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Clematis 'Advent Bells'

C. napaulensis x C. cirrhosa ‘Freckles’ | Old Man's Beard

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A unique winter-flowering Clematis hybrid

Evergreen foliage

Vigorous growth habit

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Clematis ‘Advent Bells’ is an exciting cross between C. napaulensis x C. cirrhosa ‘Freckles’. This new hybrid combines the best features of both its parents – an evergreen, winter flowering Clematis with superb vigour and hardiness to -10C (14F). Nodding blooms emerge in November and light up the dark winter days right through to January. Each flower is creamy white with the inside heavily speckled with red. This strong growing winter Clematis is perfect for training up walls and fences, or growing over an obelisk on the patio. Height: 5m (15’). Spread: 3m (10’). Pruning group: 1.

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Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 500cm (196in)
Spread Up to 150cm (60in)

Hardy Shrub

patiowalls and fencescottage gardens

sun or semi shade

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Flowering Months


2 x 7cm potted plants (KB1036)
1 x 7cm potted plant (KB1026)

When planting clematis, choose a position in sun or semi-shade and plant the climber deeply in moist, fertile, well drained soil. Position the top of the rootball at a depth of 7.5cm (3”) below soil level, to encourage new shoots to form from the base of the plant. Clematis dislike soils that are particularly wet or dry. Such soils can be improved by the addition of plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost. When growing clematis in patio containers use a soil based compost such as John Innes No.3. Train clematis plants onto a suitable support such as trellis, wires or a freestanding climbing frame.
Feed occasionally and water frequently throughout the growing season. Too much feed will result in fewer flowers on this particular variety. This variety of clematis flowers in late winter and early spring on the previous year’s growth. Pruning should be undertaken in summer, after flowering. When pruning a Group 1 Clematis, remove any damaged or dead stems entirely before cutting back the remaining stems to a pair of healthy buds to maintain the plant within its allotted space. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant in order to protect the roots and conserve soil moisture.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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