Dry & Hot Areas

We have many customers who garden in countries with warmer climates like in southern France or even hotter such as South Africa or southern Japan. We are grateful to them for giving us feedback on what does well and what does not in these hotter climatic conditions.
Generally we would suggest the following as a guide to those types that are happier in a warmer climate. However, all individual environments do differ, so we cannot guarantee success in any particular location.

Keeping the clematis moist at the root is key. Ensure that the compost does not dry out, nor become waterlogged from too frequent watering, then most clematis will cope with reasonably high summer temperatures.

Growing them in pots or containers of some sort is often a better way to ensure good soil and moist, yet free-draining conditions. We understand, for example, that the local soil in Madeira and parts of South Africa is not ideal. There is really no need to shade the roots - although it can help to retain moisture, it can also harbour slugs and other pests.
Most general advice is still the same as in England; feed them every two weeks even when they are flowering, and keep pale coloured types that are prone to fading, in shade.

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Abutilon Megapotamicum
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£14.50
Trailing Abutilon - With pendulous, bell-like flowers with a deep red calyx and neat yellow petals throughout the summer, this Abutilon megapotamicum will give you a rewarding display. Lovely slender stems carry red and yellow flowers are that are unusual and exotic.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Akebia Quinata
Out of Stock
£16.00
A climber with bright green leaves and wonderfully fragrant reddish-purple flowers, sometimes followed by purple fruits.
Clematis Abundance
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£14.50
The pretty semi-nodding pinky-red flowers have a deeply textured surface and crimped margins. Aptly named, the blooms are indeed produced in great abundance.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis Advent Bells
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£17.00
clematis Advent Bells has a charming cream flower, very heavily freckled and striped inside with red, will provide a great profusion of dainty hanging blooms during the winter months.
Clematis Alba Luxurians
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£14.50
The semi-nodding irregular shaped white flowers have green 'leaf-like' tips to its early blooms. These delightful blooms are treasured by flower-arrangers.
Clematis Alba Plena
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£16.00
Clematis florida 'Abla Plena' has pretty double flowers of greeny-cream, rosette-like blooms, and is also known as florida 'Plena', or florida var. flore-pleno.
Clematis ANGELA PBR Zoang
Out of Stock
£14.50
The striking flower has deep rich pink bars merging towards paler mauve-pink margins and lovely contrasting pale yellow stamens.
Clematis Anita
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£14.50
The pretty creamy-yellow nodding buds open to pure white outward-facing flowers.
Clematis ANNABELLA PBR Zo08169
Out of Stock
£16.00
Dainty urn-shaped flowers of pale lilac become almost white at the recurving tips of the blooms. Long flowering and compact so ideal for short supports or containers.
Clematis Apple Blossom
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£19.50
Clusters of deep pink flower buds open to pinky-white flowers, with a good perfume. A superb evergreen climber that requires free draining soil, sunny aspect to enhance perfume, whilst avoiding very exposed situations.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis armandii
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£19.50
The clusters of white flowers have a good perfume. A superb evergreen climber that requires free draining soil, sunny aspect to enhance perfume, whilst avoiding very exposed situations.
Clematis ASTRA NOVA PBR Zo09085
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£14.50
The flamboyant, eye-catching semi-double, violet-purple flowers have a white stripe in the centre of the tepal and a spiky centre of violet-purple and white petaloid stamens. An outstanding cultivar for your garden.
Clematis AVANT-GARDE Evipo033
Out of Stock
£14.50
These unusual deep pinky-red flowers have a pale pink pom-pom like centre and strongly recurved tips to the tepals.
'Recommended' by a Popular Garden Magazine Dec 2020.

