Clematis 'Abundance'

Viticella Group clematis

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Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour






Skill level


Clematis 'Abundance'

Plant details

Raised in the 1930s, Clematis 'Abundance' is a late-flowering clematis bearing small, wine-red flowers which appear from mid-summer to early autumn.

It's a member of the viticella group of clematis and as such it shows good resistance to clematis wilt.
As with all the late-flowering clematis, pruning is easy. Simply cut back the stems to a pair of strong buds 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground level before growth begins in early spring.

This pruning technique makes late-flowering clematis useful for training into shrubs, trees and climbing roses as the clematis growth is removed each spring and so never becomes too much of a burden on its supporting plant.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Clematis

Cultivar: Abundance

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Rose

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 100cm

Time to prune: February to March

Flowering period: July to October

Reader reviews


A briiliant clematis, great colour, very vigorous and reliable. Needs regular tying in as it grows at a very fast rate, suitable for all situations.


Thank you for this review...I'm looking to screen a fence and this sounds just right particularly as the garden is small, wider than long so don't want fence line to be intrusive. This is one happy gardener!

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