Clematis - Montana 'Grandiflora'
About Clematis Montana 'Grandiflora':Clematis Montana 'Grandiflora' produces a dazzling show of pure white blooms in late spring (May-June). Flowers (up to 7cm in diameter) are simple and elegant - 4 white petals arranged in cruciform around yellow anthers at the centre.
The variety is listed as unscented, but in full sun a delicate fragrance can be detected. A vigorous and very hardy perennial, this deciduous climber is perfect for exposed sites. Can reach a maximum height of 12m.
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Great for your garden:Clematis Montana 'Grandiflora' will perform best with its roots in deep, moist soil and its head in the sun. It will tolerate any aspect and takes exposed sites and coastal breezes in its stride. Perfect for smothering fences or walls where nothing else will grow with a beautiful screen of white blossom. Give it plenty of room - it likes to stretch its legs.
Carries the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Clematis Montana 'Grandiflora' characteristics:
Look out for:Aphids and caterpillars are fond of the young shoots
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.
Blooms can develop a greenish tint in shade/cold weather.
Trivia:Introduced from North India around 1844, the RHS AGM was awarded to Montana 'Grandiflora' in 1993. Chartwell House, the family home and garden of Sir Winston Churchill, has a fine display of Montana Grandiflora.
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