Clematis cirrhosa var purpurescens Freckles Clematis cirrhosa var purpurescens Freckles
Clematis cirrhosa var purpurescens Freckles
Clematis cirrhosa var purpurescens Freckles

Clematis cirrhosa var purpurescens 'Freckles'

Subtle spotted blooms and gorgeous evergreen foliage make this clematis a garden must-have.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
  • Winter flowering clematis to brighten up your garden with flowers from November through to spring
  • A lovely variety with speckled, nodding blooms
  • Deep green lustrous foliage that looks great the whole year round
  • Easy to care for and needs no pruning - plant anywhere that gets winter sun
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot
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Product Description

Brighten up your garden in the dreary winter months with this fabulous evergreen, winter flowering Clematis 'Freckles'. Its dainty nodding blooms make an appearance when the garden can be at its bleakest and are an uplifting and cheery sight indeed!

Easy to care for and needs no pruning so can be planted anywhere where the sun reaches - even in the most inaccessible spots.

Clematis Cirrhosa 'Freckles' is a vigorous evergreen climber with attractive, 3-lobed, dark green leaves that shine with a bronze glow through the winter. The pale-yellow nodding flowers are heavily speckled with maroon and are produced from late autumn right through to spring and are followed with attractive, silky seed heads.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for immediate planting - or if you prefer you can pot it on into a 1L pot ready for growing on and planting out the following year.

 

What Is Supplied

Item 550221 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot ready for planting out. Fl November - May, H2.5m x W1m

Plant Information

Top Tips

Plant with the crown of the plant 5-8cm deep to encourage new shoots to grow from below ground level. Clematis prefer to have their roots cool, so try and plant so that the roots are shaded. If you are planting in a sunny position, place some pieces of slate or flat stones on the soil after planting or use groundcover plants to keep the roots out of the heat.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for Clematis 'Freckles':

  • If planting by a wall or fence - the hole should be dug approx. 12in (30cm) away from its base.
  • If planting by a tree - plant about 2 feet (60cm) away from the trunk leaning the cane of the clematis towards the support.
  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill once the clematis is in place.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots and sprinkle with Mycorrhizal fungi to help plants establish quicker.
  • Plant with the crown of the plant 5-8cm deep to encourage new shoots to grow from below ground level.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling) and firm in the soil, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well

 

Aftercare Advice for Clematis 'Freckles':

  • Feed in spring with a general-purpose feed, avoiding the stems. Mulch immediately afterwards with organic matter such as well-rotted manure, lea mould or garden compost.
  • Water regularly during periods of dry weather in the first few seasons after planting, especially for container plants.
  • Clematis in pots should be given a liquid feed through the summer and early autumn.

 

Pruning Advice for Clematis cirrhosa:

  • No regular pruning is required, just remove any dead, damaged or diseases stems before cutting back to a pair of buds to maintain shape. Prune immediately after flowering in mid- to late spring when the danger of frost has passed.

 

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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
250cm
100cm
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Clematis cirrhosa var purpurescens 'Freckles'
Clematis cirrhosa var purpurescens 'Freckles'
9cm Pot
Item: 550221
Only £9.99