Clematis Betty Corning
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£14.50
Pretty pale bluey-mauve nodding bell-shaped flowers, whose pointed tips open and twist slightly to reveal a deeper bluey-mauve and textured inside. The delicate perfume is more noticeable when planted in the sun.
Clematis Bill MacKenzie
Out of Stock
£14.50
Its bright yellow nodding, lantern-shaped flowers have distinctive dark reddish-brown stamens that leave wonderful silky seed-heads. Excellent for late flowers.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis Black Prince
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£14.50
The deep reddish-purple semi-nodding flowers have a silvery reverse. Their simple shape and elegant colouring are a charming addition to your garden.
Clematis Blekitny Aniol (BLUE ANGEL)
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£13.50
The gorgeous pale, mauvy-blue flowers have a pretty satin sheen across their deeply textured surface. Its crimped and wavy margins taper to pointed tips. At dusk the flowers become almost luminous. Beautiful!
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis BLUE RIVER Zoblueriver
Out of Stock
£14.50
Highly praised by Gardening Which? in 2010. Clematis Blue River has beautiful bluish-lilac star-shaped flowers which have a deeper lilac bar and are produced in abundance. A popular plant with flower arrangers because the flowers last well in water.
Clematis BURNING LOVE Vitiwester
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£16.00
The glorious vibrant red flowers have a textured surface and gently recurved, twisted tips. Their distinctive crown of contrasting yellow stamens adds to the attraction of this outstanding performer.
Clematis campaniflora
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£14.50
A native of Portugal and Western Spain, it has the most dainty little bluey-white nodding bell-shaped flowers whose tips are strongly recurved. This 'wild' clematis is worthy of space in your garden.
Clematis Cassandra
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£14.50
The clusters of rich deep blue hyacinth shaped flowers are strongly scented. A favourite in our garden. This clump-forming clematis has erect woody stems and requires free draining soil.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis CASSIS Evipo020
Out of Stock
£16.00
The gorgeous double rosette-like blooms have a mottled appearance, their cream base is heavily overlaid with blackcurrant-purple. Clematis Cassis is also a brilliant plant for container growing and is often better grown in that way.
Clematis cirrhosa var. balearica
Out of Stock
£16.00
The nodding yellowy-cream bell-shaped flowers mature to creamy-white, with rusty-maroon freckles inside. A fantastic plant for winter interest and screening or if you garden on very poor sandy soil.
Clematis CRYSTAL FOUNTAIN Fairy Blue Evipo038
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£17.00
The fabulous lilac-blue flowers have an amazing fountain-like centre of silvery-mauve petaloid stamens. A compact, free-flowering climber perfect for a pot!
Received a Top Award in a Popular Garden Magazine Dec 2020.

Clematis Dark Eyes
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£14.50
These gorgeous flowers are almost black on opening and mature to the deepest purple with a velvety sheen. As the flower ages the crown of stamens take on a silvery appearance which adds to their charm.
Clematis Duchess of Albany
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£14.50
The beautiful, deep pink trumpet shaped flowers have paler candy-pink margins. A classic, widely grown and much loved old cultivar.
Clematis Dutch Sky
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£14.50
The pretty bluey-white flowers merge to light blue margins and tips. The reverse has the same colouring with distinctive purple ribs. It is exceptionally free-flowering.
Clematis Early Sensation
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£14.50
Clematis Early Sensation has 'female' flowers that are greeny-cream on opening, maturing to pure white. An evergreen climber requiring free draining soil. Grow near 'Avalanche' or 'Joe' to get amazing seed-heads!
Received a Top Award in a Popular Garden Magazine Dec 2020.

