CLEMATIS

Commonly known as Virgin's bower

Showy, sometimes possibly too showy, long-flowering climbers with variety of shape and colour for all the year.

Genus of more than 200 species of deciduous, twining leaf-climbers, scandent shrubs, subshrubs and sometimes woody-based herbaceous perennials from Europe, the Himalayas, China, Australasia, North America and Central America.

More than 400 cultivars are in cultivation. Native perennial Traveller's joy or Old man's beard (C. vitalba) is a plant of hedgerows and wood edges. The climbing stems can reach to 30m.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Climber
    Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging
    Attach to supports by means of leaf stalks.
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Perennials.
  • Full sun
    provide shade for roots and base of plant. Herbaceous varieties require full sun.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    C. viticella and the small-flowering varieties are resistant to clematis wilt.
    Pests & Diseases
    cutworms, aphids attack young plants, whiteflies under glass. Clematis wilt.
    Place of origin
    Northern and southern hemispheres including Europe, Himalayas, China, Australasia, North and Central America.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Humus-rich. Mulch in late winter.
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant

Buy Varieties of CLEMATIS

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CLEMATIS alpina 'Blue Dancer'

CLEMATIS alpina 'Blue Dancer'

Alpine clematis, Virgin's bower

a very popular pale blue early flowering clematis.

 
£15.50 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
CLEMATIS alpina 'Broughton Bride'

CLEMATIS alpina 'Broughton Bride'

Alpine clematis, Virgin's bower

pendulous white flowers with slight mauve markings on the outside

 
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CLEMATIS alpina 'Frances Rivis'

CLEMATIS alpina 'Frances Rivis'

Alpine clematis

deep violet-blue form of the Columbine clematis

 
£15.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
CLEMATIS armandii

CLEMATIS armandii

Virgin's bower

creamy-white flowers and long leathery dark green leaves

 
£25.00 each 
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CLEMATIS armandii 'Apple Blossom'

CLEMATIS armandii 'Apple Blossom'

Virgin's bower

blush pink flowers, tinted white, from darker pink buds.

 
£26.00 each 
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CLEMATIS armandii 'Snowdrift'

CLEMATIS armandii 'Snowdrift'

Virgin's bower

pure white flowers

 
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CLEMATIS cartmanii  'Joe'

CLEMATIS cartmanii 'Joe'

Virgin's bower

dwarf growing but very floriferous, white

 
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CLEMATIS cirrhosa var balearica

CLEMATIS cirrhosa var balearica

Virgin's bower

bronze tinged foliage in winter, flowers pale yellow spotted reddish purple

 
£17.50 each 
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CLEMATIS cirrhosa var balearica 'Freckles'

CLEMATIS cirrhosa var balearica 'Freckles'

Virgin's bower

larger flowered form, tinged pink with maroon spots

 
£17.50 each 
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CLEMATIS cirrhosa var balearica 'Wisley Cream'

CLEMATIS cirrhosa var balearica 'Wisley Cream'

Virgin's bower

large creamy-white unspotted flowers

 
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CLEMATIS cirrhosa 'Jingle Bells'

CLEMATIS cirrhosa 'Jingle Bells'

Virgin's bower

winter flowering bell-shaped flowers of creamy-white

 
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CLEMATIS x durandii

CLEMATIS x durandii

Virgin's bower

striking bright blue flowers on long stiff stems, good for cutting

 
£17.50 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
CLEMATIS 'Early Sensation'

CLEMATIS 'Early Sensation'

Virgin's bower

evergreen with pinnate leaves and sweetly scented white flowers

 
£17.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
CLEMATIS florida 'Alba Plena'

CLEMATIS florida 'Alba Plena'

Virgin's bower

large double greenish white flowers

 
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CLEMATIS florida 'Bicolor'

CLEMATIS florida 'Bicolor'

Virgin's bower

(Syn. 'Sieboldii') - beautiful form with large white flowers and a conspicuous central boss of violet-purple stamens

 
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CLEMATIS florida 'Taiga'

CLEMATIS florida 'Taiga'

Virgin's bower

double purple-blue flowers late summer through to autumn. The petals curl inwards and are tipped with greenish white. A close runner-up as RHS Plant of the Year in 2017

 
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CLEMATIS koreana 'Amber'

CLEMATIS koreana 'Amber'

Virgin's bower

RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2016. Grows to about 6-8ft with a profusion of double yellow flowers with a hint of pink. Suitable for growing in pot

 
£20.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
CLEMATIS macropetala 'Blue Bird'

CLEMATIS macropetala 'Blue Bird'

Virgin's bower

mauve-blue

 
£16.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
CLEMATIS macropetala 'Maidwell Hall'

CLEMATIS macropetala 'Maidwell Hall'

Virgin's bower

deep lavender-blue

 
£16.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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CLEMATIS macropetala 'Markham's Pink'

CLEMATIS macropetala 'Markham's Pink'

Virgin's bower

deep pink

 
£16.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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CLEMATIS macropetala 'Wesselton'

CLEMATIS macropetala 'Wesselton'

Virgin's bower

silvery-blue pendulous flowers

 
£16.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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CLEMATIS montana 'Broughton Star'

CLEMATIS montana 'Broughton Star'

Virgin's bower

semi-double salmon-pink flowers

 
£16.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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CLEMATIS montana 'Elizabeth'

CLEMATIS montana 'Elizabeth'

Virgin's bower

large soft pink fragrant flowers

 
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CLEMATIS montana 'Marjorie'

CLEMATIS montana 'Marjorie'

Virgin's bower

semi-double flowering form with creamy pink sepals and a centre of large salmon-pink stamens, late flowering

 
£16.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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CLEMATIS montana 'Tetrarose'

CLEMATIS montana 'Tetrarose'

Virgin's bower

deep pink. Ideal for coastal exposure

 
£16.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
CLEMATIS montana var. rubens

CLEMATIS montana var. rubens

Virgin's bower

bronze purple new shoots and rose-pink flowers

 
£16.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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CLEMATIS orientalis 'Bill Mackenzie'

CLEMATIS orientalis 'Bill Mackenzie'

Virgin's bower

smaller bell-shaped yellow flowers from midsummer into autumn

 
£16.00 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
CLEMATIS serratifolia

CLEMATIS serratifolia

Korean clematis, Virgin's bower

lemon-scented soft yellow flowers with dark stamens, blooming from late summer to autumn. Silky seed heads last well into winter

 
£15.50 each 
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CLEMATIS tangutica

CLEMATIS tangutica

Virgin's bower

yellow lantern-like flowers

 
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CLEMATIS texensis 'Princess Diana'

CLEMATIS texensis 'Princess Diana'

Virgin's bower

miniature tulip-shaped pink flowers with a vibrant pink central bar which becomes mauve-deep pink as it nears the edge of the flower

 
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