Clematis flammula

3 lt pot (60cm cane) £23.99
available to order from summer
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Buy Clematis flammula clematis (group 3): Delicious scented starry white flowers

This climber is semi-evergreen, so it can lose some of its leaves in winter. In colder regions or more exposed gardens, it may lose them all, but then fresh new foliage appears again in spring.

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

    Masses of sweetly scented, pure white, star-shaped flowers from July to October, followed by silky-grey seedheads. The common name for this semi-evergreen or deciduous clematis - the fragrant virgin's bower - refers to the fantastic hawthorn-vanilla perfume that fills the air after rain. Perfect for growing through a tree or shrub in a well-drained, sheltered site in full sun.

  • 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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Notes on Clematis flammula

"Create a white fragrant cloud with these clusters of tiny, white flowers studded with long golden stamens on this vigorous, August-flowering sun-loving scrambler"

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Lovely fragrant clematis


Growing up an archway this clematis had masses of beautiful white flowers this summer & a gorgeous fragrance ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️




Yes, would buy again


Planted under a tree. Hope it returns this year

Flower lover



A healthy plant. not very strong but seemed to take .


No flowers after planting, but hopes for this summer




Fabulous fragrance. Loads of white blossom. Strong growth


Climbing up a fence

Mad Annie



Highly recommend


Beautiful healthy clematis. Very fragrant and not easily available.




To be part of a scented garden.


I bought this as part of a Christmas present from one of my daughters. As is usual with Crocus, it arrived in very good condition with foliage showing and flowering buds already forming. A very healthy plant which, I am sure, will grow up a "shy" magnolia suffering from the hot weather last year. The scent of several spring shrubs will have gone but this one will carry on making the drive to the house a delight. It's a pleasure to shop with Crocus, never had a disappointment in all the years I have bought from the company.


Wetherby, West Yorkshire


Lovely plant


Beautiful plant which flowered prolifically for weeks





4.7 7


Does this plant in your experience self cling to a wall. Some websites say yes others no. Do you have any other suggestions for a self clinging climber to cover the side wall of a house. Fullish sun a touch windy and exposed


Hello, This is a twining climber, so it does need something to twine around for support.


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