Clematis Emilia Plater
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£14.50
When first open the light mauvy-blue flowers have rosy-violet shading along the central bar which fades as the blooms mature. A deeply textured surface, crimped and undulating margins add to their charm.
Clematis Etoile Rose
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£14.50
The delightful semi-nodding bell-shaped flowers are rich deep pink, merging to light mauve-pink margins and recurved tips. A wonderful sight cascading over our arch.
Clematis Etoile Violette
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£14.50
The dark bluey-purple flowers have beautifully contrasting pale yellow stamens and are produced in huge abundance across the plant for a long time through the summer An outstanding performer that adorns gardens across the world.
Received a Top Award in a Popular Garden Magazine Dec 2020.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis flammula
Out of Stock
£14.50
The clusters of small white star-like flowers have a sweet hawthorn scent. Clematis flammula is a semi-evergreen climber which requires free draining soil and has a better scent when grown in the sun. It will also thrive in hot conditions with very little attention.
Clematis Fond Memories
Out of Stock
£14.50
The palest pinky-white blooms have an elegant satin sheen, its margins are outlined with deep rosy-lavender. The reverse is very deep rosy-lavender. Very free-flowering and extremely hardy - it makes a wonderful gift. Bred by my Grandfather Geoffrey Tolver at Thorncroft Clematis Nursery 1996 and introduced by us in 2004.
Clematis FOREVER FRIENDS PBR Zofori
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£14.50
Fast becoming a favourite of ours - Its beautifully textured satin-white star-shaped flowers have contrasting dusky red anthers. Exceptionally free-flowering!
Clematis Freckles (cirrhosa var. purpurascens 'Freckles')
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£16.00
This wonderfully vigorous winter flowering climber has pale cream nodding bell-shaped flowers are very heavily freckled inside with rusty maroon. Freckles blooms in great abundance from Autumn to spring and is one of our best selling evergreen clematis.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis Golden Harvest
Out of Stock
£14.50
The light butter-yellow nodding bell-shaped flowers open out to reveal striking reddish-purple stamens. Grow in a sunny position to enhance its lovely citrus-like perfume.
Clematis GOLDEN TIARA 'Kugotia'
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£14.50
Attractive bright golden-yellow nodding lantern-shaped flowers have distinctive contrasting reddish-purple stamens and leave silky seed-heads.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis Gravetye Beauty
Out of Stock
£14.50
The elegant, deep rich red trumpet shaped flowers have paler mauve-pink margins on the reverse. A very popular cultivar and one of our favourites.
Clematis GREEN PASSION PBR Zo11050
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£16.00
This extraordinary new clematis has a double green flower head with later tepals having white tips to them. Sporadic autumn flowers are double with more white than green in them. Absolutely gorgeous!
Clematis Hagelby White
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£16.00
The dainty semi-nodding flowers are slightly greeny-cream when first open and mature to almost pure white. The variety was discovered in Hagelby Park, Stockholm, and introduced in 1998 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Swedish Clematis Society.
Clematis Hanna
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£16.00
The nodding bell-shaped flowers are pale violet-blue and produced in great profusion across the plant. A lovely prolific variety of viticella that is hard to find and quite sort after. Extra hardy!
Clematis Helios
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£14.50
The bright lemon-yellow nodding flowers open out flat and have very pointed tepals with swept back tips, followed by silky seed-heads.
Clematis I AM® LADY Q Zoiamladyq
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£14.50
Dainty white flowers have a mid-pink margin, purple anthers and are borne in great abundance. Magnificent grown with 'Walenburg'.
Clematis JACKMANII PURPUREA PBR Zojapur
Out of Stock
£14.50
The glorious velvety plum-purple blooms are deeper at the margins and tips, with paler highlights in the centre around the crown of pale yellow stamens. Its colour matures to bluey-purple as the blooms age. Unlicensed Propagation Prohibited.
Clematis Jingle Bells
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£16.00
The flowers of cirrhosa Jingle Bells are a beautiful creamy-white, they are nodding and bell-shaped with a hint of citrus scent if grown in a sunny location. A charming and prolific winter flowering evergreen clematis.
Clematis JOHN HOWELLS PBR Zojohnhowells
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£14.50
The wonderfully rich carmine red flowers have a brighter red bar and deep wine red anthers. The simple and uniform shape add to its charm.
Clematis John Huxtable
Out of Stock
£14.50
The pretty white flowers are deeply textured and have a wonderful satin sheen. This popular clematis is perfect to brighten any dull spot in your garden. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Clematis Kaiu
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£16.00
The dainty pearly-white nodding urn-shaped flowers have a pinky-mauve blush. A vigorous grower that makes a good companion to large shrubs, and whose delightful blooms make excellent cut flowers.
Clematis Kermesina
Out of Stock
£13.50
The silvery-pink buds open to glorious deep crimson flowers and have a white spot at the base of each tepal with contrasting dark brown stamens.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis Kokonoe
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£19.50
This stunning new clematis looks to be a big hit with gardeners.  With it's deep royal-purple double blooms which stand out from the rich green foliage on long slender stems giving it a very exotic appearance.
Clematis Lambton Park
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£14.50
The bright yellow nodding lantern-shaped flowers are followed by beautiful silky seed-heads. Grow in a sunny position to enhance the coconut-like perfume. A favourite in our garden.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis Lansdowne Gem
Out of Stock
£16.00
Dainty bell-shaped flowers are a dull claret colour inside with a cream reverse and have cream anthers. A superb plant for giving colour during the winter months and an evergreen screen along your fences or trellis.
Clematis LIBERTY PBR Zo08095
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£14.50
This stunning bloom opens with a broad rich raspberry-pink margin and veins over a pinky-white base and bar. As the flower matures the pinky-white at the centre becomes more prominent towards its golden stamens.
Clematis Little Bas
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£14.50
The dainty bluey-purple nodding bell-shaped flowers have a white star on the interior and are perfect for that 'cottage garden' look.
Clematis LITTLE LEMONS 'Zo14100'
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£17.00
Dainty yellow flowers are 1-1.5 inches across and produced in great abundance on short stems of 25-30cm. The flower leaves a wonderful glossy seedhead and it blooms semi-continuously from the late spring to early autumn. Little Lemons is an extraordinary new introduction from our friends at Jan van Zoest clematis nursery in The Netherlands.
Clematis Little Nell
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£14.50
The dainty semi-nodding flowers have white bars and pale mauve-pink margins. Despite its delicate appearance it is an exceptionally 'good-doer' and an excellent garden plant.
Clematis Little White Charm
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£19.50
Large clusters of star-like cream & white flowers have the strongest perfume of all armandii types. A superb evergreen climber requiring free draining soil and sunny aspect.
Clematis Madame Julia Correvon
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£13.50
The glorious vibrant red flowers have a textured surface and gently recurved, twisted tips. Their distinctive crown of contrasting yellow stamens adds to the attraction of this outstanding performer.
Received a Top Award in a Popular Garden Magazine Dec 2020.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis Margot Koster
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£13.50
This lovely old clematis has irregular, somewhat 'dishevelled-looking' flowers of deep mauve-pink, which nevertheless are extremely attractive!
Clematis Maria Cornelia
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£14.50
The delightful semi-nodding creamy-white flowers mature to pure white and have a lovely crown of contrasting purple stamens.
Clematis Mary Rose (Flore Pleno)
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£17.00
This gorgeous old clematis dates from the 1500's. It's semi-nodding rosette-like double flowers are deep dusky-amethyst.
Clematis MASA Evipo089
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£16.00
Clematis MASA has very abundant, exotic looking flowers, with rich bluey-purple tepals and deep purple anthers that have a silvery sheen. Prolific and easy to grow.
Clematis Mrs Robert Brydon
Out of Stock
£14.50
The clusters of small white, scented flowers are tinged with grey-mauve or pale blue.
Clematis My Angel
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£14.50
Small nodding bell-shaped flowers of rich reddish-brown have a bright yellow inside and are followed by a profusion of shiny silvery seed-heads. Very pretty and easy to grow.
Clematis napaulensis
Out of Stock
£16.00
The greenish-cream nodding bell-shaped flowers have long reddish-pink anthers. The foliage is winter-green, it has a period of dormancy in the summer when it can lose its leaves.
Clematis New Love
In Stock
£14.50
The clusters of deep violet-blue hyacinth shaped flowers are beautifully scented. This clump-forming clematis has erect woody stems and requires free draining soil.
Clematis Night Veil
In Stock
£13.50

