Clematis

We have an excellent range of Clematis available: differing size, colour of flowers, form and shape, flowering period, type of growth and variations in foliage, giving the gardener an unlimited freedom of choice. See our Fact Sheet on pruning clematis - there are three main groups to be considered. Some of the Clematis are also suitable to be grown on the patio, ideal in pots or can be trained round an obelisk.

    NAME     DESCRIPTION     PRUNING GROUP    
    Alaina     Deep pink flowers fading with age, from summer to early autumn. Moist, well-drained soil in semi-shade. HEIGHT: 1.2m      3    
                     
    Alita     Bright red flowers with golden stamens June - September. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 2m      3    
                     
    alpina Constance     Masses of purple-pink nodding semi double flowers April-May. Attractive seed heads. Fertile soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 3m      1    
                     
    alpina Pink Flamingo     Masses of beautiful pink nodding flowers during April-May. Plant in fertile soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 2.5m SPREAD: 2m      1    
                     
    Amethyst Beauty     Deep velvet-purple flowers mid-late summer. Plant in sun or semi shade in fertile soil. HEIGHT: 1.8m      3    
                     
    armandii     Masses of creamy-white, scented flowers during April-May. Plant in full sun in a fertile soil. HEIGHT: 4-6m SPREAD: 2.5m      1    
                     
    Belle of Woking     Pale violet-blue double flowers, with cream stamens from late spring to late summer. Sun or semi-shade, any aspect. HEIGHT: 2.5m SPREAD: 1m      2    
                     
    Bernadine     Mauve flowers produced freely from late spring to early autumn. Ideal for containers. Any site with partial shade. HEIGHT: 1.2m      2    
                     
    Bijou     Beautiful mauve flowers from May-June. Suitable for any aspect in all fertile soils. Ideal for pots and hanging baskets. HEIGHT: 30cm
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    Blue Angel     Lavender blue flowers with ruffled sepals in June-Oct. Plant in fertile soil in sun. HEIGHT: 2.5m SPREAD: 2m      3    
                     
    Bourbon     Large, single vibrant-red flowers with yellow anthers during June and Aug. Plant in fertile soil in any aspect HEIGHT: 2-2.5m
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    Cezanne     A long flowering dwarf form ideal in pots. Light blue flowers with a yellow centre. Plant in fertile soil in full sun. HEIGHT: 1.2m      2    
                     
    Charmaine     Dark red double, semi-double and single dark flowers from May onwards. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 2m      2    
                     
    Chelsea     Pale bluish-white flowers from late spring to autumn. Compact habit. Moist, well-drained soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 60-90cm      3    
                     
    cirrhosa Freckles     Red-speckled cream flowers, winter/early spring, followed by silky seed heads. Fertile soil in a sunny, sheltered site. HEIGHT: 2.5-3m SPREAD: 1.5m      1    
                     
    Comtesse de Bouchaud     Mauve-pink flowers with curved petals June-Sept. Vigorous, free flowering. Fertile soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 3m SPREAD: 2m      3    
                     
    Crystal Fountain     Large double lilac flowers with cream stamens May-June and Sept. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 2m      2    
                     
    Daniel Deronda     Deep purple blue single/semi-double flowers in May-June and Aug-Sept. Free flowering. Plant in fertile soil in full sun. HEIGHT: 2.5m SPREAD: 2m      2    
                     
    Diamantina     Purple-blue double flowers from summer to autumn. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 1.5 - 1.8m      2    
                     
    Dr Ruppel     Deep pink flowers with darker bar during May-June/Aug-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 3m SPREAD: 3m      2    
                     
    Edda     Very full violet, purple flowers from May to Oct. Plant in fertile soil in any aspect. HEIGHT: 1m      3    
                     
    Elsa Spath     Mid blue flowers from May-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 2.5-3m SPREAD: 2m      2    
                     
    Empress     Pink, double flowers from May to Nov. Plant in fertile soil, prefers full sun. HEIGHT: 2.5m SPREAD: 2m      2    
                     
