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Clematis cirrhosa 'Jingle Bells' (C)

clematis 'Jingle Bells'

  • Other common names clematis 'Jingle Bells'

  • Synonyms Clematis cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Jingle Bells'

  • Family Ranunculaceae

  • 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 seedheads in autumn

  • Horticultural Group Cirrhosa Group clematis are evergreen woody climbers with bell to bowl-shaped single flowers, produced from late autumn to early spring on the previous year's growth

  • Details 'Jingle Bells' is vigorous evergreen climber with dark green leaves consisting of three irregularly-toothed leaflets. Flowers are a pale yellow to creamy white, with nodding, slightly recurved petals. Flowers in winter and early spring followed by attractive, silky seedheads


  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Climbing

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)




  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Clay


  • Sand


  • Loam


  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid


  • Ultimate height 2.5-4 metres

  • Ultimate spread 1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation A cultivar for a warm, sheltered position, it thrives in any fertile, well-drained soil. Plant with the crown at soil level. Keep the base shaded and cool by the careful positioning of plants. In cold areas, grow in a container and overwinter in a greenhouse or conservatory. See clematis cultivation for further information

Propagation Propagate by layering in late winter or early spring; propagate by softwood cuttings in spring or semi-ripe cuttings in early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders Patio & Container Plants Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens

How to care

Pruning Clematis pruning: group one

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

Diseases Generally disease free

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