Barbara Jackman Clematis is a vigorous deciduous clematis growing to around 2.5 meters. It produces masses of large mauve-blue flowers with striking crimson bars to their petals. The flowers have prominent central anthers of palest creamy yellow. They bloom right through late spring and early summer.
A fantastic popular clematis that couldnÂ’t be simpler to grow!
Barbara Jackman is happiest planted in a sunny, sheltered spot but one where its roots can be kept cool and moist in the shade. Like many clematis, high light levels matter more than direct sunlight.
It looks fantastic when trained on a wall, or up a pergola where it can ramble through other later flowering plants such as climbing roses.
Caterpillars, earwigs and aphids may be a problem. Remove by hand where possible, or spray for bad infestations.
The Jackman family are one of the best known names in the history of Clematis breeding. Operating over a huge time span from 1763-1967 from their nursery in Surrey, they bred countless Clematis cultivars and were particularly well known for introducing the larger flowered Clematis, such as Barbara Jackman which was named after Rowland Jackman owner of the eponymous firm in 1947.
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By Julian de Bosdari