Raised by Jackmans in 1958, Clematis montana var. rubens ‘Elizabeth’ holds its own against modern varieties and has been given the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM). Its satiny, pale pink, vanilla-scented flowers are borne from late spring to early summer, contrasting beautifully with the bronze-tinged, dark green foliage. A vigorous grower, it will quickly cover large supports such as pergolas or walls.
Grow Clematis montana var. rubens ‘Elizabeth’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sin to partial shade. Like all early-flowering clematis, Clematis montana var. rubens ‘Elizabeth’ falls into Pruning Group One. Simply remove dead or damaged growth after flowering.