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WillsWills Posts: 262

Hi Folks I have 3 fence panels hite 8 feet  & 9 feet wide I am looking for a Montana that is summer flowering white flowers & scented can any one recommend any that I can have  look at also how many Montana's will I need to cover the fence panels.



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,232

    Montana are among the first to flower. I would call them spring flowering. One would cover that space, I have one that goes up 20ft into a hawthorn.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,232

    If you go to Taylors clematis website, you can search by colour. They give a lot of info regarding size and spread, and flowering times.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,232

    Sarah Raven recommends Clematis montana wilsonii, for perfumed white flowers, flowering in May.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,918

    I'd agree with fidget's advice - montanas aren't particularly scented although they do have a slight fragrance. You'll often get another small flush of flowers in late summer/early autumn but they don't flower in summer.

    One plant would cover that area within a few years, but you may want to add a couple of different varieties for summer and into autumn to give a succession of flowers. Taylor's have one of the best sites for info image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • WillsWills Posts: 262

    Thanks for your replies I will have a look at the web sites you have recommended image & philippa will have a look at armandiiimage

  • WillsWills Posts: 262

    Hi Verdun will have a look image

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,536

    wills, why not grow C. Montana with sweet peas for summer colour / scent growing through it?

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,580

    If you don't mind mauve flowers then Betty Corning flowers July to September and is scented with bell shaped flowers. I love it. Miss Christine is a white scented Montana, flowering May and June.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,900

    I was told by my Clematis supplier to plant my montanas ten feet from where I want them to flower so the sweet pea idea is a good one. They'll fill the "gap" at the bottom and you get the fragrance. (I'm going to steal that one!)image

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