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CLEMATIS cirrhosa var balearica 'Freckles'

Commonly known as Virgin's bower

Larger flowered form, tinged pink with maroon spots
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Leaves are slightly bronze beneath.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    With maroon spots
  • 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

CLEMATIS cirrhosa var balearica 'Freckles'

Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£17.50 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 3 Litre Deep
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grow over arch or pergola to appreciate the flower colour. Prune after flowering if size needs to be restricted. Wildlife plant - early nectar and pollen for insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    cutworms, aphids on young plants, whiteflies under glass. Clematis wilt.
    Place of origin
    Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia.
  • Flower Shape
    Open cup-shaped 5-10cm (2-4in) across
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
    (see photos above)
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Humus-rich. Mulch in late winter.
  • Toxic - Category C
    Skin irritant
    Rabbits. C. harmful if eaten
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant

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