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CLEMATIS florida 'Alba Plena'

Commonly known as Virgin's bower

Large double greenish white flowers
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - or semi-evergreen.
  • White - greenish white
  • Height - 4m (13ft)
  • Spread - 1m (39in)
  • 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 - mid-season flowering species. Produces flowers singly or in cymes
  • 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 - - syn. var. flore-pleno. Prune out dead and damaged stems in early spring. Cut back all other stems to strong buds.
  • Pests & Diseases - cutworms, aphids on young plants, whiteflies under glass. Clematis wilt.
  • Place of origin - Japan.
  • Flower Shape - Double - Multi rows of petals, no stamen showing
  • Saucer-shaped - to 12cm (4¾in) across
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - humus-rich. Mulch in late winter.
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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