If you just started the breeding of plants, and you already want something beautiful and blooming – look at Clematis “Arabella”. At first glance, it may seem that this liana is rather capricious, but if you follow the advice of experienced gardeners and comply with all the rules of agrotechnology, this plant has every chance of becoming the most spectacular element of your landscape design.
Description of varieties
Clematis “Arabella” was first introduced in the UK and the beginning of the 90s. last century known english breeder b. Fretelloma. His name he received his name in honor of the daughter of Aristocrats Herchel.
Keep in mind, science is known another type of Clematis Arabella, derived in XIV in. This plant had snow-white flowers, however, in our time it is considered long-lost for flower growing.
Lomonos Arabella, which will be discussed in our article, is interesting because he does not tend to cling to supports, as the overwhelming majority of Lian and Binds known to us.
This Clematis is a solid-color Lomonos, and in fact, leafy plates from representatives of this variety are not dissected and slightly publisted. This suggests that the material of woolly clematis was used during the selection.
Bushes of this Lomonos have densely increasing the shoots of the right hemispherical shape, however, they are absolutely not adapted to cling to supports, because when cultivating Clematis “Arabella” need to tie branches by analogy with plenty roses. This unusual feature of Clematis allows you to use them as soil workers.
The length of each flower escape varies from 1.5 to 2 m, but if they grow in a horizontal plane, then fixing shooting to the soil, you can achieve lengths up to 2.5-3 meters.
Flowers “Arabella” forms only on young shoots. At the very beginning of the dissolution, they have a deep purple-blue shade, but as color is blurred and becomes more pale, bluish with a unobtrusive lilac. Arabella is a large-flowered plant, the size of the flower is 8-9 cm, each has 4-8 elongated oval petals, When opening, they look up. Beige’s anthers and stamens, but they can become pale yellow.
Blooming it begins early – in areas with a warm climate in early June. Like most Clematis, this grade blooms for quite a long time, as a rule, until September – the beginning of October. In the period of tightening rains, the bush often disintegrates and it looks unprepacent for some time, but then pretty quickly gives young shoots and his bloom continues.
“Arabella” belongs to Lomonosa for beginners, as it “forgives” small mistakes “forgives” with his owners, for which more expensive varieties will react with a sharp deterioration of their decorativeness. Correctly completed landing of this plant will become a key factor affecting the abundant flowering and life expectancy of the bush.
Like all other representatives of this culture, “Arabella” Prefers sunny places, Although in light fellow, the plant can successfully develop. Due to the peculiarities of growth, this flower can be planted Next to the vertical support or as an ampel plant in Kashpo, But in any case, he will need a good drainage that will prevent stagnation of water. It’s no secret that Excessive humidity often causes problems with Lomonos and even leads to their fast death.
If you have purchased a seedling with an earthen room, you can land it at any time for the warm season. If you are dealing with rooted cuttings, you will first have to fight them in a separate vessel so that you can subsequently cut the walls without damaging the roots.
Plants with an open root system should be planted late spring or at the very beginning of autumn. In the first 3-4 weeks after planting, the plant will require a slight dimming and maintenance of land in a moistened state up to the final rooting.
Do not purchase seedlings with whitish elongated shoots – they will be sick and with a large share of probability do not fit.
Saplings with a closed root system and sprouts of juicy green color can only be chosen if, If you have the opportunity to put them within 7-10 days.
Otherwise, you will have to find a vessel for temporary stay. If you buy Clematis with open roots, pay attention to the fact that it should be placed not only by young processes with a length of 40-50 cm, but also a couple-triple sleeping kidney.
“Arabella” can grow on all types of soil. It should not have a stagnation of moisture, But there must be the necessary nutrients. At the bottom of the prepared landing point, it is necessary to lay out the clamzite, rubble or pebble with a layer of 15-25 cm, and then flood the earth with the addition of wood ash, as well as humid and superphosphate.
