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Clematis Albina Plena

Clematis 'Albina Plena'

Compact form with unusual flowers

A lovely twining or cascading climber with pretty fresh green leaves, perfect for the smaller garden. Despite its delicate appearance it is tough, vigorous and extremely hardy. Delicate nodding flowers with narrow white tepals and white petal-like stamens and golden anthers within the centre of each flower appear in late spring and early summer, these are followed by silky seed heads. Flowers before many of the large flowered clematis, so perfect to extend the season.


Plant in sun or partial shade to grow over a low wall, short obelisk or left to scramble over low shrubs, or even over paving or gravel. Perfect for a large pot. 


Grows on any well-drained soil. If growing in a pot use a loam-based compost. Prune lightly after flowering aiming to simply remove dead flower heads.

RHS pruning group 1

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering April - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 150 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support. The top of the rootball needs to be 8cm below the level of the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Mulch with bark chippings or stones to keep the roots cool.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds, Patio container, City garden, Courtyard garden, Ideal for walls & trellis & arches & pergolas

Typically available

From March to September