer and early autumn.


 

Pruning Your Clematis:

  • A Viticella-type clematis, pruning couldn’t be easier: simply cut it back hard in spring to a pair of strong buds 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground level before regrowth begins.


Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
180 cm
100 cm
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