    Endellion     Masses of pink flowers from late spring to summer. Flowers withstand full sun without fading. Plant in any aspect in fertile soil. HEIGHT: 1.5m      3    
                     
    Filigree     Compact form, single and semi-double pale lilac ruffled flowers in summer. Any aspect in fertile soil. Suitable for hanging baskets. HEIGHT: 90cm+      2    
                     
    florida Alba Plena     White/pale green double flowers freely produced June-Sept. Well drained soil, south or west facing sheltered site. HEIGHT: 2.5m SPREAD: 1.5m      3    
                     
    Giselle     Deep pink flowers fading to pale pink all summer. Ideal for containers. Any site with partial shade. HEIGHT: 1.2m      2    
                     
    Hagley Hybrid     Large shell pink flowers from June-Sept. Very free flowering. Plant in fertile soil in semi-shade. HEIGHT: 2m SPREAD: 2m      3    
                     
    Henryi     Large creamy-white flowers with chocolate colours anthers in June - Sept. Plant in fertile soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 3.5m SPREAD: 3m      2    
                     
    Ilnes     Mauve-blue flowers May - October. Any aspect in fertile soil. Ideal for containers. HEIGHT: 1.2m      3    
                     
    Josephine     Pink and white striped double flowers from June to September. Fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 2.5m SPREAD: 2m      2    
                     
    Kitty     Compact variety. White flower with dark purple stamens from May-Oct. Any aspect. Good for containers. HEIGHT: 1m      2    
                     
    macropetala Markhams Pink     A lovely pink form with lantern like flowers May-June, attractive seed heads. Plant in fertile soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 2.5m      1    
                     
    Miss Bateman     White flowers with red anthers May-June and Aug-Sept. Compact, free flowering. Plant in fertile soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 2m SPREAD: 2m      2    
                     
    montana Broughton Star     Vigorous form with semi-double flowers May-June. Plant in fertile soil, in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 8m SPREAD: 5m      1    
                     
    montana Grandiflora     Free flowering, white flowers, May-June. Excellent for large walls. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 10m SPREAD: 4m      1    
                     
    montana Mayleen     Pink flowers in May-June. Bronze foliage. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 8-10m SPREAD: 6m      1    
                     
    montana Spooneri     Highly scented, large, white flowers May - June. For any fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 6-8m SPREAD: 4m      1    
                     
    montana Warwickshire Rose     Deep pink flowers May-June against dark foliage. For any fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 6-8m SPREAD: 4m      1    
                     
    Multi Blue     Deep blue, double and semi-double flowers in summer. Free flowering. Plant in fertile soil, sunny aspect. HEIGHT: 2.5m SPREAD: 2m
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    Nelly Moser     Large pink-mauve flowers with a carmine bar in May-June and Aug-Sept. Fertile soil, avoid full sun. HEIGHT: 3m SPREAD: 3m      2    
                     
    Niobe     Large dark ruby-red flowers from June-Sept. Free flowering over a long season. Fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 2.5-3m SPREAD: 2m      2    
                     
    Ooh La La     A compact free flowering form with pink striped flowers from spring to late summer. Plant in fertile soil in semi-shade. HEIGHT 1.5m      2    
                     
    Picardy     Red-purple flowers with a brighter bar from June-Sept. Ideal for pots. Plant in fertile, soil in sun or semi shade. HEIGHT: 1-1.5m      2    
                     
    Piilu     Compact form. Pink flowers with a deeper centre in late spring and autumn. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 1.5m-2m      2    
                     
    Pistachio     Creamy-white flowers with purple and green centres June-Sept. Well drained soil, south or west facing sheltered site. HEIGHT: 2.5m SPREAD: 1.5m      3    
                     
    Rebecca     Stunning large red flowers throughout summer. Plant in sun or semi-shade in a fertile soil. HEIGHT: 2m      3    
                     
    rehderiana     Cowslip-scented, single yellow flowers from July-Oct. Vigorous growing. Sunny aspect in all fertile soils. HEIGHT: 6m SPREAD: 3m      3    
                     
