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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
nodding virgin's bower
Clematis buchananiana Finet & Gagnep. Clematis nutans Becket
Clematis nutans var. thyrsoidea
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. rehderiana is a large deciduous climber with mature mauvish-brown stems and leaves pinnately divided into serrate, oval leaflets. Velvety, bell-shaped pale yellow flowers 2cm in length with reflexed tips and greenish-brown stamens are borne in 9cm long panicles, and are sweetly scented. Flowers midsummer to early autumn
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 West-facing or North-facing or East-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, 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
Propagate by seed, layering or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Clematis pruning: group three
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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