Clematis montana Lilacina

Lilacina clematis

Clematis montana 'Lilacina' is a fast growing, non-evergreen climber which produces masses of amazing, intense vanilla-scented, small pale pink flowers during May, the fragrance of which can be enjoyed around the garden.

Clematis montana 'Lilacina' was raised by Victor Lemoine of Nancy, France.

How to grow

This Clematis is ideal for covering walls, fences, or unsightly buildings providing adequate support is in place.

Lilacina characteristics


  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Height after 10 years: Over 8m / 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: France
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Flowering month: May
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous