Clematis montana Rubens

Clematis montana Rubens

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Clematis montana Rubens is the pink variety of C. Montana. With the same vigorous habit, so valued for covering large areas, its copious, scented blooms follow the familiar Montana star-shape form, but with the petals washed a warmer shade. The deciduous foliage is mid green, but the new leaves have a subtle bronze tint.


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.

  • Deciduous
  • Fully hardy
  • Flowering period: May - June
  • For wall, trellis, pergola, obelisk or to grow through other plants/up trees
  • Well-drained soil
  • South, west facing
  • Full sun
  • Sheltered
  • 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.
  • Group 1 for pruning