Clematis ‚Albina Plena‘ is a crossing between C. fauriei and C. sibirica by Magnus Johnson in 1982.
Atragene clematis forms have lantern-shaped flowers. They are one of the first clematis to flower in the spring.
C. ‚Albina Plena‘ is usually not more than 4 metres tall, with white double flowers about 5cm wide. Looking at a close up of the flowers you can see the detail of the speckling on the flowers round the point where the sepals meet the flower stalk. If you look to one of the parents, C. sibirica you also see a red ring in the same place.
C. ‚Albina Plena‘ is a deciduous climber and is a floriferous and reliable small clematis. The flowers appear in mid spring to early summer. It requires full sun to partial shade. Prune or tidy up after bloom or cut back hard soon after bloom to revitalize. This cultivar belongs to Pruning Group 1. The white flowers of C. ‚Albina Plena‘ are very attractive when we have not so many flowers in the garden. C. ‚Albina Plena‘ is very hardy; zone 3-9.
You must also place alpinas in an uncrowded place in the garden so that you can see the flowers because the flowers do not stand very far out of the many leaves.