Clematis

Clematis × aromatica

Clematis  - Clematis × aromatica

Common Name: Clematis
Genus: Clematis
Species: × aromatica

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.50 m (250 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 0.90 m (90 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

Other features: easy to grow through shrubs and trees as the plant is pruned back each spring and so never becomes too much of a burden on the supporting plant

Rich purple star-shaped flowers with pale yellow anthers cover the plant from summer through to autumn. It looks great scrabbling through a tree or neighbouring shrub and in full sun the flowers have a stronger fragrance. Make sure that roots of the plant are in shade.

  • Garden care: Cut back stems to a pair of strong buds 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground level before growth begins in early spring. Mulch in late winter with garden compost or well-rotted manure but avoid the immediate crown.

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