Clematis montana var. rubens 'Freda'

Clematis montanas are all brilliant for being quick-growing and vigorous, so you can cover fences and walls super-quick. More
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Clematis montanas are all brilliant for being quick-growing and vigorous, so you can cover fences and walls super-quick.

This is a new and unusual rich-coloured form with crimson flowers against a backdrop of almost black leaves. It picks well too.

Genus Clematis
Group/Species montana
Variety Freda
Type Hardy Climber
Common Name Anemone Clematis
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 6m (20ft)
Spacing 6m (20ft)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Clematis prefer moist, well-drained soil with the base of the plant in shade and growth tips in light. Add plenty of organic matter to the soil before planting. Try mulching around the base to offer protection from heat and light. Will require support on a wall or in the border over which it can climb.
Care Tips No annual pruning is needed. If the spread of the plant needs to be tidied then prune directly after flowering, cutting back long shoots to healthy buds
Flowering May - June
Vase Life Pick short-stemmed, single flowers for mini arrangements or larger, multi-headed tresses to cascade out of large vases. Sear stem ends for 15 seconds to maximise vase life.
Harvesting Flower production: 2 months.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Clematis for every month of the year

Find out how to have at least one clematis in flower all 12 months of the year with Sarah's guide.

How to prune clematis

 Learn how to prune your clematis plant with this simple guide.

How to plant and grow clematis

Transform a pergola or wall with wonderful clematis, or be more adventurous and plant one of them through a tree.


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Clematis montana var. rubens 'Freda' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Julie

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Cass

Oh this smells divine! beautiful flowers and has grown fabulously well on the trellis since too. Am very excited about seeing it next spring.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Ms Welham

The clematis plant was in excellent condition, but when it flowered it was a very pale pink, and not the darker colour described in the catalog. I think that this plant was therefore probably not actually a ‘Freda’ I was really disappointed as I had specifically chosen SR to buy this unusual product. Subsequently I also ordered some foxglove ‘alba’ (white) and when these plants developed and flowered only half of them were actually as described - the others had dark purple flowers, and they looked like different cultivars. These experiences have sadly left me feeling that SR suppliers are probably not reliable and therefore I am unlikely to use SR again.

It’s a real shame as I love the site, the unusual variety of species and cultivars, the excellent condition of the plants, and reliable delivery - but all this is irrelevant if you don’t get the plants as described.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Hilary

Excellent website and love the catalogs. Easy to order and deliver is good. Shipping containers are great and plants arrive in good condition.

The clematis is doing well climbing alongside the other three clematis I purchased from you.