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CLEMATIS cirrhosa var balearica
- Good to know - wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
- Pests & Diseases - cutworms, aphids on young plants, whiteflies under glass. Clematis wilt.
- Place of Origin - Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia.
- Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
- Height - in metres - 2.5 - 3m (8-10ft)
- Spread - in metres - 1.5m (5ft)
- Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - early flowering species. Flowers on previous year's growth. Open, cup-shaped flowers 2-7cm (¾-3in) across followed by attractive seed heads.
- Full Sun - provide shade for roots and base of plant.
- Partial Shade
- Scented flowers
- fertile well drained soil - humus- rich. Mulch in late winter.
Bronze tinged foliage in winter, flowers pale yellow spotted reddish purple
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Larger flowered form, tinged pink with maroon spots
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