Fern leaved clematis 'Freckles'

Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles' | Also known as: Clematis 'Freckles' | Rating: 2 votes | Print / Pdf

Clematis cirrhosa is a winter flowering climbing plant that blooms from the latter part of the year through until the springtime. The blooms are cream in colour with a delicate aroma of lemon. Because of the way it grows, this is the ideal plant to grow next to a wall or up a trellis for an outstanding display of natural beauty. Shelter from the driving wind and rain, as well as protecting from winter frosts. She is a sun worshipper, so for the best results plant in the sunniest location in the garden.

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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 - 3
Spread [m]
  • 1.5
Dominant flower colour
  • Pink
Flower Fragrance
  • Yes, let it smell
Flowering seasons
  • Late winter
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Foliage in winter
  • Brown or bronze
Propagation methods
  • layering
Growth habit
  • Climbing
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z7-11
Heat zone
  • H9-7
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -18 - 4
Heat days
  • 60 - 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
  • Fine fragrants
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Show-offs
  • For birds & bees
  • Roses & classics
  • Author's choice
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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