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Mountain Clematis

Clematis montana

Also known as

Himalayan Clematis, Anemone Clematis

Clematis montana in bloom - - 1267821 by Jonathan Billinger (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A close up of a Clematis montana flower on a plant
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A photo of Mountain Clematis
A photo of Mountain Clematis

Mountain Clematis Overview

Clematis montana is a deciduous, early flowering, very vigorous, large climbing species in the Ranunculaceae family. Foliage is divided into a trifoliate arrangement comprised of 3 leaflets, these are coloured dark green. In late spring to early summer it produces white-pink flowers measuring to up 7cm across. These are followed by attractive fluffy seed heads in autumn. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Mountain Clematis

How to harvest Mountain Clematis

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Mountain Clematis


Take semi-hardwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in late summer or early autumn.


Layer late in winter or early in spring.

Special features of Mountain Clematis

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Mountain Clematis

Climber, hardiness. Spring interest.


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