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Clematis ‘Mary Rose’

Clematis

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers

Plant does not 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 flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Clematis 'Mary Rose'
  • Common name: Clematis
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Purple

Foliage colour:

Green

Viticella clematis usually have pinnate leaves and nodding, single or double, open-bell-shaped flowers. The flowers of Clematis ‘Mary Rose’ are fully double and grey-purple. It’s thought that the cultivar is very old, and was known as C. peregrina purpurea ‘Flore Pleno’ in 1623, and the ‘double purple virgin’s bower’ in 1629. It was reintroduced and renamed in 1981 by Barry Fretwell after one of Henry VIII’s warships, which sunk in 1545.

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Grow Mary Rose’ in a container where you can train it up an obelisk, or allow it to scramble though a shrub or small tree in the herbaceous border.

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Being a summer-flowering clematis, Clematis ‘Mary Rose’ is in Pruning Group 3. Simply cut stems back to the lowest pair of buds in February or March.

How to grow Clematis 'Mary Rose'

  • Plant size

    2.5m height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / 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 not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not 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 flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Clematis 'Mary Rose' and wildlife

Clematis 'Mary Rose' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Clematis 'Mary Rose' poisonous?

Clematis 'Mary Rose' 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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