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Clematis plants, commonly known as 'Old Man's Beard', are a constant favourite of our customers. These delightful climbing plants will transform walls and fences and you'll be greeted with the sweet fragrance every time you pass by. Both winter flowering and evergreen clematis plants are popular types. Find out more about growing clematis in our 'Climbing plants for walls and fences' article and how to prune a clematis.
Clematis urophylla 'Winter Beauty'
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This superb evergreen clematis bears its delicately fragrant, waxy, bell-shaped flowers in the depths of winter. The foliage is so lush, that you'll think its summertime all year round! Plant Clematis 'Winter Beauty' against a warm house wall so that you can appreciate its winter flowers from your window. This sought after variety will appreciate a sheltered site with some winter protection. Height: 4m (13'). Spread: 1.2m (4'). Pruning Group: 1
Michael Perry says...
"Don't just dress your garden for summer, think about the winter too! Speedy, easy grow and easy prune clematis."
Clematis x aromatica
Old Man's BeardThis graceful 'scrambler' bears strongly scented flowers from summer to autumn. Admire the unusual deep violet blooms with prominent pale yellow stamens as the plant trails prettily through borders. Try planting Clematis x aromatica informally around a seating area to fully enjoy its scent. Height: 2m (6'). Spread: 1m (3') Pruning group: 3.
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Nodding Virgin's Bower, Old Man's BeardThe dainty bell shaped flowers of Clematis rehderiana fill the air with the sweet fragrance of cowslips. This beautiful climber provides a subtle splash of delicate primrose yellow in late summer and autumn. With a vigorous habit this RHS AGM clematis will quickly cover walls and fences, and can be pruned to almost ground level each year, making maintenance extremely easy! Height: 7m (22’). Spread: 3m (10’). Pruning group 3. More info
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