    Sacha     A beautiful variety with purple flowers and creamy yellow anthers from April to August. Fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 1.5m      3    
                     
    Sally     Masses of pink flowers with darker bar May to Oct. Plant in fertile soil in any aspect. HEIGHT: 1-1.5m      3    
                     
    Samaritan Jo     Silvery-pink flowers with purple edges from late spring to autumn. Plant in semi shade in fertile soil. HEIGHT: 1.2m      2    
                     
    Spring Velvet     Deep velvet purple flowers in spring. No pruning required. Plant in a well drained soil in a sunny aspect. HEIGHT: 2m      not required
   
                     
    Star of India     Deep purple blue flowers with a carmine bar, freely produced from July-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in any aspect. HEIGHT: 3m      3    
                     
    tangutica     Yellow lantern flowers in Aug-Sept intermingled with silky seed heads. Plant in fertile soil, in full sun. HEIGHT: 5m      3    
                     
    Tekla     Masses of pink/red flowers from June-Sept. Plant in fertile soil, suits any aspect. HEIGHT: 1.5m      3    
                     
    texensis Princess Diana     Upright, vivid deep pink tulip shaped blooms from July-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in any aspect. HEIGHT: 3m      3    
                     
    The President     Deep purple flowers with silvery reverse from June-Sept followed by seed heads. Plant in fertile soil in full sun. HEIGHT: 3m      2    
                     
    Tranquilite     Compact habit. White and mauve flowers from June-Oct. Suits moist, well-drained soil in any site with partial shade. HEIGHT: 1.2 - 1.5m      3    
                     
    viticella Alba Luxurians     White flowers with green tips produced all summer. Plant in moist well drained soil, sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT 4m      3    
                     
    viticella Betty Corning     Slightly scented, nodding pale lilac flowers from July-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in any aspect. HEIGHT: 2m      3    
                     
    viticella Dark Eyes     Rich dark purple flowers from July-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 2m      3    
                     
    viticella Etoile Violette     A free flowering form with violet purple flowers and cream anthers from July-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in any aspect. HEIGHT: 4m      3    
                     
    viticella Madame Julia Correvon     Masses of red flowers with yellow anthers from July-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 3.5m      3    
                     
    viticella Royal Velours     Deep velvety purple flowers from July-Sept. Plant in fertile soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 3m      3    
                     
    viticella Venosa Violacea     Masses of purple flowers with white veins from July-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in any position. HEIGHT: 2-3m      3    
                     
    Warsaw Nike     Large, rich purple flowers between late spring and late summer. Plant in moist well drained soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 3m      2    
                     
    x cartmanii Avalanche     Glossy fern like foliage. Pure white flowers in March-April. Sun or part shade in all fertile soils. HEIGHT: 2m+      1    
                     
                     


   

Clematis Pruning Techniques

     
GROUP 1   Cut all stems to 30cm in the first year. In subsequent years, cut out dead or weak stems after flowering. These flower on the previous years growth.
     
GROUP 2   Cut all stems back to 1m in the first year. In subsequent years, prune just above previous year to a strong pair of buds. Prune lightly in Autumn or Spring.
     
GROUP 3   Reduce all stems to just above the base of previous season’s growth, within 75cm of the soil level. Prune in early March, as they only flower on new growth.
     
     
     

obelisks

 

DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Deep pink flowers fading with age, from summer to early autumn. Moist, well-drained soil in semi-shade. HEIGHT:1.2m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Bright red flowers with golden stamens June - September. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 2m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Masses of purple-pink nodding semi double flowers April-May. Attractive seed heads. Fertile soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 3m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Masses of beautiful pink nodding flowers during April-May. Plant in fertile soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 2.5m. SPREAD: 2m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER.   Deep velvet-purple flowers mid-late summer. Plant in sun or semi shade in fertile soil. HEIGHT: 1.8m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Large purple flowers with a blue-purple bar during late May-June and Aug-Sept. Plant in fertile soil, in any aspect. HEIGHT: 2.5m. SPREAD: 2m.
EVERGREEN CLIMBER. Masses of creamy-white, scented flowers during April-May.  Plant in full sun in a fertile soil. HEIGHT: 4-6m. SPREAD: 2.5m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Pale violet-blue double flowers, with cream stamens from late spring to late summer. Sun or semi-shade, any aspect. HEIGHT: 2.5m SPREAD: 1m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Mauve flowers produced freely from late spring to early autumn. Ideal for containers. Any site with partial shade. HEIGHT: 1.2m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER.  Beautiful mauve flowers from May-June. Suitable for any aspect in all fertile soils. Ideal for pots and hanging baskets.  HEIGHT: 30cm
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Lavender blue flowers with ruffled sepals in June-Oct. Plant in fertile soil in sun. HEIGHT: 2.5m. SPREAD: 2m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Large, single vibrant-red flowers with yellow anthers during June and Aug. Plant in fertlie soil in any aspect  HEIGHT: 2-2.5m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. A long flowering dwarf form ideal in pots. Light blue flowers with a yellow centre. Plant in fertile soil in full sun. HEIGHT: 1.2m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Dark red double, semi-double and single dark flowers from May onwards. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 2m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER: Pale bluish-white flowers from late spring to autumn. Compact habit. Moist, well-drained soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 60-90cm
EVERGREEN CLIMBER. Red-speckled cream flowers, winter/early spring, followed by silky seed heads. Fertile soil in a sunny, sheltered site. HEIGHT: 2.5-3m SPREAD: 1.5m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Mauve-pink flowers with curved petals June-Sept. Vigorous, free flowering. Fertile soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 3m. SPREAD: 2m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Large double lilac flowers with cream stamens  May-June and Sept. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 2m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Deep purple blue single/semi-double flowers in May-June and Aug-Sept. Free flowering. Plant in fertile soil in full sun. HEIGHT: 2.5m SPREAD: 2m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Purple-blue double flowers from summer to autumn. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 1.5 - 1.8m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Deep pink flowers with darker bar during May-June/Aug-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 3m SPREAD: 3m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. (NEW) Very full violet, purple flowers from May to Oct. Plant in fertile soil in any aspect. HEIGHT: 1m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Mid blue flowers from May-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 2.5-3m. SPREAD: 2m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Pink, double flowers  from May to Nov. Plant in fertile soil, prefers full sun. HEIGHT: 2.5m. SPREAD: 2m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Masses of pink flowers  from late spring to summer. Flowers withstand full sun without fading.  Plant in any aspect in fertile soil. HEIGHT:1.5m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Compact form, single and semi-double pale lilac ruffled flowers in summer. Any aspect in fertile soil. Suitable for hanging baskets. HEIGHT:90cm+.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. White/pale green double flowers freely produced June-Sept. Well drained soil, south or west facing sheltered site. HEIGHT: 2.5m. SPREAD: 1.5m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Deep pink flowers fading to pale pink all summer. Ideal for containers. Any site with partial shade. HEIGHT: 1.2m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Large shell pink flowers from June-Sept. Very free flowering. Plant in fertile soil in semi-shade. HEIGHT: 2m SPREAD: 2m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Large creamy-white flowers with chocolate colours anthers in June - Sept. Plant in fertile soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 3.5m. SPREAD: 3m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER: NEW FOR 2017! Mauve-blue flowers May - October. Any aspect in fertile soil. Ideal for containers. HEIGHT:1.2m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Pink and white striped double flowers from June to September. Fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 2.5m SPREAD: 2m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER: Compact variety. White flower with dark purple stamens from May-Oct. Any aspect. Good for containers. HEIGHT: 1m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. A lovely pink form with lantern like flowers May-June, attractive seed heads. Plant in fertile soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 2.5m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. White flowers with red anthers May-June and  Aug-Sept. Compact, free flowering. Plant in fertile soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 2m. SPREAD: 2m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER: Vigorous form with semi-double flowers May-June. Plant in fertile soil, in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 8m SPREAD: 5m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Free flowering, white flowers, May-June. Excellent for large walls. