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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.
Fragrant Virgin's Bower, Old Man's BeardClimbing 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.
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Old Man's Beard
A lovely 'dinner plate' clematis with blooms up to 20cm (8in) across, offering two summer flushes of colour. Flowers first appear in May/June and again in August/September. Ideal for fences, trellis, arbours and other supports in garden soil or in containers. The light foliage and vibrant flowers look great against a dark background.More info
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