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Clematis viticella 'Royal Velours'

Old Man's Beard

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?

Delight rich, reddish-purple flowers almost smother the deep green foliage

This magnificent cultivar is deceptively easy to grow

Fast growing

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The flowers of Clematis ‘Royal Velours' grow so profusely that they almost smother the deep green foliage. The blooms are small and bell-shaped. They have a delightful rich, reddish-purple hue, with a lovely velvet texture. The Clematis ‘Royal Velours' will give you a stunning display right through from July to September. This elegant Clematis is typical of the viticella variety - it's a fast growing, slender climber that thrives on rambling amongst mature shrubs and trees. It will happily scramble up and over pergolas or a variety of garden ornaments. This magnificent cultivar is deceptively easy to grow and will relish almost any position. Height: 4m (12'). Spread: 1.5m (5'). Pruning group: 3.

Height Up to 400cm (158in)
Spread Up to 150cm (59in)

Hardy Shrub

patiowalls and fencescottage gardens

sun or semi shadeshade

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Flowering Months


1 x 3 litre potted clematis plant (59460)
2 clematis plants in 3 litre pots (V60789P)

Grow Clematis in sheltered 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. When pruning group 3 Clematis remember that they flower 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. Afterwards, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or compost to the base of the plant.

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 £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 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.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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