Clematis 'Warszawska Nike' Warsaw Night - Care and Cutting

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Clematis 'Warszawska Nike' Warsaw Night - Care and Cutting: night

Velvety, relatively large, dark red to purple shimmering flowers are the beguiling trademark of the Clematis 'Warszawska Nike' Warsaw Night. The climber reaches in optimal conditions in the garden a height of up to 3.5 meters and is extremely easy to clean. Flower lovers definitely get their money's worth with this Clematis hybrid in the summer - provided that they have the courage to make a strong pruning in autumn.


If you want to enjoy the Clematis 'Warszawska Nike' Warsaw Night, spend some time in the location search. The plant likes it basically sunny. A really sunny spot is therefore ideal for this clematis hybrid. In case of need, it can also handle half shadow or shadow relatively well. Incidentally, the root root must always be protected from the sun's rays by shrubs of the flat-rooted groundcover. More importantly, you can find a place for them to climb up. Although it also unfolds as a ground cover quite a certain appeal. But its full glory shows it only with a certain height. The so-called summer-green clematis, which include this Polish cross, work upwards by means of petioles. However, this only succeeds if a climbing aid is available. Of course, the "Warsaw Night" shines particularly effectively on the wall of a house or a shed. However, she also needs a climbing aid here. For example:
  • fences
  • wires
  • ropes
  • nets
  • obelisk
  • pergolas
  • Scaffolding
No matter which climbing aid you decide on, it should not have a diameter of more than three centimeters, so that the fine tendrils of the plant can actually meander around it. In a sunny spot the "Warszawska Nike" can easily reach a height of two meters or even top it. Even a maximum of 3.5 meters is not so rare.
Tip: Even an old tree can be used very well as a climbing aid by attaching to its trunk, for example, a fine network. The combination of tree trunk and clematis is even particularly appealing.


The Clematis 'Warszawska Nike' Warsaw Night is basically a very modest plant. This is also reflected in the demands she has on the ground. Basically, there are only two aspects to consider - it should be as humus rich and easy as possible. In case of need, she can handle creeper soils quite well. It is recommended, however, to mix the existing soil in advance with humus. By the way, it must always be ensured that the water drains well and that no waterlogging can form. In case of doubt, the laying of a drainage makes sense. It is also recommended that they always plant a little deeper than other climbing plants. It should be about a hand's breadth deeper. If several plants are placed side by side, the distance between them should be around 60 centimeters.


The Clematis 'Warszawska Nike' Warsaw Night does not need much care. If the location and the soil conditions are reasonably consistent with their requirements, they can largely be left to their own devices. Of course, regular watering is required in the garden. Waterlogging must be avoided at all costs. You should also make sure that the root feet are always well shaded. During flowering, the plant needs plenty of nutrients, which are best supplied by adding humus. Also useful is plant fertilizer, which is available from specialist retailers.


The key to all Clematis hybrids is always the cut. It has to be very different from species to species. In order to make it easier for gardeners and hobby gardeners, all clematis hybrids have been divided into so-called cutting groups. The intensity of the cut then depends on the respective group. The following applies:
  • Section 1: Easy cutting as needed
  • Section 2: Strong cut by half of the shoot length
  • Section 3: Very strong pruning

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The Clematis 'Warszawska Nike' Warsaw Night belongs to the section 3 and must therefore be cut back extremely strong. Each individual main drive should therefore be cut to 30 to 50 centimeters. Granted, that sounds radically and also requires some courage. It is worthwhile, however. The plant blooms in the summer exclusively on the new shoots - and an extreme pruning provides reliable for the training of many new shoots. The best time for this are the months of November and December. As cutting tools are either a sharp secateurs or a small tree saw. Important are clean blades. To refrain from the pruning is not advisable by the way.For one thing, then there is the danger that these clematis hybrids verkalte. On the other hand, it quickly becomes lazy.


The Clematis 'Warszawska Nike' Warsaw Night is not the only one to cut corners. Even at the temperatures, the plant arranges pronounced with degrees of freezing. Anyway, she can tolerate an average winter in our latitudes without problems outdoors. A temperature of up to minus 29 degrees Celsius, it withstands emergency. It is definitely frost or hardy.

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The Clematis 'Warszawska Nike' Warsaw Night can of course also be cultivated in a planter in the open air, on the terrace or on the balcony. In principle, the same conditions apply as for cultivation directly in the garden. In particular, it must be ensured that there is no waterlogging. In addition, the nutrient supply is of particular importance. Nutrient-rich substrate is therefore imperative. Similarly, the root feet must be protected from the sun. It is advisable in this context in mulberry keeping a mulching. And most important: Without climbing aid it does not work if the plant is to be able to develop its full splendor.


As already mentioned, the flowers of the Clematis 'Warszawska Nike' Warsaw Night are especially appealing. With a diameter of twelve to 14 centimeters, they are also extremely impressive. The plant generally flowers throughout the summer, ie during the months of June, July, August and September. From her can be easily obtained cut flowers for the vase. However, it is recommended to wear gloves when cutting and arranging. This clematis hybrid is slightly toxic and secretes a juice that can cause skin irritation.

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