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The slightly reddy purple blooms have a hint of white at the base of each sepal and almost black anthers.

Clematis Orange Peel
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£14.50
The deep golden yellow nodding bell-shaped flowers mature to rusty-orange, with attractive seed-heads and finely cut foliage.
Clematis orientalis var. orientalis
Out of Stock
£14.50
Clematis orientalis var. orientalis has masses of small pale creamy-yellow bell-shaped flowers that have a bright yellow inside and sometime a reddy-brown outside. The blooms are produced through mid summer to late autumn followed by an abundance of silvery seed-heads.
Clematis Ourika Valley
Out of Stock
£16.00
The nodding bell-shaped flowers are pale lime green when first open maturing to yellowy-cream. The leaves are serrated and add to its attraction.
Clematis Paul Farges (Fargesioides, SUMMER SNOW)
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£14.50
The clusters of dainty creamy-white flowers have a very prominent crown of primrose-yellow stamens. A vigorous climber that produces an abundance of pretty flowers.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis PERNILLE PBR Zo09113
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£14.50
Pretty and striking flowers of white have a deep purple margin maturing to pale violet purple, borne in great abundance on this strong growing hardy clematis.
Clematis PETIT FAUCON Evisix
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£14.50
clematis Petit Faucon is a marvellous little plant with nodding to outward facing flowers with four rich bluey-purple tepals. The stamens have rosy-purple filaments and golden yellow anthers. A striking bloom that really catches the eye in the garden.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’
Clematis PICOTEE PBR Zo09124
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£14.50
The sumptuous large flowers are pearly-white at the centre with bright cerise pink margins and pointed tips. A wonderfully eye-catching bloom.
Clematis PISTACHIO Evirida
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£16.00
The elegant creamy-white blooms have an unusual crown of pinkish-grey inward curled anthers with a prominent tuft of green stigmas in the centre.
Clematis Polish Spirit
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£13.50
The dark purple flowers have a slight reddish-purple bar which fades to bluey-purple as the blooms mature. An excellent choice to give later flowers in your garden.
'Recommended' by a Popular Garden Magazine Dec 2020.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis Praecox
Out of Stock
£14.50
The clusters of white star-shaped flowers have deep bluey-mauve tips. A clump-forming, vigorous, scrambler that also looks fabulous when trained against a wall.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis Prince Charles
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£14.50
This gorgeous blue clematis opens light azure blue with a hint of pink along the central bar. As the blooms mature they become more mauve-blue, losing the pink tint. An outstanding performer!
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis Prince George
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£13.50
The gorgeous white flowers of this new clematis are very deeply textured with crimped, wavy margins & cream anthers. It has been named in honour of Prince George, son of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge.
Clematis PRINCE WILLIAM® Zo08171
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£16.00
The purply-red flower buds open to handsome semi-nodding tulip-shaped flowers, with mauve margins and deep lavender interiors. Try growing this with PRINCESS KATE to make a stunning feature in your garden.
Clematis Princess Diana
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£16.00
This eye-catching clematis has rich deep pink trumpet shaped flowers with paler mauve-pink margins.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis PRINCESS KATE PBR Zoprika
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£16.00
The outside of the elegant trumpet shaped flowers is rich purply-pink, whilst the margins, tips and inside are a clear white giving a stunning contrast. A truly beautiful flower to grace your garden.
Clematis Purpurea Plena Elegans
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£13.50
This lovely clematis has double dusky-magenta rosette shaped flowers and makes a wonderful sight when in full bloom. These elegant blooms are excellent as cut flowers.
'Recommended' by a Popular Garden Magazine Dec 2020.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis QUEEN MOTHER PBR Zoqum
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£14.50
The charming light mauve-pink nodding bell-shaped flowers have paler margins and strongly recurved tips revealing the deep purply-pink inside. Looks stunning growing up through an obelisk. Also good as cut flowers.
Clematis Remembrance
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£13.50

