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Clematis montana Marjorie

Genus: Clematis.

Species: Clematis montana.

Bought Binny Plants 26 October 2013
Introduced in 1980, 'Marjorie' was the first of the semi-double montana clematis. It does best in a warmer site in full sun as its creamy pink flowers sometimes turn a greenish pink colour in cold weather. A more compact plant than many of the others of this type, it is suitable for smaller gardens. Like all early-flowering clematis, it requires little pruning other than the removal of any dead or damaged growth after flowering. Large plants make suddenly die off for no apparent reason. This is usually due to a condition called slime flux. This is caused by an injury to the stem early in the season. The sap leaks out becomes infected with bacteria. Cut out infected stems, pruning back to good wood even if this involves going down to ground level.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Clematis

Species: montana

Cultivar: var. rubens 'Marjorie

Plant type: Deciduous climber

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 800cm

Spread: 180cm

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