Clematis florida 'Alba Plena' 


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Genus: Clematis

Common Name: Clematis 'Alba Plena'

Latin Name: Clematis florida 'Alba Plena'

Variety: 'Alba Plena'

Family Name: Ranunculaceae

Plant Description:

Produces beautiful double rosette-like creamy white flowers 8 - 10cm across from June to early autumn. Each flower has many layers of sepals with a distinctive green bar on the reverse side. The layers unfurl slowly in succession and die back slowly in succession too so that individual flowers last for many weeks. The blossoms are produced on the plant's new wood (this season's growth). Not fully frost hardy so needs a sheltered south-facing position in the garden with some frost protection, or is very suitable for cultivation in containers.


Latin Name Explanation:

From the greek word 'klema' meaning vine branch. Refers to the vine-like habit of many of the species.


Preferred Aspect: Sun (partial shade)

Height: 1.5 - 2.5m

Spread: 1.5m

Form: Deciduous

Hardiness: Frost Tender


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Specific Planting:

Clematis can be planted at any time of the year provided the ground is not frozen. However, the ideal times to plant are spring or autumn. If you have purchased a plant in early spring, it is probably a wise precaution to ensure the soft growth is hardened off before planting. Stand the plant in a sheltered position during the day and take under cover overnight. You do not need to provide any heat. Continue for about two weeks making sure the compost is kept moist but not over-wet. In the garden situation clematis like moist, well-drained soil. If your soil is very clayey it is worth adding some coarse grit to improve drainage in the area to be planted. Always remember to water the clematis well before planting. If planting by a wall or fence, prepare a hole approx. 30 cm away from the base. If planting close to a tree or shrub, planting on the north side will help shade the clematis roots. If you want your clematis to scramble over a shrub, dig the planting hole just outside the outer branches. Always dig a large hole, at least twice the width of the pot the plant is growing in and half as deep again. Break up the soil at the bottom and add some well rotted organic matter - compost, leaf mould or decayed manure. A handful of bonemeal can also be forked in. Carefully remove the clematis and its supporting cane from the container and lower carefully into position avoiding damage to any of the plant's stems. Ensure the surface of the root ball is 7.5cm below the level of the surrounding soil. Fill in the area around the roots with a mixture of equal parts soil and potting compost and firm. Top up the remaining space with soil. Firm again. Place some more of the organic material around the base of the clematis as a mulch, keeping it away from the plant's stems. Keep well watered, particularly if planted in late spring and early summer. If you have chosen a hot, sunny position for the plant, placing stones or bark chippings around the base will shade the roots and help keep them moist and cool. This clematis is also suitable for growing in a container. A wood, stone or terracotta pot will provide better protection for the roots against heat and cold than a plastic one. The container should be a minimum of 45cm deep and 30-45cm wide. Good drainage holes are essential to prevent roots becoming waterlogged. Placing plenty of crocks or gravel at the base of the pot and raising it off the ground will also help in this respect. Plant the clematis in a rich, moisture-retentive but free-draining compost. Soil based compost (such as John Innes No 3) with perlite or horticultural grit and humus added is ideal. It is important from the outset to ensure the plant has proper supports to cling to as it grows. If it is blown around the roots can be damaged.


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Propagation


Softwood Cuttings for Clematis



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