Clematis montana var. wilsonii

Satin white, star-shaped flowers, with incredible scent. I have these cascading down from arches in the cutting garden and on a May evening, they will fill the entire garden with perfume. More
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Satin white, star-shaped flowers, with incredible scent. Montana varieties are the classic clematis to train up into trees to tumble down from above your head. They are quick-growing and vigorous, covered in flowers for late spring and early summer.

Genus Clematis
Group/Species montana
Variety Wilsonii
Border Position On a Climbing Support
Soil Type Neutral - Alkaline
Scent Scented
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 6.0m (20ft)
Spacing 6m (20ft)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Clematis need moisture-retentive, but well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade. Keep the base of the plant and the roots cool and shaded, by carefully positioning other plants, or put a layer of pebbles or flat stones at the base. Make sure you plant this with a method of support, and tie it in as it grows. This variety is virtually tendril-free, so won't entwine itself around an obelisk or trellis, you'll have to give it a hand.
Care Tips Group 1 - Tidy after flowering. Read Sarah's article for more information on how to prune clematis. This is a vigorous climber, and will need to be positioned against a wall or support, and is likely to need tying in.
Flowering May - June
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
How to prune clematis

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Clematis for every month of the year

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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. wilsonii reviews

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Reviewed 25th April 2020 by Anne

One out of two plants damaged but full refund given

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Reviewed 4th August 2019 by Laura

Excellent, vigorous plant.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Sandra

A very healthy, well packaged plant, that is growing vigorously.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Heather

Planted it correctlyto grow on a wall but unfortunately it did not grow at all

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Fuller

All in excellent condition when delivered and now growing well.

The above was a gift for my daughter in London who is a new time gardener and looking forward to her future gardening experiences.
Having bought a great variety of vegetables for summer, I was not happy with the Broccoli which sadly I finished up pulling out and destroying, tiny holes covered the leaves causing wilting, I could not find out what they were or how to treat sadly. The rocket which I always grow in my garden and never have any issues, however, my first rocket from Sarah Raven, it's looking sickly and not growing at all well. Perhaps it's the extreme heat wave we have been having here in the SW of France, 45 degreees is not normal temperatures for the vegetables but I have managed to keep up all the watering inolved.
Wondering if anyone else had these issues?
Other than the last two issues, I am more than happy with my produce - thanks everyone -

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Tessa

I am very pleased with my plant ..It arrived in excellent condition... I am looking forward to watching it grow.. Tessa Cranswick

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Andrea

Taken a little a
While to come round is starting to grow now.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Don

Quick service, excellent plant, well protected delivery carton, an easy five star rating.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Cass

Smashing plant, good and healthy. Smells wonderful, although we only caught the last of the flowers this season. Has grown really well on its trellis though so am looking forward to next Spring. Very pleased.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Anne-Marie

Service was brilliant and the plant arrived looking great though rather smaller than I had anticipated. Probably my not reading the description properly! I have had a lot of clematis and I know how to plant them up but within a few days of planting this one, all the leaves had been eaten. I went on watering it and shall continue to do so because it might come up again next spring. Another Wilsonii of mine did just that. But sad for this season and I fear in this case, it might be wishful thinking! It looks rather dead to me.
I feel that if the plant had been a bit bigger, it might have had a better chance but you are the experts, not me! Thank you anyway.


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Reviewed 6th June 2018 by Lisa Brown

Another fantastic plant from Sarah Raven which arrived in perfect condition. My clematis was planted recently and is already growing beautifully.

Stunning clematis

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Reviewed 22nd June 2015 by Mick Garton

After three years this wonderful clematis has established itself on an old 4-metre high stone wall, and cascades down including through a gap to brighten up both sides and fill the air with a delicious almond/spicy/sweet, irresistible fragrance. Planted at the same time as rambling rose Madame Alfred Carriere, the two have been flowering together over this wonderful old wall from mid/late May through to the end of June and will last another few weeks yet (in Edinburgh). A beautiful planting association, making a show-stopping impact, admired by passers by! Both plants fully live up to the glowing descriptions on the Sarah Raven site, from where it was purchased.