Clematis are distinguished by a variety of colors and flower shapes. A large number of varieties have primrose, almond or jasmine aromas. If you choose the types of clematis, then they will bloom in the garden throughout the season. Clematis Kakio, popular with lovers of decorative vines, is the very first to bloom. The variety is distinguished by its beauty and riot of colors for a long time.
Stylish support, which is combined with amazingly beautiful clematis, rising to great heights, decorates the garden area, gazebo, pergola, and also creates a kind of comfort for them.
Clematis Kakio: variety description
Clematis Kakio: photo of the variety
Clematis Kakio blooms early, Japanese selection. Budding begins from mid-May to the first summer days, the plant blooms again in early September. The flowers of the variety are rich and have a strong aroma. The color change takes place depending on the growing area: from light pink to dark red and a little lighter towards the central part. The stamens are large and yellow in color. The width of the flower is 20 cm, the number of petals is 6-8 pieces.
The stems of clematis Kakio are in the form of vines, reaching up to 3 m in length. The vines cling to any supports with the help of leaf stalks. They can climb a tree trunk or a bush branch, wriggling decoratively.
The leaves are matte, painted in a rich green color, trifoliate and opposite.
The root system is soft, long, 2 m in diameter.
Clematis Kakyo like to grow in places that are well lit by the sun or in a light shade, but the plants cannot stand the scorching rays of the sun. Bushes are grown on the loggia, terrace, balcony in containers.
The soil should be slightly alkaline or slightly acidic, fertile and lightweight. Sandy loam or loamy soils fertilized with humus are suitable.
In terms of frost resistance, Clematis Kakio belongs to the 4-9 zone. Possesses tolerance to low temperature conditions up to -34 degrees, if you create a shelter in the winter season.
Clematis Kakio: trimming group
Clematis Kakio: photo
The flowering of clematis Kakio will be longer and more active with the correct pruning procedure. The type of pruning depends on the characteristics, morphology, plant life, budding and flowering period. Clematis Kakio belongs to the second category of circumcision. On these plants, the opening of the first flowers occurs on the shoots that have wintered, next time the flowers appear on the young growth of the first year.
Since the plant blooms in 2 stages, this means that the plant is pruned in the first summer days and in the autumn season. When pruning for the first time, shoots are cut from last year, after they have faded. In the autumn season, after the first frost has come, the shoots of this season are shortened. If you want clematis to bloom earlier, the shoots are shortened by ¼. If the bush is dense, then the shoots are cut out completely.
Clematis Kakio: planting and care
For clematis Kakio to develop successfully, it must be planted in a sunny place that is protected from drafts. It is good if in the daytime the site is slightly in partial shade. The soil should be drained, there should be no stagnation of water. Professionals advise planting clematis on a small hill. This allows the root system to not rot. Do not let the water from the roof get onto the leaves.
Kakio clematis can be planted in the autumn or spring season.In summer, it can also be planted, provided that the seedling is in the container.
The best planting option in the spring season is the last days of April and the first days of May. If the root system is dry, it must be placed in water for 3-4 hours. After the roots have swollen, the plant can be planted. To do this, a landing pit is dug with dimensions of 60x60x60 cm. The 15 cmth layer of drainage is laid, which contains perlite, broken brick. Next, peat (bucket), compost fertilizer (3 buckets), sand, superphosphate (150 grams), dolomite flour (300 grams) are added to the hole. The mixture is stirred. The earth is poured in the form of a hill. A seedling is placed on the mound. The root collar is deepened by 10 cm. The planting hole is filled by 10 cm to the very edges. Then watering is carried out with lukewarm water. Further, the soil is mulched with peat. The support is installed. During the summer season, the pit is gradually filled with earth to the end.
When planting Kakio Clematis in bulk, maintain a 1 m spacing between the plants.
In the south, you can plant clematis in the fall. By this time, the plant should have developed vegetative buds. The planting pit is filled with earth, the soil and seedling are covered in large quantities with leaves and covered with agrofibre.
In the future, you need to take care of the plants as follows: cut them off in time, water in the summer, loosen, remove weeds, mulch and feed.
Watering should be done 1 time / 7 days, more often in hot weather. One bush requires 20 liters of water.
When clematis grows, it needs nitrogen-containing fertilizing, during the budding period - potassium, after the flower has faded - phosphorus.
Preparing Clematis Kakio for the winter season
Clematis Kakio: photo of the variety
The clematis variety Kakio is tolerant of small frosts, but it still needs to be sheltered for the winter season. In the last October days or the first November, after the plant is cut off, it is covered with a soil layer of 15 cm, make sure that the root collar is completely covered. The lianas are carefully removed from the support and placed on pre-laid boards. All this is closed on top with spruce branches or a box made of wood and in fiber. In the winter season, the bushes are covered with a snowdrift.
In the spring season, the shelter is removed gradually for clematis to get used to the bright sun in order to avoid burns.
Clematis Kakio: reproduction
Professionals advise to propagate clematis Kakio in 4 ways.
- Division of the bush. A pruner, knife or shovel is taken, then the side of the root system is cut off and planted as usual.
- Layers. Shoots with powerful buds are pressed to the ground, fixed with brackets, and covered with soil. You can transplant to a permanent one for the next season.
- Cuttings. The cut pieces of shoots are rooted in the water or in the ground in the greenhouse.
- Graft. Used on rare occasions.
Reproduction generatively is not suitable for clematis with large flowers, because this method will not preserve varietal maternal characteristics.
Diseases and harmful insects of Clematis Kakio
Clematis Kakio: photo of the variety
The main diseases of the Kakio variety clematis and their signs:
- Withering. Fungal infection, because of it, the vines dry out, if not treated, the plant will die.
- Gray rot. Its development takes place in the rains. Signs: brown spots, spores, gray mycelium.
- Powdery mildew. Fungal disease. Signs: the formation of a powdery coating on parts of the plant located above the ground.
- Rust. Rusty stains are formed on the shoots. Affected shoots may dry out.
- Alternaria Old shoots die, and then the whole plant is completely.
Once the diagnosis has been made, Kakio clematis needs to be treated. In the fight against wilting, the plant is treated with a solution of the drug "Fundazol", with powdery mildew they are straightened with the help of copper sulfate. Rust and Alternaria are treated with Bordeaux liquid.
Harmful insects: aphids, slugs, spider mites.
To destroy them, folk medicines and insecticides are used.
The variety of clematis Kakio is famous for the richness of flowers, goes well with conifers in the garden. He is undemanding to care, his growth and development is fast. The appearance of colors is different, coloration changes under different lighting conditions. Clematis Kakio will decorate any corner. The variety has been around for about 40 years and is very popular among florists and gardeners.
Clematis Kakio: reviews
Valentina Petrovna, 62 years old, Bryansk region: “I planted a variety of clematis Kakio at their summer cottage a long time ago, already 10 years have passed. During this time period, clematis has become several times larger, winds around the gazebo every year, pleases the eye with its riot of colors. Courting is easy. I advise. "
Elena Aleksandrovna, 37 years old, Tver region: “I bought a clematis seedling Kakio that year, and survived the winter perfectly. I liked the first flowers, they are large and rich, they have a pleasant aroma. The vine has grown well this summer. "