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Clematis x aromatica

Old Man's Beard

Hardy Perennial

  • Attractive, vigorous climber
  • Superb fragrance
Prominent creamy stamens contrast beautifully with the slender violet- blue flowers of this graceful climber. Throughout summer the striking star shaped blooms exude a superb fragrance. This vigorous species will quickly cover walls and fences, and can be pruned to almost ground level each year, making maintenance extremely easy! Height: 2.5m (8'). Spread: 90cm (36"). Supplied in a 7cm pot. Pruning group 3.

Try growing in our new Tower Pot™ for a superb display!

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How to grow Clematis

Ideal For:
walls and fences
Flowering Period:
August, September
sun or semi shade
    • 1 clematis plant in 7cm pot

    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • £9.99
    • 1 clematis plant in 7cm pot + 1 Tower Pot™

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    • £24.98
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Grow clematis in sunny borders in any moist, well drained soil. Clematis plants particularly dislike dry soils so add plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost to improve moisture retention in summer. Plant clematis with the top of the rootball positioned 7.5cm (3") below soil level, to encourage new shoots to form from the base of the plant. Be sure to provide the twining stems with an appropriate support, such as trellis or wires attached to fences and pergolas. Alternatively grow clematis up freestanding plant frames in patio containers. When planting in containers, use a soil based compost such as John Innes No.3.
Feed and water frequently throughout the growing season. In late autumn, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant. When pruning Clematis aromatica remember that it flowers on the current year's growth. In spring, simply cut back all of the previous year's growth to a pair of strong buds at the base of the plant.
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
  1. Rubbish!

    By Jenny Wade 08-07-2016

    For a start it is pink, not purple and has no scent whatsoever!


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