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT:10m. SPREAD:4m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Pink flowers in May-June. Bronze foliage. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 8-10m. SPREAD: 6m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Highly scented, large, white flowers May - June. For any fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 6-8m. SPREAD: 4m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Deep pink flowers May-June against dark foliage. For any fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 6-8m. SPREAD: 4m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Deep blue, double and semi-double flowers in summer. Free flowering. Plant in fertile soil, sunny aspect. HEIGHT: 2.5m. SPREAD: 2m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Large pink-mauve flowers with a carmine bar in May-June and Aug-Sept. Fertile soil, avoid full sun. HEIGHT: 3m. SPREAD: 3m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Large dark ruby-red flowers from June-Sept. Free flowering over a long season. Fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT:2.5-3m. SPREAD: 2m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. A compact free flowering form with pink striped flowers from spring to late summer. Plant in fertile soil in semi-shade. HEIGHT 1.5m
DECIDUOUS PATIO CLIMBER. Red-purple flowers with a brighter bar from June-Sept. Ideal for pots. Plant in fertile, soil in sun or semi shade. HEIGHT: 1-1.5m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Compact form. Pink flowers with a deeper centre in late spring and autumn. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 1.5m-2m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Creamy-white flowers with purple and green centres June-Sept. Well drained soil, south or west facing sheltered site. HEIGHT: 2.5m. SPREAD: 1.5m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Stunning large red flowers throughout summer. Plant in sun or semi-shade in a fertile soil. HEIGHT: 2m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Cowslip-scented, single yellow flowers from July-Oct. Vigorous growing. Sunny aspect in all fertile soils. HEIGHT: 6m. SPREAD: 3m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER: NEW FOR 2017! A beautiful variety with purple flowers and creamy yellow anthers from April to August. Fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 1.5m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Masses of pink flowers with darker bar May to Oct. Plant in fertile soil in any aspect. HEIGHT: 1-1.5m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Silvery-pink flowers with purple edges from late spring to autumn. Plant in semi shade in fertile soil. HEIGHT: 1.2m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER: Deep velvet purple flowers in spring. No pruning required. Plant in a well drained soil in a sunny aspect. HEIGHT: 2m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Deep purple blue flowers with a carmine bar, freely produced from July-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in any aspect. HEIGHT: 3m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Yellow lantern flowers in Aug-Sept intermingled with silky seed heads. Plant in fertile soil, in full sun. HEIGHT: 5m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Masses of pink/red flowers from June-Sept. Plant in fertile soil, suits any aspect. HEIGHT:1.5m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Upright, vivid deep pink tulip shaped blooms from July-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in any aspect. HEIGHT: 3m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Deep purple flowers with silvery reverse from June-Sept followed by seed heads. Plant in fertile soil in full sun. HEIGHT:3m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Compact habit. White and mauve flowers from June-Oct. Suits moist, well-drained soil in any site with partial shade. HEIGHT: 1.2 - 1.5m
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. White flowers with green tips produced all summer. Plant in moist well drained soil, sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT 4m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Slightly scented, nodding pale lilac flowers from July-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in any aspect. HEIGHT: 2m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Rich dark purple flowers from July-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT:2m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. A free flowering form with violet purple flowers and cream anthers from July-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in any aspect. HEIGHT: 4m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Masses of red flowers with yellow anthers from July-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in sun or semi-shade. HEIGHT: 3.5m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER: Deep velvety purple flowers from July-Sept. Plant in fertile soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 3m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Masses of purple flowers with white veins from July-Sept. Plant in fertile soil in any position. HEIGHT: 2-3m.
DECIDUOUS CLIMBER. Large, rich purple flowers between late spring and late summer. Plant in moist well drained soil, any aspect. HEIGHT: 3m.
EVERGREEN CLIMBER. Glossy fern like foliage. Pure white flowers in March-April. Sun or part shade in all fertile soils. HEIGHT: 2m+

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