Clematis × triternata 'Rubromarginata'
clematis (group 3)
- Position: full sun or partial shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained, neutral soil
- Rate of growth: fast-growing
- Flowering period: July to September
- Flower colour: rosy-purple
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Masses of delicious, marzipan-scented, rosy-purple flowers fading to white at the base of the petals from July to September. This vigorous, late flowering clematis looks lovely scrambling over a garden wall, pergola or arch in full sun or partial shade. Plant near entrances or paths, where the fragrance can be appreciated.
- Garden care: In early spring cut back the previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds about 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground-level and apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant, avoiding the immediate crown.
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Q:I have planted several clematis this year and all doing well. Some are early flowerers and some late. They were planted with lots of compost. Should I feed them this season or wait till next spring?Asked on 1/6/2015 by Plant mad granny from Surrey
It really depends on what you planted them with - and how long they have been in as different fertilisers release their nutrients at different rates. If however you have not used anything apart from some composted organic matter, and they have been in the ground for several weeks, then you could give them a feed of something like Vitax Q4.Answered on 2/6/2015 by Helen from crocus
Q:I have had a couple of these plants for over 10 years and rate them very highly for the scent and coverage. I had to remove one due to building works and now the second one looks rather poorly. Last year it did not grow so vigorously and this year it looked a little healthier but has now gone brown and dead. Any thoughts on the cause? Also is it wise to try another to replace it?Asked on 7/27/2014 by Clem Maitlis from Warrington
It is difficult to say what could be causing this from your description, however if it was near the building works, it may have been caused by changes in soil levels or some form of soil contamination from the building products. If you are confident that it is not the latter, then there would be no reason why you could not replace it.Answered on 7/29/2014 by helen from crocus
Q:Is this the same plant as Clematis Aromatica? This variety was on my Wish List but it has recently disappeared completely and this is the only one now listed that matches it in terms of appearance, scent etc.Asked on 8/17/2013 by Lotty from York
Unfortunately we don't sell Clematis 'Aromatica' now but Clematis × triternata 'Rubromarginata' is very similar with the lovely scented flowers, but could grow larger to 6m x 2m approx eventually.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 8/19/2013 by Georgina from Crocus
Q:Vigorous climbing plants
Hi, I am looking for rapid growing climbers (evergreen and non-evergreen) that I can grow through trees without harming the host trees. The planting site is as follows:- -East facing but ultimately the aerial part of the growth will be facing west - Shaded at the base where the young plant will be started i.e.roots in shade but tip of young plant showing above adjacent hardstanding car park - Moist well draining soil Can you recommend some varieties? Many thanks, RogerAsked on 4/12/2010 by Roger Pirrie
A:Hello Roger, There are several that might be worth considering - here are some of the best. Clematis x triternata Rubromarginata http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/clematis/normal-flowers/clematis-%C3%97-triternata-rubromarginata/classid.1000000212/ Clematis montana Pink Perfection http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/clematis/normal-flowers/clematis-montana-var.-rubens-pink-perfection/classid.903/ Clematis montana var grandiflora http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/clematis/normal-flowers/clematis-montana-var.-grandiflora/classid.905/ Clematis tangutica http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/clematis/bell-shaped-flowers/clematis-tangutica-/classid.917/ Lonicera japonica Halliana http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/honeysuckle/lonicera-japonica-halliana/classid.1678/ Lonicera periclymenum Serotina http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/climbers/honeysuckle/lonicera-periclymenum-serotina/classid.1685/ I hope this gives you a few ideas. Helen Plant DoctorAnswered on 4/12/2010 by Crocus Helpdesk
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