Clematis flammula L.

Semi-evergreen or deciduous climber with star-shaped, heavily-scented white flowers, 3cm across, freely produced in panicle-like cymes in summer and autumn, followed by silky seed heads.  To 6m.  [RHSE, Hortus, Hilliers’].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Cultivated in England since 1596.  [PD].  Saint-Hilaire pl.392/1831.

History at Camden Park

Listed in all published catalogues [T.321/1843].


Published Mar 05, 2010 - 09:58 AM | Last updated Jul 29, 2010 - 05:54 PM

Figured is a climber with 3-palmate leaves and upright panicle of small white flowers.  Saint-Hilaire pl.392, 1831.

Clematis flammula L. | Saint-Hilaire pl.392/1831 | BHL

More details about Clematis flammula L.
Family Ranunculaceae
Region of origin

Southern Europe and north Africa

Common Name

Sweet-scented virgin?s bower

Name in the Camden Park Record

Clematis flammula 

Confidence level high