Clematis viticella 'Flore Pleno'

clematis (group 3) ( syn. Mary Rose )

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3 lt pot (60cm cane) £22.99
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Buy Clematis viticella 'Flore Pleno' clematis (group 3) ( syn. Mary Rose ): A golden oldie

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

    Enjoying a revival in recent years, this tough and vigorous climber is thought to date back to the 1500's. It was thought to have been lost for several hundred years, but it was rediscovered in the 1980's by Barry Fretwell who named it Clematis 'Mary Rose'. You will want to grow it for its nodding, dusky purple flowers, which appear over a prolonged period from midsummer.

  • 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 viticella 'Flore Pleno'

"Spring is an excellent time to plant a viticella clematis, such as ‘Flore Pleno’. It will have a chance to put its feet down and flower by late July. Climbers take up little ground room and viticellas, bred from a Spanish species, are drought tolerant and easy to prune. Just cut them back hard now. They flower on new wood. 'Purpurea Plena Elegans’, 'Etoile Violette', 'Polish Spirit’, ‘Romantika’, and 'Dark Eyes’ are all excellent viticellas."

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It has grown very well was pleased with that as it's not been put in the best for growing but has done exceedingly well very pleased




Stunning plant


To grow up trellis. Instant cover.




superb value plant


fits in anywhere




Winning Climber


Grown through a white passionflower to good effect hiding a fence


South east


Underpowered floral display but survives n facing shade


Used on trellis to cover unsightly neighbouring front garden. In a barrel with j innes no 3 and a honeysuckle. Pruned to 30 cm buds last spring. Don't feel it's massively thriving but only in a pot, albeit a big one. Also flowers are nice but bit too subtle for my purpose. Will choose bigger brighter variety next time.





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Planted in autumn. Just as new buds emerging a few weeks ago,a bird or rabbit has eaten leaving bare stem about 6cm with no buds. Will new buds emerge or. Do I need to buy another ?


Hello, It is really disappointing when something like this happens, but the good news is that this plant may well rally and send up new shoots from the base. The only thing you can do now though is to just give it a bit of time and wait and see. If however there are still no signs of life by the end of May, then I suspect it will need to be replaced.


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