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Clematis plants, commonly known as 'Old Man's Beard', have a multitude of uses in the garden. Large flowered clematis will quickly transform walls and fences during the summer. Grow evergreen clematis and winter flowering clematis varieties for colour and interest during the darkest months, or hide ugly outbuildings with the vigorous growth of Clematis montana. You can even find dwarf clematis for smaller gardens or trailing from patio pots.
Clematis 'Frances Rivis' (Large Plant)
Clematis alpina, Old Man's BeardThis reliable alpina clematis bears it’s pretty nodding, bell shaped flowers from mid-spring. The gently twisted, sky blue blooms contrast beautifully with pristine white stamens, which are followed by a late summer display of fluffy seedheads. Clematis ‘Frances Rivis’ is a particularly robust spring flowering clematis, coping well in exposed positions and needing virtually no pruning. This RHS AGM variety is ideal for growing against a sunny wall or trained onto an obelisk as a striking patio feature. Height: 3m (9'). Spread: 1.5m (5'). Pruning group: 1. More info
Clematis 'Snow Queen' (Large Plant)
Old Man's BeardThis beautiful Clematis bears large white flowers with undulating edges. The wide blooms open with a soft mauve tint which gently fades away. Clematis ‘Snow Queen’ is at its best in early summer, producing a second flush of flowers in late summer that are often striped with pale pink. A lovely understated cultivar that can be grown in borders or containers. A great companion climber but equally stunning when grown on its own. Height: 3m (10’). Spread: 1m (3’) Pruning group: 2. More info
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