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Clematis Frankie

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The flowers have attractive white petaloid stamens that are revealed as the tepals unfurl to show a full inner white skirt with delicate blue edges. Flowers appear in abundance from mid to late spring over a background of mid-green leaves. As the flowering period ends, the blooms are replaced with ornamental, fluffy seed-heads for additional interest.

A stunning Clematis when allowed to cascade over a pergola, wall or fence. Also a recipient of the prestigious Royal horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit for its outstanding qualities.


Height: 1.8 to 2.4m
Group: Atragene
Pruning Group: PG. 1
Flower Colour: Mid-blue
Flower Size: ~5.0cm
Flowering Period: Mid to late spring
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Raised by Frank Meecham of the UK and introduced in 1991


Pruning will help keep your clematis vines healthy.  Pruning the dense tangle of stems opens the remaining shoots to air and light which encourages healthy growth and reduces the incidence of rot and disease.

Group 1 Clematis flower in spring on growth from the previous year. Prune your Group 1 clematis when they have finished blooming. This will allow the new stems more time to grow and set buds for next years display.

Group 1 clematis typically need very little pruning and how much you remove is dependant upon the varieties vigour.  The highly vigorous varieties  such as C. armandii can be cut back heavily whereas the slower growing varieties such as C. alpina and C.macropetala will need very little pruning.  C.montana can be reluctant to res-route after being cut-back so avoid cutting these back to the old wood.