Clematis montana var. rubens 'Elizabeth'

Clematis montana var. rubens ‘Elizabeth’

Clematis

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  • Botanical name: Clematis montana var. rubens 'Elizabeth'
  • Common name: Clematis
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Deciduous

Raised by Jackmans in 1958, Clematis montana var. rubens ‘Elizabeth’ holds its own against modern varieties and has been given the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Its satiny, pale pink, vanilla-scented flowers are borne from late spring to early summer, contrasting beautifully with the bronze-tinged, dark green foliage. A vigorous grower, it will quickly cover large supports such as pergolas or walls.

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Grow Clematis montana var. rubens ‘Elizabeth’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sin to partial shade. Like all early-flowering clematis, Clematis montana var. rubens ‘Elizabeth’ falls into Pruning Group One.  Simply remove dead or damaged growth after flowering.

How to grow Clematis 'Elizabeth'

  • Plant size

    10m height

    1.8m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

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

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

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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 flower in May

Plant does 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 not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do Prune in May

Do 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 'Elizabeth' and wildlife

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

Is Clematis 'Elizabeth' poisonous?

Clematis 'Elizabeth' 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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