Clematis montana Freda

This moderately fast growing Clematis is ideal for covering an unsightly wall, fence or building as it requires maximum support or grown up a trellis, pergola or over an archway.

Clematis montana 'Freda' bears the most beautiful deep pink flowers, opening almost red during the late spring and early summer against bronze tinted, green leaves. Less vigorous the Clematis montana 'Rubens' making this the ideal choice for the smaller garden.

Clematis montana 'Freda' was raised by Freda Deacon of Woodbridge, Suffolk, England ad introduced by Jim Fisk of Fisk's Clematis Nursery, Suffolk, England.

Freda characteristics


  • Attractive features: Summer foliage colour
  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 5m-8m / 16ft-25ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: 3m-4m / 10ft-13ft


  • Cold hardiness (RHS): H4 (to -10C)
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (8) 10F / -12C


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Flowering month: May
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous