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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. recta is a clump-forming herbaceous perennial. Dark green or bluish-green leaves are composed of leaflets and white star-shaped scented flowers are borne in large terminal panicles from early to late summer and have an airy appearance
S & C Europe
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
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAlkaline, Neutral, Acid
Time to ultimate height
Plant in a moisture-retentive, well-drained soil. Keep the base of the plant and roots cool and shaded by other plants or a layer of pebbles or flat stones at the base. Plant with the crown of the clematis at soil level. Mulch in late winter with garden compost or well-rotted manure, avoiding the immediate crown. Ideal for a border where it can be supported by other plants
Propagate by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds Underplanting of Roses and Shrubs
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 3. Treat more like a herbaceous perennial, taking all stems to ground level just before growth starts in spring
Pests Young shoots may be troubled by aphids and caterpillars; petals can be eaten by earwigs
Usually trouble free
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