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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 flammula 'Rubra'
Clematis x triternata 'Rubromarginata', Clematis flammula 'Rubromarginata', Old Man's BeardThe curiously twisted, star-shaped blooms of Clematis flammula 'Rubra' have a beautifully sweet almond fragrance. Flowering from July onwards, the pink blushed petals give way to ornate seed heads that add plenty of autumn interest. This vigorous climber will quickly cover walls and fences, but is easily controlled by pruning to ground level each year. A superb variety which copes particularly well on alkaline soils. Height: 3m (10'). Spread: 100cm (3'). Pruning group: 3. More info
Clematis flammula Collection
Clematis flammula, Clematis x triternata 'Rubromarginata', Old Man's Beard
This quick growing Clematis flammula collection provides quick-growing cover for walls and fences which is easily maintained. The scrambling stems bear curiously twisted, star shaped blooms with a delicate almond scent, followed by ornate seed heads for autumn interest. At the end of the season, simply cut them to ground level - they'll be back next year! Height: 5m (16'). Spread: 1m (3'). Pruning group: 3.
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