For best results, plant this drainage-loving Clematis in a gritty well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. If your soil is not freely draining, layer the planting hole with a couple of inches of horticultural grit from your garden centre before popping the plant in place. This cultivar grows well in containers or cool greenhouses and is generally disease-free, although it may be affected by Clematis Wilt. This is where the leaves suffer from brown spots and eventually die off. Generally, the problem is caused by root stress, to which Clematis plants are very susceptible. Protect them by planting them in deep soil, mulching the roots and keeping them well-watered.