Clematis Clematis 'Buckland Beauty' (V)

☠ Toxic to humans
🐾 Toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
clematis 'Buckland Beauty'


Clematis 'Buckland Beauty' (V) is a lovely and decorative flowering plant well-known for its captivating blossoms. The plant features an array of striking flowers that are usually bell or star-shaped, making it a popular choice for gardeners looking to add visual interest to their outdoor spaces. The flowers boast a delicate and elegant appearance, with a soft color palette that commonly includes shades such as pinks, purples, reds, and whites. Each flower is composed of petals that are often attractively rounded and can sometimes exhibit a slightly ruffled or textured edge, adding to their charm. The foliage of Clematis 'Buckland Beauty' provides a lush backdrop for the blooms with leaves that possess a rich green color and a glossy sheen. The leaves typically grow in opposing pairs along the stems, and they can vary in shape from simple and elongated to more complex, divided forms that offer a fine, textured look. As the plant grows, it produces long, climbing vines that intertwine and gracefully drape over structures or climb up supports such as trellises, arbors, or fences. This climbing habit, along with its showy flowers and attractive foliage, makes it an excellent choice for vertical accents in gardens and landscaping. Caring for Clematis 'Buckland Beauty' often involves providing it with a supportive structure to climb on and ensuring it receives adequate sunlight to promote healthy growth and abundant flowering. The plant's overall appearance can vary depending on how it is trained and pruned, allowing gardeners to shape it to suit their specific garden design and aesthetic preferences.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Old Man's Beard, Traveler's Joy, Virgin's Bower, Leather Flower.

    • Common names

      Clematis 'Buckland Beauty' (V).

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Clematis can be toxic if ingested by humans. While all parts of the plant contain toxic compounds, the level of toxicity is generally considered to be low. However, if ingested, Clematis can cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and salivation. In severe cases, there might be symptoms of mouth ulcers and skin irritation upon contact. It is advisable to keep the plant out of reach of children who might accidentally consume it.

    • To pets

      Clematis, including the 'Buckland Beauty' variety, is also toxic to pets, including dogs and cats. If ingested, pets may exhibit signs of poisoning such as drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, or signs of oral irritation like pawing at the mouth. In severe cases, there may also be coordination problems or tremors. If you suspect your pet has ingested Clematis, it is important to contact a veterinarian promptly.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      6-8 feet (1.8-2.4 meters)

    • Spread

      2-4 feet (0.6-1.2 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Appeal: The Clematis 'Buckland Beauty' offers striking flowers that enhance the aesthetic of gardens and landscapes.
    • Versatility in Landscaping: It can be used for various purposes in landscaping including as a climber on trellises, walls, and arbors.
    • Seasonal Interest: Provides seasonal interest with its blooming patterns, often in the late spring to early summer, and sometimes again in the fall.
    • Attracts Wildlife: The flowers can attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, increasing biodiversity in the garden.
    • Easy Pruning: Group 2 Clematis like 'Buckland Beauty' require light pruning, making them easier to maintain for gardeners.
    • Shade for Structures: When used to climb structures, it can provide shade and cooling effects to the area beneath.
    • Variety of Growing Conditions: It adapts to a wide range of soils, as long as they are well-draining.
    • Height and Coverage: Can grow to substantial heights (up to about 2-3 meters), which is ideal for covering fences, walls, or garden features.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Clematis 'Buckland Beauty' can be used as a natural dye for fabrics, offering hues that range from light green to soft purple depending on the mordant used.
    • The strong vines of Clematis can be woven into small baskets or decorative items when dried properly.
    • Fresh or dried Clematis flowers can be incorporated into potpourri mixes for their delicate appearance and to add volume.
    • The flexible stems of young Clematis plants may be used in creating living sculptures or topiaries in gardens.
    • Clematis can be used as a subtle floral garnish in salads or desserts, although they should be used sparingly and only if known to be pesticide-free.
    • Pressed Clematis flowers can be used in artwork, adding natural beauty to handmade paper or botanical collages.
    • Dried Clematis petals can serve as a natural confetti for weddings or celebrations, offering an eco-friendly alternative to synthetic versions.
    • The plant's climbing nature allows it to be used as a natural privacy screen on balconies or patios when grown on trellises.
    • By training Clematis vines over garden fixtures, they can provide a natural cover that enhances the aesthetic of birdhouses or garden sculptures.
    • Clematis vines can be used in floral arrangements as a filler to create texture and height, giving additional support to other flowers.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The Clematis is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The Clematis is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Artistic Inspiration: Clematis often symbolizes creativity and the blossoming of ideas, which makes it a symbol of artistic inspiration.
    • Mental Agility: The climbing nature of clematis can represent intellectual flexibility and the ability to navigate complex thoughts.
    • Spiritual Pursuit: The upward growth habit of the clematis is seen as a quest for higher understanding, making it a symbol for spiritual ascent.
    • Foresight: With its numerous buds that bloom throughout the season, clematis can signify the ability to see the future potential in ideas and plans.

