Clematis 'Freda'

2 lt pot (60cm cane) £17.99
available to order from summer
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Buy Clematis 'Freda' clematis (group 1): Bright cherry-pink 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: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May and June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Beautiful, bright cherry-pink flowers in May and June amid purple-flushed, mid-green leaves. This award-winning form of montana clematis is ideal for covering a wall or fence in a north-facing site. A less vigorous relation of Clematis montana 'Pink Perfection', it's perfect for small gardens.

  • Garden care: No routine pruning is necessary. If the spread of the plant needs to be restricted prune immediately after flowering, cutting back overlong shoots to healthy buds. Apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant in early spring.

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A really great plant. My mother is called Freda.


The plant is now planted in my mother's garden so that she can see it from her conservatory.




Mature, healthy plant.


Bought to climb up a recently constructed pergola. The plant arrived promptly and was well packed. It was a large, healthy specimen which has quickly become established in my garden.


North Yorkshire


I would buy this plant again


north wall climber

fair weather gardener

Helpston, Peterborough


Very Healthy


Good sized plant which soon established itself to create good cover for a trellis arch.Has attractive foliage even when not in flower and easy to keep under control.

north country gardener



Good colour


Good plant for early Spring




A lovely colour and not a sickly pink!


Great climber to cover a large space of wall (i.e. a garage wall and roof)



Beautiful against a stone wall


I planted this to climb up trellis across the front of our house which is north facing. It has been there 3 years now, is doing very well and is smothered in flowers every year. I only trim off shoots which are too long or untidy to keep it a neat shape, and give it a liquid feed each Spring. It is a lovely splash of colour against the natural stone of the house.

Island Girl

Isle of Wight


Lovely strong colour


Great for early flowers and strong colour, growing through roses on high wall, visible and fragrant. Just like other Montanas maybe less vigorous, but such a lovely colour.




Beautiful and easy to grow.


We planted this (two years ago) against a North facing wall. After it had flowered the first year I cut all shoots back to about 36 inches from the base, and in the past year it has produced lots of new shoots and scrambled up a 10 foot trellis. All I needed to do was tie in the shoots to prevent wind damage. It is now covered from top to bottom in flowers and very healthy foliage. A really lovely plant.

Muddy fingers

Isle of Wight


Clematis Freda


The Clematis Freda and other bought are doing very well and thriving in my delightful garden together on a large trellis. I am looking forward to Spring when I know they will give a good show.

Lady Fell




4.8 12


Clematis 'Freda' Hi Please can you help. Could I plant a Cleamtis 'Freda' in a pot. I want to grow it up a fence on a patio? If so what sort of pot would be ideal? As always thank you for your help........ Kind Regards Brenda


Hello Brenda, It is possible to grow this in a large pot - the bigger the better really but at least 50 x 50cm - as long as you make sure it is kept well fed and watered. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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