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Clematis flammula (Fragrant virgin's bower)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
6m
Max height
1m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Clematis flammula

Other names

Fragrant virgin's bower

Genus

Clematis Clematis

Species

C. flammula - C. flammula is a deciduous or semi-evergreen climber with compound, slightly hairy, dark green leaves and clusters of fragrant, star-shaped, white flowers with creamy anthers from midsummer to autumn.


Clematis flammula is: Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Climbing

Flower

Cream, White in Summer; White, Cream in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Earwigs Aphids , Caterpillars , Earwigs

Slime flux Slime flux

General care

Pruning

Group 3 - Cut back last year's stems to a pair of strong buds 20 cm above soil level before new growth begins in early spring.

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Clematis flammula (Fragrant virgin's bower) will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Ground Cover, Wallside and trellises, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil, especially chalky soils. Plant the top of the root ball 8cm below the soil surface. The roots and base of the plant should be shaded. Mulch in late winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Clematis flammula

Other names

Fragrant virgin's bower

Genus

Clematis Clematis

Species

C. flammula - C. flammula is a deciduous or semi-evergreen climber with compound, slightly hairy, dark green leaves and clusters of fragrant, star-shaped, white flowers with creamy anthers from midsummer to autumn.

Foliage

Semi evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Climbing


Colour

Flower

Cream, White in Summer; White, Cream in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Earwigs

Specific diseases

Slime flux

General care

Pruning

Group 3 - Cut back last year's stems to a pair of strong buds 20 cm above soil level before new growth begins in early spring.

Propagation methods

Layering, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Clematis flammula (Fragrant virgin's bower) will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Containers, Ground Cover, Wallside and trellises, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil, especially chalky soils. Plant the top of the root ball 8cm below the soil surface. The roots and base of the plant should be shaded. Mulch in late winter.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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