Clematis × aromatica

3 lt pot (60cm cane) £19.99
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Buy Clematis × aromatica clematis (group 3): Rich purple star-shaped blooms

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July - Sept
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Rich purple star-shaped flowers with pale yellow anthers cover this low-growing plant from summer to autumn. It looks great when allowed to scramble through the border, and makes a fine specimen in a pot for the patio. As the name suggests the flowers have a delicious and strong fragrance. Easy to grow through shrubs and trees as the plant is pruned back each spring and so never becomes too much of a burden on the supporting plant.

  • Garden care: In early spring cut back the previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds about 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground-level and apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant, avoiding the immediate crown.

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Climbers for trellis with wildlife considerations Hi I have a bare trellis at the end of my garden which marks the end of my raspberry and rhubarb beds, and where my composting and comfrey live. I want to cover this trellis with something to give colour all the year round, even if that "colour" is green leaves. I also want to provide something beneficial to the wildlife. I had thought about growing an Ivy, with a Clematis. Would these two climbers work in a small area and would I get my combination of colour, all year interest and wildlife benefits? Thanks Mike

Mike Simpson

Hello Mike, The best climbers for wildlife are Hederas (Ivy) or Lonicera (Honeysuckles). These are both pretty big and vigorous plants though and your trellis sounds quite small. The ivy can be cut back very hard though, so perhaps your best option would be to use an ivy and then plant a smaller growing group 3 Clematis, which should be cut in early spring each year. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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