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Bagpuss57Bagpuss57 Posts: 256
Hi there, please can anyone help me with a question that's been on my mind for some time about clematis Montana. I keep seeing everywhere around this time of year so many houses, trellises etc absolutely covered in clematis. I have since worked out it's clematis Montana but is it a silly question to ask if this actual clematis has a name rather than just it's type? My mum is convinced there are lots of clematis Montana's and gave me one a while ago (what she says is a Montana) but it's been two years and it's definitely not a fast grower! I would really like to get this one (see photo below) to cover my trellis. Can anyone help with its name and where I can get one (not online) I am in the Somerset county. If I get one this year how quickly will it establish and cover the trellis? 


  • LynLyn Posts: 22,004
    edited May 2018
    There are several different Montana’s, that’s the collective name.
    they take a few years to get to that size, they get their roots established first. I think it would be too big on an arch, they’re betterleft to ramble and scramble over sheds or in trees or along fences.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,169
    Clematis montana is a species of clematis.
    Various cultivated varieties have been developed from that

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Bagpuss57Bagpuss57 Posts: 256
    Thanks for clearing that up. But Does anyone know what this one is? It's obviously popular as it's everywhere down here in the south West of the country. It would look good along my fence or going over my outhouse if it's too rampant for a trellis! I just need to find it's name so I can find where to get it. 
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    I don’t know, but you could always try knocking on a door and asking the owner, I’m sure they wouldn’t mind! Good luck in your search!
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Looks a lot like this one 
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    It was called Mayleen
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Also saw one called Montana Rubens Summer Flower
  • Bagpuss57Bagpuss57 Posts: 256
    Thanks I'll look up those varieties and see. It's a start anyway. 
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,940
    Yes, agree that it's 'Mayleen', according to Google search images...
    East Anglia, England
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