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Clematis and Passionflower together?

Hi
I have a clematis armandii and a passionflower amethyst which I though would look nice together along the fence at the side of my garden (it’s approx SSW facing) & I’m in Kent, UK (passionflowers grow here). 
I understand that they are both evergreen and the clematis should flower before the passionflower...is this correct?

Im generally wondering if this is a good idea or not, to plant them nearish to each other so that they intertwine? 
I’ve read that the passionflower  could be too aggressive? 

Any thoughts gratefully received.
many thanks
Nic

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,273
    Just 'bumping' this thread up for you @Nicbunting :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hi
    Anyone got any thoughts on this? 
    I’m thinking about just giving it a go and seeing what happens! 
    Thanks!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,273
    Bumping it again
    I thought someone might be able to offer @Nicbunting some help with this.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • GartenerGartener South EastPosts: 99
    I would advise against Passion flower because:
    1. It is indeed too aggressive and takes over everything around it.
    2. It dies back (to most part) during winter and every spring you have to untangle it and tidy up, which is a bother if you ve planted it with other climbers.
    3. The flowers are smaller in size, than what you would expect from seeing the pics. They aren’t that showy either and you mostly see the green foliage.
    4. No fragrance.

    2 years ago i bought one from Morissons 3£ isle and in the same year it had overtaken my climbing rose and honeysuckle on an arch. Now thinking of getting rid of it..
  • @Gartener thanks for the tips. 
    Really good point re having to untangle. I’ve already bought both & planted the clematis, and I was thinking of just giving the passionflower a go with it...but I think I’ll plant elsewhere. 
    I really like both plants, but prob best to give the clematis the best chance by keeping the passionflower away I think!
    Thank you!!
  • Fairygirl said:
    Bumping it again
    I thought someone might be able to offer @Nicbunting some help with this.  :)
    Thank you!!! 😌
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,273
    Glad we got there in the end @Nicbunting ;)
    I had a feeling passionflowers were a bit unruly, but as I don't grow them, it was impossible for me to advise. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • @Fairygirl thanks for your help! 
    They’re so pretty though & ive seen them growing wild down here (Kent). I’ve decided to put it in a pot for now with some cane structure support I’ll make! 
    Thanks!
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