Clematis x triternata 'Rubromarginata'

With the strongest almond scent of all, this clematis is an excellent choice for tricky spots – it's a variety which will do well in almost any position, even shade. More
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If you're looking for a clematis with incredible scent, this almond-scented variety has the strongest of them all. It's an excellent scrambler, for growing up through trees and hedgerows and brings a huge abundance of flowers all at once in late summer.

Tolerant of dry soils and shady positions, it's a good choice for a difficult spots where other varieties might struggle.

Genus Clematis
Group/Species x triternata
Variety Rubromarginata
Common Name Fragrant Virgin's Bower
Border Position On a Climbing Support
Soil Type Neutral - Alkaline
Scent Yes
Site Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 4.5m (15ft)
Spacing 4.5m (15ft)
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 Pruning group 3 - flowers on the current season's growth, so cut back hard in early spring to a healthy pair of buds 30cm (12in) above the ground and apply a mulch of compost or well-rotted manure. Tie in new shoots to a trellis or other suitable support. Will benefit from a regular liquid feed throughout the growing season. Read Sarah's article for more information on how to prune clematis.
Flowering July - September
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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