Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica

Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica

Clematis

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does flower in December

  • Botanical name: Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica
  • Common name: Clematis
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Perennial, Evergreen

Flowering in winter, Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica bears fragrant, cream flowers freckled with reddish-brown spots, which hang among ferny leaves. Flowers are followed by whiskery seedheads. It’s an excellent source of nectar for winter-active bumblebees, and makes a good cut flower.

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Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica  in moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered spot, ideally up a pergola, doorway or arch, where you can fully appreciate its blooms. Frost hardy, it may not survive severe winters.

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Like all early-flowering clematis, Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica falls into Pruning Group One. It requires little pruning other than the removal of any dead or damaged growth after flowering.

How to grow Clematis cirrhosa

  • Plant size

    2.5m height

    1.75m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Clematis cirrhosa and wildlife

Clematis cirrhosa is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Clematis cirrhosa poisonous?

Clematis cirrhosa can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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