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Clematis cirrhosa var. purpurascens Freckles


Great for winter colour

From December to February, Freckles is covered in bell-shaped cream flowers freckled with maroon-red markings. These turn into fluffy seed heads in the autumn. The neat, fern-like glossy green leaves are tinged bronze in winter. This is a variety that will really stand out in your garden through the winter. Perfect against a wall, trellis or fence or in a container, with support.


Happiest in a sunny sheltered spot, in a moist well-drained soil.


Add goodness to the soil by digging in planting compost. Clematis like their roots kept cool so if they are not in the shade, cover the soil with slate or stone chippings. Use a good quality compost for container growing. This clematis is in pruning group 1. Prune lightly after flowering aiming to simply remove dead flower heads.

Pruning Group 1.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Clematis, Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flowering December - February
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 250 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 330 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Medium
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 Patio container, Garden edging

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Clematis cirrhosa freckles (2.5 l pot) £12.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From March to September