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Clematis × triternata 'Rubromarginata'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Climber/Wall Shrub

Habit

Climbing

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

White and Dark Purple in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer

Size

Ultimate height

2.5-4 metres

Ultimate spread

1-1.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

clematis 'Rubromarginata'

Family

Ranunculaceae


Clematis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or herbaceous perennials, mostly climbing by twining leaf-stalks, and often with showy flowers. Some have attractive fluffy seed-heads in autumn

'Rubromarginata' is a medium-large deciduous climber with bipinnate leaves. Flowers starry, to 3cm in width, scented, white, veined and edged with reddish-purple are borne in panicles and very free flowering from midsummer to early autumn

Synonym(s)

  • Clematis flammula 'Rubra Marginata'
  • Clematis flammula var. rubro-marginata

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing, North-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Plant in a moisture-retentive, well-drained soil, with the roots and base of the plant kept cool and shaded by other plants or a layer of pebbles at the base. Plant with the crown 5–8cm (2–3in) deep to encourage new shoots to grow from below ground level

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by layering or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Wall-side Borders


How to care

Pests

Young shoots may be troubled by aphids and caterpillars; petals can be eaten by earwigs

Diseases

May suffer from clematis slime flux