This highly desirable, vigorous, deciduous climber grows on the Mediterranean island of Corfu, where it bears a heavy crop of very fragrant, pure white flowers in panicles up to 12 inches long, which open over the whole plant, and later become fluffy seed-heads, from August to October. With more densely produced flowers, and much smaller delicate leaves than Clematis vitalba, it makes a superb cloak for anything less beautiful. Most seeds produced are fluffy and sterile but these are good.
Sow seeds at any time onto a good soil-based compost covering seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. We recommend germinating at 15 to 20 degrees C. Germination may be very slow, perhaps 2-3 months, or sometimes much longer, and these seeds may sometimes wait for spring before emerging. Grow on individual seedlings in 3 inch pots before finally planting with climbing support in a well-drained spot or very large pot.
Common name:Sweet-scented virgin's bower
Packet Content:12 (Approx)