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CLEMATIS cirrhosa var balearica

Commonly known as Virgin's bower

Bronze tinged foliage in winter, flowers pale yellow spotted reddish purple
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£16.50 each 

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
  • Evergreen
  • Striped, Veined or Multicoloured
  • Yellow - pale yellow spotted purple
  • Height - 2.5-3m (8-10ft)
  • Spread - 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. Produces 4- to 5-sepalled flowers singly, or in clusters, followed by attractive seed heads, on previous year's growth
  • 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)
  • Full sun - provide shade for roots and base of plant.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects. Prune after flowering if size needs restricting
  • Pests & Diseases - cutworms, aphids on young plants, whiteflies under glass. Clematis wilt.
  • Place of origin - Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia.
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped - - open cup-shaped 2-7cm (¾-2¾in) across
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf margin - Incised - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Lanceolate - see photos above
  • Oblong
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - humus-rich. Mulch in late winter.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant

Buy Varieties of CLEMATIS cirrhosa var balearica

CLEMATIS cirrhosa var balearica 'Freckles'  AWARD

CLEMATIS cirrhosa var balearica 'Freckles'  >

Commonly known as: Virgin's bower.
Larger flowered form, tinged pink with maroon spots
£16.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

CLEMATIS cirrhosa var balearica 'Wisley Cream'  AWARD

CLEMATIS cirrhosa var balearica 'Wisley Cream'  >

Commonly known as: Virgin's bower.
Large creamy-white unspotted flowers
£16.50 each 
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