If you grow Clematis in Kashpo, the drainage layer will also need, But it may be less – 7-12 cm. As a substrate, it is possible to use conventional gardening ground mixed with humus. Keep in mind that even in the volume suspended Kashpo Clematis will not be able to live longer than 3-4 years, sooner or later you will have to transplant it to the ground or share it.
When planting a sapling, it is important that the root neck is blown by 5-10 cm. In the cold regions for the flower, the powerful layer of mulch of organic origin will be required.
If you plan to use the vertical support for your Liana, it is advisable to wear it to landing, otherwise you can damage the roots of Arabella.
In order for the plant to grow well and evolve, it will need high-quality care. Once in 5-7 days you need to water Clematis. If summer is too roast, then the amount of irrigation should be increased.
Starting from the second year, Lomonosu will require a feeding. Complex comprehensive compositions are best for this. Fertilizers need to be made every 2 weeks.
The root system of Lomonosov extremely negatively reacts to dryness and heat, so to maintain the optimal level of moisture and temperature regime, the plants will need mulching. After irrigation, it is necessary to cover the layer of the earth around the bush straw, sawdust, crushed bark of coniferous trees or compost.
Fighting diseases and pests
Clematis – Pretty lifest plants that oppose most diseases and pests of blooming cultures. But with them there may be a problem. In the early stages of Lomonos disease, you can save, so it is extremely important to know with what infections this plant may face and how to deal with them.
- High efficiency in combating with sulfur gnill Exhibits “Fundazol”. Most often with this problem, Lomonos faces rainy weather.
- Ascohitosis manifests itself by the appearance of brown spots and holes on the sheet plates. In order to stop the dissemination of this disease, it is produced by the processing of a bush with copper vigorous.
- With lesion Muced dew Helps soda calcined. If you do not start resuscitation in time, Clematis may die for days.
- Rust Quickly leave if a spraying of a 2% burglar fluid solution.
How to prepare for winter?
Clematis of all kinds are pretty well tolerated cold and tightening winters, however, it will be worth up to prepare your pet to winter.
Lomonos “Arabella” refers to the third group of trimming, it means that Immediately after flowering, Liana must be cut off almost under the root. Pruning is performed in autumn, leaving only small hemps at 15-20 cm long. They should be located at least 3-4 kidneys.
On the eve of winter, you just need to cover the remaining parts of the bush and the rolling circle with a diameter of about half a meter by a compost, by humus or another type of mulch.
If harsh winters are expected, then you can additionally build a frame of boards and tighten it with a layer of agrovolock or rubberoid – in this case your plant will be protected from critical low temperatures and their drops.
“Arabella” refers to Clematis, which breed exclusively vegetatively – Any attempt to grow Lomonos from the seed gives the result, very far from the maternal variety.
The simplest and most affordable way is considered Shining, However, Arabella’s processes are usually accelerated for a very long time, so it is best to resort to reproduction. Stems are often sprinkled on the ground, so it does not represent any difficulty to jump them and pin to the substrate. After some time, the roots appear in the place of contact with the ground – then you can cut off the branch and replant the seedling for a permanent place.
Another available method of breeding Clematis – the division of the bush, But in this case you will not be able to get a lot of landing material right away.
Experienced flowers are often used by vaccination, but for beginners, this method is too complicated.
Beautiful examples in landscape design
Long and abundant flowering of Clematis allows you to successfully use them in landscape design.
Lomonos “Arabella” looks effectively as a soil plate, so it is often planted for decoration of slatakers, rocaries and flower.
With the decoration of the household plot, Clematis “Arabella” usually use the entire length of escape, growing a lian on a vertical support. It is only necessary to periodically tie the plant. Any material can be used as a support. Articles, gazebos and fences in the frame of this beautiful flower especially spectacularly look.
Clematis look harmoniously in combination with perennials of a short period of flowering, his shoots penetrate the bush and seem to fill it with its decorative colors. It is very popular for a pink bushes.
Invariably luxuriously looks at “Arabella” in tandem with conifers.
Lomonos of this variety is often used to decorate balconies and mansard in the form of ampel culture.
About the features of landing and rooting of the brackets of Clematis See further.