exotic climber for warm positions, salmonred flowers, vigorous. (SOUTH AND WEST ASPECT)
All require a sunny sheltered site
a larger leaved form with rich blue flowers. (180cm)
dark green leaves, bright blue flowers in May. (180cm)
erect grower, glossy leaves, deep blue flowers. (180cm)
bright blue flowers in May, small leaved, vigorous grower. (240cm)
fresh green leaves, small white flowers in May. Requires shelter. (180cm)
rich blue flowers, erect vigorous grower. (240cm)
rich blue flower heads in May and June. Prune immediately after flowering. (180cm)
wide spreading, deep blue flowers in June. Needs sunny sheltered position
rampant climber having orange and yellow fruits which persist in winter. ANY ASPECT
All Varieties, Any aspect, see shrus list.
Clematis like a well-drained, preferably alkaline soil and should be planted much deeper than the pot surface. Most varieties are best shaded at the root, either with a mulch of leafmould or gravel chippings. The vigour of the plant is helped by the addition of bonemeal, rotted stable manure, or other organic fertiliser lightly forked into the surface in spring. Care must be taken not to damage the delicate stems at the base.
The varieties in this and the viticella groups should be cut back annually in early spring before growth starts.
Comntesse de Bouchard
masses of soft cyclamen-pink flowers; June–Oct.
deep violet-blue with purple shading; rounded sepals and dark stamens; June–Sept.
deep shell-pink flowers with pointed sepals; June–Sept.
a very popular, dark purple variety giving excellent displays in Aug.–Sept.
carmine-red to deep crimson round the edges of the sepals, golden stamens; July–Oct. continuously. E, S or W aspect.
free-flowering, good red; Aug.–Oct.
Treat as the jackmanii group for pruning.
Madame le Coultre
pure white with yellow stamens, large flowering and vigorous; June–Sept. Any aspect.
lavender-blue flowers with brown stamens, and pointed sepals; May–Sept. Any aspect.
Patens & Florida Group
Cut off just below the flowers as soon as they are over.
pansy-violet, deep carmine bars and dark stamens; May–June and Sept. Any aspect.
an improved Nelly Moser; mauve-pink with deep carmine bars; May–June and Sept. Any aspect.
Duchess of Edinburgh
double white, rosette-shaped flowers with dark stamens; May–June and Sept. Any aspect.
glowing petunia-red with gold stamens; the best red clematis; will flower on old wood in May if left unpruned; Aug.–Oct. continuously. E, S or W aspect.
rich lavender-blue variety; May–June and Sept. Any aspect.
Mrs N. Thompson
blue-purple with red bar. May, June and Sept. Any aspect.
a very popular variety; pale mauve-pink with a deep carmine bar; fades in full sun, but keeps its colour in the shade; May–June and Sept. E. W or N aspect.
a handsome deep purple-blue flowered variety; June–Sept. Any aspect.
rosette-shaped double flowers of violet-blue shaded crimson; May–June and Sept. E, S or W aspect.
Treat as the jackmanii group for pruning.
masses of small burgundy flowers July–Sept. Any aspect.
attractive violet flowers July–Sept. Any aspect
pearly white, pale mauve bars; vigorous and free flowering; July–Oct.
Madame Julia Correvone
masses of claret flowers July - September.
dark violet flowers. July–Sept. Any aspect.
Lightly prune old flower heads.
mid blue small nodding flowers, April–May. Any aspect.
small rich blue nodding flowers in April–May. Any aspect.
ruby lantern shaped flowers in April–May. Any aspect.
mauve pink with deep pink blotches at the base of each sepal. April–May, any aspect.
Prune back only after the desired height is reached. The montana varieties in particular are ideal for planting to grow up and into the branches of trees, and also to cover old sheds and unsightly fences. Will do well even in a north aspect.
creamy red blotches, flowers Jan–March. Requires shelter.
Pale pink scented form of Armandii
slightly scented small white flowers. March–April. Requires shelter.
Downy Clematis; a very beautiful species from China; masses of semi-double nodding flowers of lavender-blue with white stamens; April–May. Any aspect.
small pink nodding flowers. May to June. S.W. or E. aspect.
masses of pure white flowers with yellow stamens; May–June. Any Aspect.
free-flowering, scented soft pink. Any aspect.
creamy-pink semi-double flowers in masses. May–June. Any aspect.
deep pink flowers in masses, with golden stamens; bronze foliage; May–June. Any aspect.
the largest flower in the montana group lilac-rose with buff stamens, and attractive bronzy foliage; May–June. Any aspect.
a Chinese variety producing masses of fragrant white flowers in late June. Any aspect.
its flowers are unique, their four orange yellow waxy sepals have the thickness of orange peel. Rampant grower. S or W aspect.
a self-clinging climber, suitable for any aspect, and particularly useful for north or shaded walls; large flat heads of cream flowers in June–July; vigorous and attractive in winter with its red-brown bark.
Holly-like leaves. Long drooping greeny-white catkins in late summer. Grows to 3m high. SOUTH OR WEST ASPECT.
cream and blue form, suitable for a cold greenhouse or very warm wall.
a beautiful rampant twining shrub from Bokhara, invaluable for covering unsightly objects in the shortest possible time; flowers white, tinged pink, borne in innumerable large panicles throughout the summer and autumn. Any aspect.