Clematis × triternata 'Rubromarginata'

2 lt pot (60cm cane) £24.99
available to order from summer
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Buy Clematis × triternata 'Rubromarginata' clematis (group 3): Delicious, marzipan-scented flowers

This climber is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

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

    Masses of delicious, marzipan-scented, rosy-purple flowers fading to white at the base of the petals from July to September. This vigorous, late-flowering clematis looks lovely scrambling over a garden wall, pergola or arch in full sun or partial shade. Plant near entrances or paths, where the fragrance can be appreciated.

  • 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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I would really recommend this pretty scented climber.


Delicate, scented flowers, really pretty trailed along my urban garden fence.




My favourite Clematis


Received well packaged and in great condition - as all my plants from Crocus have been. Put in a large planter and tied in to trellising on a fence. This quickly covered approx. 2 x 6 foot fence panels and was covered in flowers for months on end. The scent is subtle but gorgeous. Not one for people who prefer the more 'showy' clematis but exactly what I wanted

Need a bigger garden

North West


Triternata Rubromarginata


Healthy plant arrived in good condition and continued to grow during the growing season. I've checked it this week prior to planting out and there are shoots already which bodes well for this year's flowers.




Great scent, extended flowering season


Great strong plant, rapid growth with a mass of scented flowers in the first season. Expertly packed and shipped as always. I won't buy plants online from anywhere else!




One of my favourites


I have many clematis. I grow them together mainly in long tubs on my patio.This clematis, 'Rubromarginata, has flowers unlike many other clematis. They are tiny, fragrant and abundant. So unlike others that are big and blowsy. The plant itself grows amongst my other clematis almost invisibly, until the flowers open with pink tips to their petals and give off their scent in the sunshine.


Barking, Essex


Hasn't thrived so far ....


Planted it straight away, it hasn't exactly thrived and seemed to die off. Hoping it bounces back in the spring.



A very pretty flower


This is planted against a stone wall with trellis at the top. It is hardy, and doesn't need full sun all the time as it has performed very well with just about three hours of sun per day. It is very pretty, if somewhat delicate and wispy.





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I have just ordered this. It is February and it will be supplied within 7 days so I assume it's ok to plant it out when it arrives. Is that correct? It will be in a sheltered position.


Yes, these are fully hardy, so provided the ground is not frozen or waterlogged, it can be planted straight out.


Sorry just asked a Q about this clem and then remember I forgot to ask how prone to powdery mildew it is? Thanks


Hello, It is not particularly susceptible - particularly if it is kept well fed and watered.


Can I keep this clem smaller by pruning off when it is getting too large in the summer? I have poor soil for clems but I read that this one will do well where others wont. However, I only really have space 6 foot high by 6 foot in either direction, so with careful guidance of the growth to the horizontal can I then lop bits off when it starts to go beyond the allotted space? I did read you can grow it over a garden arch so presumably it can be trained kept smaller can it? I realise that it does all this growing in 1 years (having been lopped down in Feb) but can it be contained within the parameters of the space thanks?


Hello, I'm afraid this does not sound ideal, as it produces its flowers on new wood, and if this is continuously being cut back, then you will be compromising the display.


Is a pot that is 50cm tall x 25cm x25cm big enough for this clematis? Alternatively, what about a pot that is 75cm tall x 32cm x 32cm? I don't need it to grow more than about 2m tall x 1m wide.

Novice grower

The plant would probably be quite happy in the smaller pot for a couple of years (provided it is kept well fed and watered), but ultimately, the bigger pot would be a better option.


I planted up a pergola some years ago with various climbers in pots, non have done that well even though they were fed and the pergola never actually got covered. I have now had some of the stone cut back where the four uprights are and am about to plant into the ground, we have managed to get a hole which is approx 12" x 8" Two one litre pots fit in nicely side by side. We have clay soil but have added compost and some feed and have tried to mix the soil as far down as we can. Would you put two plants into this hole or just one? I was thinking of putting in some fast climbers both deciduous and evergreen with a mix of jasmines and clematis.


Hello, Growing any large plant in a pot will restrict its height, so if you want your climbers to get big enough to cover the pergola, then you will need to plant them in the ground. I would be careful not to overcrowd them however as effectively you will be restricting their root run again. With that in mind, I would plant one per hole.


Can you plant these clematis in a container?


Hello, provided the container is large enough, then yes you can, however a better option would be a more compact clematis - say one that will grow to around 2m in height.


I have planted several clematis this year and all doing well. Some are early flowerers and some late. They were planted with lots of compost. Should I feed them this season or wait till next spring?

Plant mad granny

Hello, It really depends on what you planted them with - and how long they have been in as different fertilisers release their nutrients at different rates. If however you have not used anything apart from some composted organic matter, and they have been in the ground for several weeks, then you could give them a feed of something like Vitax Q4.


I have had a couple of these plants for over 10 years and rate them very highly for the scent and coverage. I had to remove one due to building works and now the second one looks rather poorly. Last year it did not grow so vigorously and this year it looked a little healthier but has now gone brown and dead. Any thoughts on the cause? Also is it wise to try another to replace it?

Clem Maitlis

Hello, It is difficult to say what could be causing this from your description, however if it was near the building works, it may have been caused by changes in soil levels or some form of soil contamination from the building products. If you are confident that it is not the latter, then there would be no reason why you could not replace it.


Is this the same plant as Clematis Aromatica? This variety was on my Wish List but it has recently disappeared completely and this is the only one now listed that matches it in terms of appearance, scent etc.


Hello there Unfortunately we don't sell Clematis 'Aromatica' now but Clematis × triternata 'Rubromarginata' is very similar with the lovely scented flowers, but could grow larger to 6m x 2m approx eventually. Hope this helps


Vigorous climbing plants Hi, I am looking for rapid growing climbers (evergreen and non-evergreen) that I can grow through trees without harming the host trees. The planting site is as follows:- -East facing but ultimately the aerial part of the growth will be facing west - Shaded at the base where the young plant will be started i.e.roots in shade but tip of young plant showing above adjacent hardstanding car park - Moist well draining soil Can you recommend some varieties? Many thanks, Roger

Roger Pirrie

Hello Roger, There are several that might be worth considering - here are some of the best. Clematis x triternata Rubromarginata Clematis montana Pink Perfection Clematis montana var grandiflora Clematis tangutica Lonicera japonica Halliana Lonicera periclymenum Serotina I hope this gives you a few ideas. Helen Plant Doctor

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