Common Name : clematis 'Early Sensation'Type : ClimberHabit : ClimbingHeight : 2.5-4 metresSpread : 2.5-4 metresFlower colour : WhiteFlowering from : Aprilto MayFoliage : Semi-evergreenFoliage colour : GreenHardiness : H4
Hardy through most of the UK -10° to -5°
Sunlight : Full SunMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : AcidSeason of interest : Spring - SummerFragrant
Small, white, bowl-shaped, early spring flowers with contrasting greenish-cream centres and parsley-green leaves. This unusual, evergreen clematis makes a lovely conservatory plant. In mild areas it may also be grown against a sunny, south-facing, sheltered wall. Protect the tender, new shoots from marauding snails and late-frosts.
2020 – Fairly nice flowering at the beginning of April, not very abundant. OK mid-April.
2019- Not very strong after the winter. Flower buds in mid-March but withered stem tips. Starts flowering early April, but not very vigorous. Disappointing. Lovely fruit May-June.
2018- In bud late February. First flowers on April 19th. The stems having grown very much into the wisteria, I “brought them down” at the end of April. Seems a little tired in June. Removed a number of wilted stems.
2017 – Seems to have spent the winter and the frosts fairly well. A few leaves are toasted. In buds in February and March. In flower on April 8th. Very floriferous. Flowering finished on May 5th. The foliage does not look very beautiful. Lovely fruit in May-June. Fruits like “sheep” at the end of June to mid-July.
2016 – Planted to the left of the Pierre de Ronsard rose to furnish the trellis while waiting for the rose to grow back. In bloom on 1 May. Last flowers at the end of May. Lovely fruit in June. Fruits leave in “feathers” during July. New shoots not very vigorous at the beginning, a little better at the end of summer. Stems tended to be pruned during growth.