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Clematis montana Mayleen

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Vigorous variety and long flowering

A quick growing climber, Mayleen is covered in vanilla-scented satin-pink ruffled flowers from April to June. The bronze tinted leaves make a great contrast to the flowers. Perfect for growing on a trellis or over fences.

Where?

Happiest growing in part shade, in a moist, well-drained, neutral or chalky soil.

How?

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. Prune lightly after flowering aiming to simply remove dead flower heads.

Pruning Group 1.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Clematis, Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 910 cm - 1200 cm
Plant width 310 cm - 400 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 1060 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Part shade, 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 Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From March to September