The gorgeous light raspberry-red flowers mature to very deep pink. Their deeply textured surface has a lovely satin sheen which is offset by a crown of contrasting yellow stamens.
Received a Top Award in a Popular Garden Magazine Dec 2020.
Awarded the RHS ‘Award of Garden Merit’

Clematis ROSALYN PBR Zo09087
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£14.50
This incredible new clematis bred by Wim Snoeijer in The Netherlands is quite unique and will certainly attract those who seek something a little different to plant in their gardens. The rich abundance of these eye-catching spiky multi-layered magenta flowers is a sight to behold.
Clematis Royal Velours
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£13.50
The semi-nodding flowers are a rich purply-red with a luxurious velvety appearance. One of my personal favourites!
Clematis SEA BREEZE PBR Zo09063
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£14.50
A huge abundance of flowers that have a fresh pale violet-blue colour, becoming almost white at the centre of the tepal, surround a dark 'eye' of anthers in the middle.
Received a Top Award in a Popular Garden Magazine Dec 2020.

Clematis Shikoo
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£13.50
The exotic looking rosette-like blooms are rich purply-blue with slightly paler bars to their elegantly pointed tepals. Its later flowers are sometimes single. The depth of colour and depth of the double flower varies from garden to garden. Introduced by us at Chelsea 2012.
Clematis Sieboldiana
Out of Stock
£16.00
clematis Sieboldiana is an exotic looking clematis that is hugely popular. The creamy-white tepals have a rich purple crown of staminodes. It is better grown as a container plant and the blooms can occasionally revert to 'Alba Plena'.
Clematis Snowdrift
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£19.50
The clusters of white flowers have a good perfume. A superb evergreen climber that requires free draining soil, sunny aspect to enhance perfume, whilst avoiding very exposed situations.
Clematis Sodertalje
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£13.50
The dusky pinkish-red semi-nodding flowers are so pretty and look particularly good when grown alongside apricot coloured climbing roses. Pronounced Sir da tarlia.
Clematis SPOTLIGHT Zo08160
Out of Stock
£14.50

The flowers of pale mauvey-blue have an almost white bar in the centre of the tepal and an almost luminescent quality to them as if they are alight.
Superb in sun or a slightly shady situation these flowers will brighten a dull corner in your garden.

Launched by Thorncroft Clematis at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Clematis SUPER NIGHT PBR Zo11112
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£14.50
Magnificent royal purple flowers have a slightly lighter mottling effect to them and a dark purple anther in the centre giving a very striking display, especially when paired with a paler colour variety for strong contrast.
Clematis SUPER NOVA PBR Zo09088
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£14.50
The rich vibrant purple of its ruffled & slightly recurved margins runs through its veins towards white bars. The boss of dark purple stamens adds the finishing touch to these lovely blooms.
Clematis Sweet Scentsation
Out of Stock
£14.50
The glorious clusters of white, sweetly scented star-like flowers are borne in great abundance making an eye-catching display for your garden.