TAIGA

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TAIGA

Product Description:

Clematis florida A show-stopping perennial vine for your landscape or large container, Taiga shows off for an extended summer bloom. Very flamboyant, 4 inch double flowers are vivid purple/blue with greenish-tinged, cream tipped, central petals. These relatively compact plants scramble up to 8 feet tall and 3 feet wide and provide a backdrop of bright green foliage to the blooms. Prune the vines down hard in the early spring. Hardy in zones 7-9.

Clematis plants ship in May in 3 ½ inch pots. Order early for best availability. Detailed planting information and growing instructions are included with each order, and may be obtained on our website. Available only in the contiguous US.
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Plant Spacing 3–4'
Plant height 8'
Hardiness Zone 7–9

Clematis florida


Initial Instructions
After unpacking, allow the plant a few days to gradually acclimate to its full exposure. Plant your clematis in an area with well-drained, not soggy soil that is enriched with humus. If you choose to keep your clematis in a container, plant it in a 1-gallon pot when you receive it filling the pot with standard potting mix. Taiga appreciates a minimum of ½ day of sun to full sun for best performance. The key to success with clematis is keeping their roots cool—head in the sun and feet in the shade! Underplanting with a ground cover plant (in the ground or in a pot) or mulching the soil well will keep the roots cool.

Cultivation
Taiga is a vigorous grower once established, and will benefit from a trellis, arbor, or fence to climb. As a deciduous vine, the plant will lose its leaves in the fall and can be cut back to a few inches from the ground in the spring when or before new growth appears. Keep the soil moist for the first year to establish the plant. If your plant is living in a container, you may want to increase the pot size in the fall as the plant outgrows its home. A final planter of 10-15 gallons should be sufficient for a full-sized Taiga. Fertilize your plant with Territorial’s Complete fertilizer (follow directions on the label). Deadheading the spent blooms early in the season will encourage more flowers.

Pests & Diseases
Clematis are generally not bothered by pests or disease

Soil Type
Adaptable to a wide range of soil as long as it is well drained and neutral pH.

Light Requirements
Full sun to part shade

Bloom Time
Summer