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Clematis flammula

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C. flammula C. flammula

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Clematis flammula is a deciduous climber growing to 4 m. It is in leaf in March, in flower from August to October, and the seeds ripen from October to January. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by bees, flies. It is suitable for light, medium and heavy soils and prefers well-drained soil. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerate strong winds but not maritime exposure. Plants are hardy to about -15°C. The leafstalks wrap themselves around twigs and branches for support. When a side of the stalk touches an object, the growth on that side slows down whilst the other side grows at its normal rate - this causes the leaf stalk to entwine the object it is touching. When planting out, in order to avoid the disease 'clematis wilt', it is best to plant the rootball about 8 cm deeper in the soil. This will also serve to build up a good root crown of growth buds.

A very ornamental plant, the flowers are very fragrant. They have a pronounced smell of meadowsweet, almost too powerful when inhaled close-up. They are produced on the current season's growth and so any pruning of the plant is best carried out in the spring before new growth begins. Plants seem to be immune to the predations of rabbits. This species is notably resistant to honey fungus. Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Sow stored seed as soon as it is obtained in a cold frame. Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm water and remove as much of the tail and outer coat as possible. A period of cold stratification is beneficial. The seed germinates in 1 - 9 months or more at 20°C. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in a cold frame for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.

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