I just wanted to let you know my plants have arrived today as promised. I have unpacked them and they are wonderful, I am so pleased with them. They are much bigger than I expected and in tip-top condition. Thank you so much. I also think they are really excellent value for money – I buy most of my plants on-line (living in Cornwall the choices are a bit limited) and I had looked for Hydrangea seemannii at my usual on-line supplier but they were so expensive I was a bit put off. Ten pounds per plant more (!) Then I searched around and found you – your plants were considerably cheaper and larger so I was a bit worried they might fall short of the mark. But… absolutely no worries on that front. In fact I bought two seemannii from the other supplier earlier this year (I think they are a very ‘useful’ plant, particularly for someone who lives in a walled garden) so can do a direct comparison. Interestingly, they are smaller than yours now even though they have been in the ground and well cared for, for more than six summer months. Many thanks, excellent service and terrific plants – I will be back..!Debbie Frost
Clematis - Elsa Spath
About 'Elsa Spath' Clematis:'Elsa Spath' Clematis is widely thought to be one of the finest blue clematis ever developed. It is a stunning variety producing a profusion of large blue-purple flowers with beautiful paler violet bars and striking anthers, which fade from plum red to pale cream.
They flower continuously from late spring to early autumn, bringing a valuable shock of colour to the summer garden.
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Great for your garden:'Elsa Spath' prefers a nice sheltered position in sun or partial shade. It is a versatile clematis, and despite being pretty vigorous can still be planted in containers and so enjoyed in even the smallest of gardens.
It's a brilliant choice for growing up over a trellis or pergola, and can make a wonderful companion for other climbers such as roses. Due to its vigour it can be planted at the base of a small tree and trained to ramble through its branches, which can look really stunning.
It is such a strong performer in the garden that is has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
'Elsa Spath' Clematis characteristics.
Look out for:As with all clematis caterpillars, earwigs and aphids can sometimes be a problem. Hand pick where possible, and spray if necessary.
Trivia:'Elsa Spath' was introduced in 1891 by Franz Ludwig Spath.
The Spath family owned one of the worlds best known and prestigious nurseries of the 19th and 20th Centuries, situated in the Baumschulenweg district of Berlin. The nursery remained in the family until 1945 when Spaths son Helmut was very sadly executed by the Nazis for speaking out against the regime.
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