Clematis montana Elizabeth AGM
Clematis montana Elizabeth AGM

Clematis montana Elizabeth AGM

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Clematis montana Elizabeth is a large, vigorous clematis that will race up any offered support or hide an ugly wall or fence. In late spring the bronze tinged foliage is covered by a mass of flowers with a distinctive sheen and gentle scent. A recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence in the garden

Insights

Clematis have their roots in the Far East. The first example, C. Viticella, arrived in Europe in the mid-16th century. Two centuries later, the Victorians bred numerous varieties and their popularity continues. The native climber is C. Vitalba, a familiar sight in autumn hedgerows, the fluffy seed heads explaining the traditional name: Old Man’s Beard.

Details
  • Deciduous
  • Fully hardy
  • Flowering period: May - June
Planting
  • For wall, trellis, pergola, obelisk or to grow through other plants/up trees
  • Well-drained soil
  • South, west facing
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
Care

Clematis like full sun or partial shade and moist, but well-drained soil with their roots in the shade. For this, plant the crown 5-8cm (2-3in) beneath the soil, ideally shaded by other plants. Alternatively layer stones on the surface of the soil, which protects the roots from the sun and from drying out.