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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.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,161

    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.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,161

    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.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,161

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

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198

    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

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  • 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: 32,431

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

    Devon.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,196

    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
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    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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