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Clematis – Pink Mink® – Clematis x

Garden Height
108 - 120
Spacing
72 - 78
Spread
72 - 78
Habit
Climbing
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Medium
Flower Colors
Pink
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Proven Winners
Now everyone can grow clematis! Easy to grow and lots of flowers, that's the hallmark of Szczepan Marczynski's breeding. Pink Mink™ hits the mark head on with an abundance of bright pink-on-pink blooms from early summer to early fall.

Features
Now everyone can grow clematis! Easy to grow and lots of flowers, that's the hallmark of Szczepan Marczynski's breeding. Pink Mink™ hits the mark head on with an abundance of bright pink-on-pink blooms from early summer to early fall.

Continuous Re-Bloom

Long Blooming

Vine

Maintenance Notes
Prune hard to 18" in late winter, and fertilize. This variety blooms on new wood, and so should be pruned in late winter. Leave at least two pairs of buds on each stem.

Uses Notes Specimen plant; trellis; mixed borders

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Blooms On New Wood

Bloom Time

Flower Form Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Specimen or Focal Point

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 100 - 150

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 62 - 66° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 58 - 62° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information
2 1/4" finishes to 1 gallon in 10-12 weeks, Quick Turn finishes to 2-3 gallon in 14-18 weeks.

Grower Tips
Grow plants cool early in the season to prevent top growth from outpacing root development, which complicates maintenance later. Lower fertility also helps with this issue. Should be grown in larger, rather than smaller, pots, with a bamboo trellis or similar structure placed in the soil. Use a light, fast-draining growing media.  Pinch/prune 2-3 times to encourage branching and minimize plants growing into each other. Plants benefit from manual training of vines onto support structure, which results is less maintenance and a more appealing plant at retail. Once flower buds have set, grow plants drier to prevent clematis wilt. Spray with thiophanate-methyl fungicide as a preventative. Top-dress with rice hulls or something similar to minimize weeds, algae, liverwort, etc., since leaf coverage of soil is minimal. Should be last plants to be moved outdoors. Potting a 2 ¼” liner directly to a 3 gallon can is not recommended. Additional notes on Happy Jack® Purple and 'Diamond Ball': One of the easiest varieties to ship in bud and bloom. Additional notes on 'Sweet Summer Love': Late bloom makes shipping flowering plants tricky. Being pot-bound seems to encourage blooming on this variety.