Clematis Niobe: description of the variety
Clematis (clematis) - a curling perennialplant of the family of buttercup. At present, this remarkable flower acquires among the florists ever increasing popularity. Now it can be found in almost every garden, because the plant is exceptionally beautiful, rather unpretentious, does not require special care. Clematis flowers can have a variety of shapes and colors. Such a winding liana is well suited for vertical gardening of arbors, walls, arches, decorative lattices, tree trunks and bushes. It is often grown on terraces and balconies, in large containers.
Clematis Niobe: description
Abundantly flowering large-flowered early variety,very popular all over the world. The height of the plant is 2-2.5 m, width 0.6-1 m. The flowers are dark red, at the beginning of flowering almost black, velvet with yellow stamens. Their diameter is 12-17 cm. The first flowering occurs in May and lasts until July (on the last year's shoots), repeated (after pruning) - from August to September. Clematis Niobe has dark green, complex, feathery leaves. The bush is compact enough. The plant is undemanding to the conditions of illumination, it is resistant to diseases (practically does not get sick). Clematis Niobe is not fastidious to the composition of the soil, has excellent resistance to drought, heat and at the same time perfectly tolerates low temperatures. It grows very fast, does not require much space, blossoms long enough.
For prolonged and abundant floweringchoose a place protected from the wind. Clematis Niobe grows well on permeable, loose, fertile soils. The planting of seedlings is best carried out at the end of May. They are planted from neighboring plants at a distance of 50-80 cm. To do this, dig a pit 50x50x50 cm, to the bottom of which drainage is laid (gravel, gravel), then 2-3 buckets of compost or humus, 1 bucket of peat and sand, superphosphate (100-150 g). The saplings are buried in the soil for 5-10 cm. The earth around the plant is slightly rammed, abundantly watered and mulched.
For good development and abundant floweringClematis supports are of considerable importance. They should not only be practical and convenient for plants, but also beautiful. The supporting structure is made of galvanized pipes, the diameter of which is 3/4 inches. They are well combined with impregnated with drying oil or stain wooden grilles, stretched kapron mesh. Lianas cling to them and climb up.