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Clematis flammula (Large Plant)

Old Man's Beard, Virgin's Bower

Hardy Perennial

Climbing semi-evergreen stems carry starry white flowers from midsummer, with a deliciously sweet almond fragrance. The flowers give way by late summer to silky seed heads that make a striking Autumn display. Clematis flammula is fast growing and wonderfully vigorous, and pruning to ground level each year makes it easy to maintain. Superb for growing through shrubs and trees, or scrambling over walls and fences. Height: 5m (16'). Spread: 1m (3'). Pruning group: 3.

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
patio, walls and fences, cottage gardens
Flowering Period:
July, August, September
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 1 x 2.5 litre potted clematis plant

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    • Despatch: By end of May 2017
    • £14.99
When planting clematis, choose a position in sun or semi-shade and plant the climber deeply in moist, fertile, well drained soil. Position the top of the rootball at a depth of 7.5cm (3") below soil level, to encourage new shoots to form from the base of the plant. Clematis dislike soils that are particularly wet or dry. Such soils can be improved by the addition of plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost. When growing clematis in patio containers use a soil based compost such as John Innes No.3. Train clematis plants onto a suitable support such as trellis, wires or a freestanding climbing frame.
Feed and water frequently throughout the growing season. This variety of clematis flowers in late summer on the current year’s growth. Pruning should be undertaken in spring before active growth begins. When pruning group 3 Clematis, cut back all of the previous year’s stems to a pair of healthy buds at around 20cm (8") above ground level. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant in order to protect the roots and conserve soil moisture.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Badly damaged clematis received

    By Belinda Piercy 02-05-2016

    Received Flammula as one of 3 damaged clematis from Thompson & Morgan, due to poor packaging and delivery. Customer Services were dismissive and unhelpful. Had to prune back the worst of these to half it's size as it was dying thanks to the damage, not sure yet that it will survive. I would not have bought these clematis had I known the state they would arrive in as well as subsequently receiving such poor customer service. I will not be ordering from Thompson & Morgan again.

    Anne
    03-05-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn that your clematis flammula arrived damaged in transit. Please contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, I'm sure that one of our customer care agents will be happy to help you again. Please send pics so that they can see the problem. Thank you for your understanding.

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