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Clematis 'Paul Farges'

Hardy Shrub

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Masses of snowflake-like flowers

Flowers from June to September

RHS award-winner

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Clematis ‘Paul Farges’ creates a dreamy picture of billowing mounds covered in an enormous abundance of snowflake-like flowers. It’s perfect for following up on early-flowering montana varieties, usefully extending the season by flowering from June to September. This old cultivar instantly evokes romantic cottage-gardens. It’s very vigorous and requires room to scramble, but its light green foliage and wiry stems lends it a light and airy habit despite its size. It’s great for covering eyesores, scrambling over large walls, pergolas or trees and can even be used as groundcover. Its relaxed habit suits informal gardens and wild areas where the abundant flowers will hum with busy bees.

Throughout summer it is smothered in star-like, fragrant, creamy-white flowers about 4-5cm in diameter. Each flower is composed of 4-6 narrow recurving petals. At the centre is a puff of feathery stamens which remain an attractive feature long after the petals have fallen. RHS AGM. Pruning group 3.

Ultimate height: 4m (157in) to 6m (236in). Ultimate spread: 1.5m to 2.5m (98in).

Height Up to 600cm (236in)
Spread Up to 250cm (98in)

Hardy Shrub

patiowalls and fencescottage gardens

sun or semi shadeshade

Flowering Months
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1 x 1.7 Litre Potted Plant (KF1701)

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 and water frequently throughout the growing season. This variety of clematis flowers in late summer on the current year’s growth. Pruning should be undertaken in spring before active growth begins. When pruning group 3 Clematis, cut back all of the previous year’s stems to a pair of healthy buds at around 20cm (8") above ground level. 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.

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