Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Clematis cirrhosa 'Freckles'
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Item #: 8051
Zones: 7b to 9b, at least
Height: 240" tall
Origin: Mediterranean Europe
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
This Balearic Islands form of the winter-flowering clematis was a seed selection from the UK's clematis guru, Ray Evison. Introduced in 1989, Clematis 'Freckles' goes completely dormant in the summer months and only begins re-leafing in early October...flowering begins a few weeks later. The glossy dark green leaves serve as the perfect backdrop for the 2" pendulous cream flowers that are heavily speckled with red-purple. The delightful seed heads remain on the plant for long periods after flowering. Although it is native in scrubby woodlands, we have found a sunny western exposure works best. Clematis flowers attract hummingbirds.
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