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Clematis Montana 'Broughton Star' produces gorgeous two-tone pink flowers from May-June. Each bloom is double or semi-double, the inner petals are a deep plum-red and the outer a paler plum-pink. They contrast beautifully with the young bronze-tinged foliage that matures to a dark green.
Give it something to climb up or along and you will not be disappointed with the display. Less vigorous than other Montana varieties, Broughton Star is unlikely to reach heights of above 5m and it is the combination of beautiful flowers and tidy habit that earned it an RHS Award of Garden Merit
Clematis Montana 'Broughton Star' will perform best with its roots in deep, moist soil and its head in the sun. Give it a supporting structure to climb up (a south-west or east-facing wall/fence or medium height tree) and shade the roots with groundcover plants or woodchip mulch.
Carries the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Aphids and caterpillars are fond of the young shoots
Follow planting instructions to minimize the risk of clematis wilt
All clematis can be affected by Clematis slime flux, a bacterial infection of damaged tissue that can kill large specimens almost overnight. Can be pruned out if spotted early.
This variety was bred by Vince and Sylvia Denny in the UK. It is named after their parish in Lancashire and it received the British Clematis Society Certificate of Merit in 1998.
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