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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 cirrhosa 'Freckles'
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
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
'Freckles' is a large evergreen climber with divided, lobed and toothed glossy dark green leaves tinged bronze in winter. Flowers 5cm in width, pale yellow heavily speckled with maroon within, during late autumn, winter or early spring. Good silky seed-heads
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
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Time to ultimate height
A cultivar for a warm, sheltered position, it thrives in any fertile, well-drained soil and 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
Propagate by layering
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Clematis pruning: group one
Pests Young shoots may be troubled by slugs, aphids and caterpillars; petals can be eaten by earwigs
Generally disease free
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