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Clematis 'Lincoln Star'


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Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour






Skill level


photo by J S Sira, copyright GAP Photos (53077)

Plant details

Introduced in 1954, 'Lincoln Star' has attractive raspberry-pink flowers with a dark-coloured central bar. These are produced in two flushes; the main one appearing from late spring to early summer and a second one following in late summer. The blooms are a better colour when the plant is grown in partial shade. To prune, remove any dead or weak stems in late winter or early spring and cut remaining stems back to the highest pair of strong-growing buds. To encourage blooms to cover the whole plant, train the stems so that they are evenly spaced on their support. As new growth appears in mid-spring, train this to fill any gaps.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Clematis

Cultivar: Lincoln Star

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Light green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade

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

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 90cm

Time to prune: February to March

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