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  • clematis (group 1)
  • Eventual height: 4m
  • Eventual spread: 1.5m

Clematis cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Freckles'

clematis (group 1)

RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
20% off winter interest
2 lt pot (60cm cane) £19.99 £15.99
2 lt pot (60cm cane) £19.99 £15.99
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: December to February
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)

    Scented, bell-like, cream winter flowers heavily speckled inside with reddish-brown 'freckles' and glossy, dark-green leaves. This evergreen clematis is ideal for training over a sunny pergola or arch. This is the best way to appreciate the distinctive freckle-like markings, which are less visible when the plant is grown against a wall.

  • 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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