|Flowering Months||May - June & August - September|
|Spread & Height (feet)||6-8|
|Facing Aspect||North, South, East, West|
|Aspect||Any, Full Shade, Partial Shade, Sunny|
|Flower Diameter (Inches)||4-6|
|RHS Award Garden Merit||No|
|Suitable for pot growing||Yes|
|Category||Early Large Flowered|
An intense and striking flower that really has the 'Wow' factor! - Its blooms are very deep cerise, almost red with a hint of mauve mottling.
Like a show stopper? Look no further!
'Haru Ichiban' is the most intense and striking flower that has all the 'Wow' factor any garden could ask for!
I am rather fond of this clematis because it was given to us by our late friend Masako Takeuchi of Japan. Both she and her late husband Hiroshi were very kind to my parents when they visited Japan and both are recognised as talented hybridisers of clematis. Hiroshi bred another of our favourites 'Gojogawa' itself a super garden plant.
Haru Ichiban's bright cerise pink blooms can be almost red when they first open and have a wonderful mauve mottling along the centre of each petal leading to anthers of vibrant cerise pink.
You will get two flower periods from 'Haru Ichiban', the first in May and June for about 3-4 weeks it's good to prune the dead heads to encourage the second flowering in mid August until the end of September. Flowers are about 4-6 inches across.
A strong plant but with modest height of approx 6-8 feet means it can grow well either in your garden or in a large patio pot.