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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 forrestii, Old Man's BeardOriginating from Nepal and parts of China, this rare and unusual clematis has a fascinating growth habit. Clematis napaulensis is cloaked in lush green foliage from autumn to early summer, before shedding its leaves in summer when most plants are in full growth. It's bell-shaped, winter blooms release a delicate perfume that hangs on the cool December air, that form interesting seed heads as spring approaches. This extraordinary, low maintenance Clematis needs little pruning, making it ideal for brightening the dull winter months. Grow it through another deciduous climber to hide its bare stems in summer. Height: 3m (9'). Spread: 1.5m (5'). Pruning group: 1. Supplied in 7cm pots.
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Clematis montana 'Continuity'
Old Man's Beard
Clematis armandii - Part of the Alan Titchmarsh Collection
Old Man's Beard, Armand Clematis
The fastest clematis in the west! Clematis armandii is an astounding variety with some first-class qualities. The glistening white blooms emit one of the first fragrances of spring. You'll also enjoy all year colour thanks to plants being evergreen. Plus rapid growth, great in shade, the list goes on. Order 2 or 3 today, for trouble-free impact in your garden. Height: 5m (15'). Spread: 3m (10'). Pruning group: 1
Alan Titchmarsh says...
"An evergreen climber with perfumed flowers - what more could you want?"
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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