• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Clematis 'Miss Bateman' (EL)

Clematis 'Miss Bateman'

Clematis 'Miss Bateman'

© � R.J. Evison

  • Other common names Clematis 'Miss Bateman'

  • Genus Clematis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or herbaceous perennials, mostly climbing by twining leaf-stalks, and often with showy flowers. Some have attractive fluffy seed-heads in autumn

  • Family Ranunculaceae / Ranunculaceae

  • Species 'Miss Bateman' is a free-flowering, medium-sized compact but vigorous deciduous climber. Single rounded flowers to 15cm in width are satin-white with 6-8 tepals having a central green stripe on the reverse and contrasting stamens of creamy filaments and dark red anthers. Flowers late spring to early summer.

  • Horticultural Group Early Large-flowered clematis have large star-shaped flowers in early summer, often with a second flowering in late summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Climbing

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or South-facing or East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    1.5-2.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Plant in a moisture-retentive, well-drained soil, with the roots and base of the plant kept cool and shaded by other plants or a layer of pebbles at the base. Plant with the crown 5?8cm (2?3in) deep to encourage new shoots to grow from below ground level. Can be grown in containers at least 45cm (18in) deep and wide in a soil based potting compost

Propagation Propagate by layering or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders

How to care

Pruning Pruning (clematis) group 2

Pests Young shoots may be troubled by aphids and caterpillars; petals can be eaten by earwigs

Diseases May suffer from clematis wilt and clematis slime flux

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