• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Clematis 'Alba Luxurians' (Vt)

Clematis 'Alba Luxurians'

Clematis 'Alba Luxurians'

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  • Other common names Clematis 'Alba Luxurians'

  • Synonyms Clematis viticella 'Alba Luxurians'

  • Genus Clematis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or herbaceous perennials, mostly climbing by twining leaf-stalks, and often with showy flowers. Some have attractive fluffy seed-heads in autumn

  • Family Ranunculaceae / Ranunculaceae

  • Species 'Alba Luxurians' is a large deciduous climber with pinnate mid-green leaves tinged grey. White flowers marked and tipped green and often tinged with pale violet to 7.5cm in width have purple-black stamens. Flowers midsummer to early autumn

  • Horticultural Group Viticella Group are deciduous climbing shrubs with usually pinnate leaves, and nodding, single to double, open-bell-shaped flowers of small to medium-size, produced on the current year's growth in summer and early autumn

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Climbing

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect North-facing or South-facing or East-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureMoist but well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

  • pHAlkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    2.5-4 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Plant in a moisture-retentive, well-drained soil, with the roots and base of the plant kept cool and shaded by other plants or a layer of pebbles at the base. Plant with the crown 5?8cm (2?3in) deep to encourage new shoots to grow from below ground level

Propagation Propagate by layering or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Wall-side Borders

How to care

Pruning Pruning (Clematis) Group 3

Pests Young shoots may be troubled by aphids and caterpillars; petals can be eaten by earwigs

Diseases May suffer from Clematis slime flux. Likely to be more tolerant of clematis wilt

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