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Clematis x triternata 'Rubromarginata'

Clematis

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Key information

Plant type

Deciduous climber

Flower colour

Red, White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by J S Sira, copyright GAP Photos (16959)

Plant details

Raised in 1862, this vigorous clematis has been given the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in recognition of its outstandning excellence. It produces clouds of hawthorn-scented white flowers with red edges from mid-summer to early autumn. As with all the late-flowering clematis, pruning is easy. Simply cut back the stems to a pair of strong buds 15cm to 20cm (6in to 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

Species: x triternata

Cultivar: Rubromarginata

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Red, White

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: 600cm

Spread: 200cm

Time to prune: March to April


Reader reviews

MalCh

This has a lovely Almond scent and is a very strong grower. We have had this Clematis near to the rear entrance to the garage and it just throws out scent for a distance around and further.


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