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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 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.
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