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Which Clematis


I wish to purchase a Clematis to grow up an arch which already as a Rose growing up one side and slightly across top.

The Rose flowers from April (ish) so I would like a small early flowering Clematis with plenty of blooms (which most seem to have) which will display prior to the Rose

Any ideas which ???


  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Posts: 3,845

    What colour is your rose Dogbowl?  have you thought of honeysuckle as well?

    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • Green MagpieGreen Magpie Posts: 806

    I can't think of a clematis that flowers so early, except perhaps clematis cirrhosa "Freckles" or similar, which have sporadic flowers from autumn to spring, but are quite subtle and delicate, not very colourful.

  • DogbowlDogbowl Posts: 88

    I have seen a Clematis that was in flower early in spring with orange / pink flowers and loads of colour. It was in a pub car park and it was covering their sign. I might pop and and take a cutting ( yes I will ask first )

    Would love to include an Honeysuckle But don't think there's enough for ALL 3 ???

  • Green MagpieGreen Magpie Posts: 806

    The very vigorous types (species clematis, I think I mean) such as Montana and Armandii flower quite early. but they can get a bit out of hand and might not be manageable on an arch with a rose.

  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    I can't even think of a rose that flowers that early! What is it?

  • Green MagpieGreen Magpie Posts: 806

    PS: and I don't think even they flower until about May.

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