Every 1-2 weeks
500 - 2500 Lux
Every 3-4 years
Spring to Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Buckland Beauty Clematis should be watered deeply once a week, ensuring the equivalent of 1 inch of rainfall is delivered, which translates to about 0.5 gallons for an average-sized plant. It's important to allow the soil to become somewhat dry between waterings, but not completely parched. During the growing season, from spring through summer, you may need to increase watering frequency if the weather is particularly hot or windy. In the fall, you can reduce the amount of water as the plant prepares for dormancy. Overhead watering should be avoided to minimize the risk of leaf diseases; instead, water directly at the base of the plant.

  • sunLight

    Buckland Beauty Clematis thrives in full sun to partial shade conditions. The best spot for this clematis is one where it can receive at least six hours of sunlight each day. However, it is beneficial for the plant's root system to be shaded or mulched to keep it cool. A location that offers morning sunlight and afternoon shade often yields the best flowering results.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Buckland Beauty Clematis performs best in temperate climates with ideal growing temperatures between 55°F and 75°F. It can survive minimum temperatures down to about 20°F, but it should be protected from frost to prevent damage to the plant. During the winter months, a layer of mulch can help insulate the roots and contribute to the survival of the clematis in colder regions.

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune Buckland Beauty Clematis in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. This clematis is considered a Group 3 type, which means it blooms on new wood and should be pruned back hard to about 12 inches from the ground. Pruning not only shapes the plant and encourages vigorous growth but also promotes a more abundant bloom. Pruning annually will also help to remove any dead or weak stems and maintain the overall health of the plant.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The Old Man's Beard requires a well-drained, fertile soil with a pH range of 6.0 to 7.5. A good soil mix would include two parts loam, one part well-rotted manure or compost, and one part sharp sand or perlite to improve drainage.

  • plantRepotting

    Old Man's Beard should be repotted every 2 to 3 years, or when it becomes root-bound and outgrows its current container.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Old Man's Beard thrives best with moderate humidity levels, although it is quite adaptable and can tolerate the humidity levels typically found in most garden environments.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Ensure bright indirect light and good air circulation.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in sun to part shade; provide support for climbing.

    • Hardiness zone

      4-11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Clematis 'Buckland Beauty' begins its life as a seed, which upon germination in early spring, develops into a young seedling with a small root system and shoots. As it matures, it enters the vegetative stage where it quickly grows climbing stems and leaves, relying on a support structure to reach sunlight. During late spring to summer, it progresses to the flowering stage, producing a profusion of star-shaped, pale blue to violet flowers. After pollination, typically by insects, the plant produces fruits known as achenes that contain seeds, which are then dispersed, completing its reproductive cycle. In autumn, the plant enters a period of dormancy where above-ground growth dies back, while the root system remains alive to survive the winter. With the return of warm temperatures in spring, Clematis 'Buckland Beauty' breaks dormancy, resuming growth and completing its life cycle annually.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring to Summer

    • Propogation: Clematis 'Buckland Beauty', often referred to as a clematis, is typically propagated by semi-hardwood cuttings. This is the most popular method, commonly done in late summer when the plant's growth begins to slow and mature. To propagate by cuttings, a gardener should select a healthy stem about 4 to 6 inches long, ensuring it has at least two sets of leaves. This cutting is then removed with a sharp, clean pair of shears, and the lower leaves are stripped from the bottom half of the cutting. The cut end can be dipped in rooting hormone powder to encourage root growth, and then it is planted in a pot filled with a well-draining soil mix. The pot should then be kept in a warm, humid environment but out of direct sunlight until roots develop, which can be checked by gently tugging on the cutting after a few weeks to see if there is resistance.