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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
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
C. macropetala is a robust, deciduous climber with attractive, toothed leaves divided into leaflets with sharply serrated edges. Single nodding pale blue to violet-blue flowers with four lance-shaped petals 3-4.5cm long and many smaller, blue or cream petal-like stamens in the centre, so appearing semi-double appear in spring with some blooms in late summer, are followed by numerous seedheads
E & N Asia
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
Time to ultimate height
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
Propagate by layering or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Clematis pruning: group one
Pests Young shoots may be troubled by aphids and caterpillars; petals can be eaten by earwigs
May suffer from clematis slime flux
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