Clematis General Sikorski

This large–flowered Clematis adds dramatic color to the garden in late spring and again in early fall. Its dark lavender flowers and pale yellow centers are mostly semi–double during the first bloom period and single during the second bloom period. Extremely floriferous, it will add vertical interest and color to your garden. Because it produces blooms so vigorously, it does exceptionally well in patio containers, too. Following the bloom season, it produces fluffy seed heads that add easy autumn interest to any garden. Clematis ‘General Sikorski’
  • Botanical Name:

    Clematis ‘General Sikorski’

  • Sun Exposure:
    Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit:
    8 – 10 feet
  • Spread:
    36 – 48 inches
  • Spacing:
    36 – 48 inches
  • Hardiness Zone:
    4-8
  • Flowering Date:
    Late spring and early fall.
  • Planting Instructions:
    YELLOW group vining clematis (potted, dormant or bareroot) should be planted 2-4″ deeper than the current crown. This means you will plant roots,crown and come of the stem under the soil.
  • Winter Care:
    Apply a winter mulch, after the ground freezes, in areas where plants may heave from the ground due to alternate freezing and thawing temperatures. Remove most of the mulch in early spring, but keep 2-3″ to keep the ground moist and shaded.
  • Growth Rate:
    Moderate
  • Flower Color:
    Purple
  • Flower Form:
    The first flowers to bloom will be 5″, semi-double. The reblooming flowers, will likely be single.
  • Foliage Type:
    Medium green, simple palmate to pinnate leaves arranged alternately and opposite on the stems.
  • Pruning:
    In our EZ Pruning Guide, this variety is in the YELLOW category. It blooms best on old vines. Use caution when pruning to retain healthy stems from last season for best flowering.
  • Soil Requirement:
    Well-drained, fertile, moisture-retentive soil.