Clematis Multi Blue belongs to the early large-flowered varieties. His homeland is Holland. Clematis Multi Blue was bred in 1983 and has since spread widely throughout the world. Suitable for cultivation in open field, garden containers, on the balcony. Often used in landscape design.
Description of the Clematis variety Multi Blue
Clematis Multi Blue Photo
Multi Blue bushes grow up to 2-3 meters, in a container their height reaches 20 cm. Growth is moderate, not very fast. The root system is well developed, superficial, but dense with an abundance of lateral roots. The shoots are thin, lianovidnye, green-brown, tenacious. Foliage falling down. The leaves are dark green, oppositely arranged, elongated in shape.
Interesting!Interesting! Under proper conditions, Clematis of the Muli Blue variety grows in one place for 15-20 years, decorating natural and artificial fences with large, beautiful flowers and green foliage.
Flowering lasts from May to August. The buds are tied both on last year's wagons and on a young vine. The flowers are purple-blue, the color is not always uniform, within the bud can sometimes brighten to pale pink. The buds are large, with a diameter of 15-18 cm, always terry, less often semi-double (depending on the genetic variation inside the variety). The extreme petals are pointed, large, the middle is densely filled with small petals.
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Reproduction of clematis Multi Blue is carried out by dividing the bush, seedlings or seeds. But to get all the qualities of the mother plant, it is worth choosing breeding by layering from a flowering adult plant. Planting time - from spring to early autumn.
Important!Important! When grown from seed, cultures do not always inherit signs of the mother plant. For example, it may not be possible to see the terry of flowers or their size.
Landing is carried out on a sunny plot. The penumbra is possible. It is very important that the plant is protected from the wind by a natural fence 1.5-2.5 meters high. This type of clematis is often planted near fences, walls, trellises, arbors. Culture can climb up not only on artificial fences, but also on trees, stone barriers.
The earth should not be damp or heavy so that the water does not stagnate. If the ground is bad, you can make the ground yourself and just fall asleep in the pit for planting - this will positively affect the development of the root system. Usually for this plant is a mixture of equal parts of humus and garden soil.
Interesting!Interesting! For an adult clematis, the soil type does not play a big role, but here's a small Multi Blue that requires a more gentle, nutrient medium.
Plant sprouts in pits measuring 60x60x60 cm. A distance of 1.5 meters is observed between individual bushes so that the plants have room to grow. Drainage is placed at the bottom of the pit. To do this, suitable pebbles, shards or expanded clay. A part of the fertile land prepared in advance is poured by a mound on the bottom of the pit. Clematis is put on this hill, the roots are straightened and covered with the same fertile soil. Radical kidneys are important to deepen. After planting, the plant is watered and mulch the earth around sawdust or chopped wood bark.
Watering Clematis Multi Blue Photo
This is not to say that caring for clematis Multi Blue delivers many problems. For abundant flowering and active growth you need to follow only the most important rules.
Watering is carried out regular, abundant, but not frequent, so that the water does not stagnate. Earth to a depth of 5 cm should not dry out!
In the period of active growth is to make nitrogen fertilizer for flowers (can be purchased at the store). And during flowering potash phosphate fertilizers are necessary for a plant.
Clematis does not like heat, especially its roots. In hot summer, it is extremely important to mulch the earth to keep the roots from the heat. Mulching is carried out with any light material (white agrofibre, straw, sawdust), because the dark color only attracts the sun's rays.
Because of its height, the plant needs support. It can be installed during planting or after it - as convenient gardener.
Important!Important! In the southern and temperate climates, it is not necessary to cover Clematis Multi Blue for the winter.
In the fall, the shoots are pruned to 100-120 cm. It is advisable to remove them from the support and turn them into a ring. Spruce branches are laid under a bush and twisted ring of lianas on them. Above the bush is covered with spruce branches, sawdust or simple sacking to protect from frost. A non-woven material is placed on top and fastened so as not to be blown away by the wind. In the spring, the shelter is dismantled, and the vine is attached to the support.
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Trimming Clematis Multi Blue Photo
For clematis, pruning is very important if the florist wants to admire beautiful flowers from year to year. Pruning is carried out weakly, to a height of 75 cm. It is usually done in spring, during the swelling of the kidneys. In total, there are three groups of lianas, the first - the lashes are left uncircumcised, the second group is shortened by half, the third - completely to the ground, for the Clematis Multi Blue, the second pruning group is suitable.
Interesting!Interesting! It should be understood that the shorter the vines are cut, the fewer the flowers will be, and the buds will be larger than when there are many flowers. So in this case, each grower can choose what is more important to him.
In the summer of sanitary pruning, which stimulates re-flowering. In order for the root system to develop, it is necessary to pinch shoots from time to time. Pinching is carried out in the fall. Shoots are cut to the first bud. This allows you to stimulate the development of roots and new shoots.
When the buds bloom, regardless of whether the clematis Multi Blue blooms for the first or second time, you need to remove them. Withered flowers not only spoil the appearance of the culture, but can also lead to the development of diseases, rot on the plant.
Clematis Multi Blue Reviews
Clematis Multi Blue Photo
Clematis variety Multi Blue - amazingly beautiful plant that literally wins the hearts of gardeners.
Evgeniya Sitseva: "I love clematis. I have been growing Multi Multi Blue for 5 years. A very beautiful view. Flowers literally hit when they bloom - big, bright, but at the same time delicate - ideal for decorating a fence."
Maria Zolotko: "Clematis is my weakness. There are a lot of foreign varieties on my site. I bought a Multi Blue the year before last. I planted it near the hedge. The plant has grown a lot over the year. The flowering was amazing - the neighbors are jealous!".
Irina Mazur: “I don’t really like climbing plants, but after the arbor had been built, it was necessary to decide which plant would curl over it. The choice fell on Clematis Multi Blue because of the color of the buds. to decorate any kind of hedge. "