Beginners Clematis

Our beginners clematis group have been selected because of their easy to grow nature and ability to perform pretty much regardless of the way they are treated. The shortlist we have provided here should all do well if given careful planting, even if they get neglected a little afterwards!

There is a good spread of flowering times among the list so you can have interest throughout the calendar year and should make life easier for the gardener

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A Beginners Plant Pack
A Beginners Plant Pack

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It can be hard to choose what's right for you when you are new to something, so let us take the worry out of it for you with our Beginners Plant Pack. Buy our Beginners Plant Pack and start your clematis collection today.
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A Montana Plant Pack
A Montana Plant Pack

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The montana clematis are dear to us because we used to have a National Collection of them at the nursery. Sadly the collection is no longer but we still have a love for these glorious natural climbers. Buy our Montana Plant Pack and start covering your garden in colour.
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Clematis Abundance

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

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Clematis Alba (montana var. montana)

Simple white star-shaped flowers of creamy white have creamy-yellow stamens and are produced in incredible profusion. This delightful montana has a bright green foliage which shows the flowers off beautifully.

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Clematis Albina Plena

Clematis Albina Plena produces a great abundance of pure white semi-double nodding bell-shaped flowers that are creamy-white when they first open.

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Clematis Alionushka

clematis Alionushka has beautiful deep mauve-pink nodding bell-shaped flowers which are produced in huge abundance through the summer to autumn months.

Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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Clematis Anita

The pretty creamy-yellow nodding buds open to pure white outward-facing flowers. This lovely clematis can be light  pruned depending on the area needing to be covered.
Also known as clematis tangutica 'Anita'.

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Clematis Aotearoa

The deep purply-blue flowers have contrasting greenish-yellow stamens, their undulating margins twist slightly towards the tips. This looks fabulous on the front porch of my house. Aotearoa means 'Land of the long white cloud'.

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Clematis Arabella

clematis Arabella has mid mauvy-blue flowers with a hint of a rose pink bar when first open. 
A long standing favourite of our family and one that has done really well in our garden. 
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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Clematis AVANT-GARDE Evipo033

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.

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Clematis Bagatelle (Dorothy Walton)

The large star-shaped flowers have very pointed light blue tepals that are strongly dappled with mauve and deep pink, they have a deeper pink bar.

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Clematis Beautiful Bride PBR

A prolific clematis with striking flowers of pure white with a creamy bar down the middle and a crown of dusky purple anthers at the

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Clematis Bill MacKenzie

Its bright yellow nodding, lantern-shaped flowers have distinctive dark reddish-brown stamens that leave wonderful silky seed-heads. Excellent for late flowers.
Also known as clematis orientalis 'Bill Mackenzie'.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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Clematis Black Prince

The deep reddish-purple semi-nodding flowers have a silvery reverse. Their simple shape and elegant colouring are a charming addition to your garden.

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Clematis Blekitny Aniol (BLUE ANGEL)

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

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Clematis Blue Tapers syn. Cyanea

What makes 'Blue Tapers' so charming are the small bell-shaped flowers of mid blue that have a whitish staminode and are produced in great abundance.

£18.00
Clematis Bredon Blue

Clematis Bredon Blue has charming and dainty mid-blue bell-shaped flower with a creamy-white inner skirt. A dainty but also very hardy plant, this will become a modern classic.

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Clematis BURNING LOVE Vitiwester

The glorious vibrant red flowers have a textured surface and gently re-curved, twisted tips. Their distinctive crown of contrasting yellow stamens adds to the attraction of this outstanding performer. 

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Clematis Comtesse de Bouchaud

The mid pink flowers of this wonderful old clematis have a pretty satin sheen. The clarity of colour and simplicity of shape are what gives it such charm. Worthy of space in every garden.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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Clematis Crimson King (Red Cooler)

The beautiful blooms are deep cerise pink with a slightly paler bar. Occasionally the early blooms are semi-double. A lovely old classic dating from the early 1900's.

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Clematis Daniel Deronda

The lovely rich bluey-purple flowers have paler, almost mauve bars. The early flowers are occasionally semi-double.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden

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Clematis Dark Eyes

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.

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Clematis Diamond Anniversary
Clematis Diamond Anniversary

*Jan 24 - Temporarily Out of Stock while numbers are increased. It may be many months before this variety is back in stock again.
The pretty pale pink semi-double nodding bell-shaped flowers bear a mid-pink flush on the reverse. Will have greater depth of colour if grown in a

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Clematis Dorothy Tolver

The fabulous, vibrant deep mauve-pink blooms have a satin sheen and the early flowers are occasionally semi-double. A prolific and strong growing plant, ideal for beginners.

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