Clematis 'Duchess of Albany'

Texensis Group clematis

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Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour






Skill level


photo by Jo Whitworth, copyright GAP Photos (53360)

Plant details

Raised in 1890, 'Duchess of Albany' has been given the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in recognition of its outstanding excellence. Its deep pink flowers resemble tulips in their shape and appear from mid-summer to to mid-autumn. 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: Raunuculaceae

Genus: Clematis

Cultivar: Duchess of Albany

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 250cm

Spread: 90cm

Flowering period: July to October

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