Clematis cirrhosa Lansdowne Gem

An evergreen Clematis originating from the Mediterranean. Clematis cirrhosa 'Lansdowne Gem' produces small, nodding, bell-shaped, wine-red flowers with creamy, lime-green centres during the late winter from December to February. This wonderful climber with its delicately cut shiny green leaves will flower whether given some sun or a lot of sun and can be grown against a trellis, garden fence, wall, arches, pillars, pergolas or simply allowed to ramble away amongst the border with adequate support.

Clematis cirrhosa 'Landsdowne Gem' was discovered in 1995 by Michael Jerard of Christchurch, New Zealand.


Lansdowne Gem characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: Less than 1m / 3ft

Climate

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

Identification

  • Country of origin: New Zealand
  • Flower colour: Red
  • Flowering month: January February March September October November December
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Green
  • Annual cycle: Evergreen