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Shades of pinkAll shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
ClimberSome of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clingingVigorous, early-flowering climber. Produces flowers in axillary cymes on previous year's shoots.
Hardy - average winterHardy 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)
Full sunProvide shade for roots and base of plant.
CLEMATIS armandii 'Snowdrift'
Additional FeaturesGood to knowEarly spring scent of vanilla. Prune after flowering to allotted space to encourage growth for next season's flowers.Pests & Diseasescutworms, aphids on young plants, whiteflies under glass. Clematis wilt.Place of originChina, Myanmar, Vietnam.
Flower ShapeStar-shaped5-7.5cm (2-3in) across
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Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilHumus-rich. Mulch in late winter
Toxic - Category CSkin irritantRabbits. C. harmful if eaten
- Pruning Group 1 - Flowering mid / late spring
- Pruning Group 2 - Flowering late spring / early summer
- Pruning Group 3 - Flowering late summer / early autumn
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