Clematis

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Clematis florida is suited to growing next to a wall 'because of the way it grows' - not very well, presumably.

Clematis florida is a climbing plant that certainly enjoys the sun, so plant in a location where it really can soak up the rays. The blooms appear during the spring, summer and autumn, and depending on the type you choose can be found with flowers of white or pale pink. Most tend to be hardy, coping admirably with our inclement British weather. Because of the way it grows, this plant is particularly suited to growing next to a wall or trellis, where it will climb and create a wonderful display.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • yes
Dangers: comments
  • Avoid eating this plant, or you may have mild stomach upset. Its sap may irritate your skin.
Height [m]
  • 2.5
Spread [m]
  • 0.6
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • division
  • offsets
Growth habit
  • Climbing
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z6-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -23 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Climbers
Grown for
  • None
Creative category
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • Roses & classics
  • Author's choice
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Containers
  • Topiary
Garden spaces
  • Walls, trellises and pergolas
  • Camouflage
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years
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There are around 300 species of Clematis. They're very popular in gardens with stunning large flowers. Most species are climbing and look beautiful trained up a trellis. Most species are native to China or Japan. They will grow best with cool moist roots and plenty of sun. They'll grow in most types of fertile soil. They are fairly easy to grow but are susceptible to various diseases and also to pests so they can be a little high maintenance. There are loads of different colour varieties, from white to lilac, pink and rich burgundy. The flowers are usually large and star shaped.

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