Clematis Romantika

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Check out our Blog post - Resplendent Romantika
Clematis Romantika has sumptuous dark purple flowers that are almost black when first open and their crown of pale yellow stamens make a wonderful contrast. It looks fabulous clambering through our Philadelphus (Mock Orange).

Stock Status: Sold Out

Check out our Blog post - Resplendent Romantika
Clematis Romantika has sumptuous dark purple flowers that are almost black when first open and their crown of pale yellow stamens make a wonderful contrast. It looks fabulous clambering through our Philadelphus (Mock Orange).

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The flowers of Clematis 'Romantika' mature as they age, starting out as almost black in colour when first opening, maturing to the darkest deep purple. In the centre a crown of stunning bright yellow to cream anthers make it stand out very nicely, whether growing on an obelisk, or trellis, or at the back of a garden border.

'Romantika' is just one of many superb clematis bred by Uno Kivistik of Estonia. Raised in 1983 as a seedling it was not available to many gardeners until the 'Iron Curtain' was lifted in 1989 and trade with the Eastern European nations became easier. 'Romantika' is classed as a Jackmanii clematis and displays many of the Jackmanii characteristics, of strong growth and fast growth rate, very dark flower colour and long flowering season.

In our experience 'Romantika' is best grown as a companion plant, a habitat in which it thrives. Our plant at Thorncroft grew through a philadelphus (Mock Orange) and looked superb from early summer to autumn.

Pruning is best carried out in the mid spring each year, cutting all the stems down to around 12-18 inches from the soil, just above a new shoot. If you like to tidy the garden for winter, you can prune it back to around 3 feet in the late autumn once it is dormant to tidy it up, but avoid cutting it too short particularly in harsher climates. During a growing year you will get around 6-8 feet of growth and a long period of flower from June to September.

Cultivation Advice.

These clematis prefer a good quality soil with high nutrient levels and a soil which is moist but free-draining. Improve planting holes with at least 2 forkfuls of well rotted manure or garden compost and if you don't have these use a 'Soil Improver' compost. The improvement material added should be placed under the root of the plant not around it. This encourages the roots to grow downwards and remain deep and cool during summer.There is no need to deadhead these clematis, however if they appear to have finished flowering earlier than you expected, there is no harm in giving them a light trim to encourage new growth and a secondary flowering late in the autumn.

Specifications
  • Plant Size:
    Plants will usually be about 45-90cm tall on delivery, this can vary depending on the time of year and variety chosen. They are grown in 3 litre containers and are 2 years Old.
  • Aspect:
    Sun to Part Shade
  • Facing Aspect:
    South,East,West
  • Flowering Months:
    July - September
  • Average Flower Size (Inches):
    4.5
  • Average Height (Feet):
    6.5
  • Pruning:
    Hard in Feb/March (Group 3)
  • Soil Type:
    Moist but Good Drainage
  • Hardiness Zone:
    H6 - Hardy - Very Cold Winter (-20C to -15C)
  • Suitable for Containers:
    Yes
  • Awards:
    No
  • Scented:
    No
  • Habit:
    Deciduous Climber
  • Group:
    Mid-Summer To Autumn
  • Colour:
    Purple
  • Weight:
    1.5kg
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