This large double-flowered white Clematis blooms on old wood in early summer and then again with semi-double blossoms later in the season on new wood. It is more compact than most, reaching only 6′-8′ tall with support. It can also be used as a trailing plant.
It belongs to pruning group 2 which means light pruning after flowering is recommended. The best time to prune is late winter. Dead and weak shoots should be removed and the remaining shoots cut back to 6-9 inches above a couple of well-developed buds.
‘Duchess of Edinburgh’ owes its existence to George Jackman and his son, George Jackman II, who began clematis hybridizing efforts in England in 1858. Their first successful introduction was Clematis ‘Jackmanii’. ‘Duchess of Edinburgh’ was part of that breeding line and introduced by the Jackman Nursery in 1875.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21262
Found in Portal,
On the left hand post while looking down the garden.
We acquired this plant from Farmington Gardens.