Clematis Alionushka

Clematis Alionushka
Clematis Alionushka
Clematis Alionushka
Clematis Alionushka
Clematis Alionushka

Clematis Alionushka

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Thorncroft Clematis
Plant Size
Plants will usually be about 45-90cm tall on delivery, this can vary depending on the time of year and variety chosen. They are grown in 3 litre containers and are 2 years Old.
Any Aspect
Facing Aspect
Flowering Months
June - September
Average Flower Size (Inches)
Average Height (Feet)
Hard in Feb/March (Group 3)
Soil Type
Moist but Good Drainage
Hardiness Zone
H6 - Hardy - Very Cold Winter (-20C to -15C)
Suitable for Containers
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Semi-Herbaceous Scrambler
1.50 kg
Cultivation Information
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


Bred in the Crimea in 1961 by A.H. Volosenko-Valensis and M. A. Beskaravajnaja this clematis is a very hardy plant indeed, meaning that it is popular across the whole of Europe and very much at home in an English garden.
'Alionushka' is classified as part of the Diversifolia family of clematis, these have been crossed between a climbing clematis and integrifolia, meaning that the leaf petiol (leaf stem) does not cling or wrap around things like they do on most other clematis. Therefore 'Alionushka' and other Diversifolia scramble around unless they are given a support and are trained onto it, for example an obelisk.

Another attribute that you will notice is the almost herbaceous nature of Alionushka, where the new shoots come from the crown or very lowest woody stems. In spring there is a profusion of new pink shoots at the base of the plant, quickly growing up to give a mass of lush new stems which will eventually reach as much as 5-7 feet depending on the soil type.

Pruning is best carried out in the mid spring each year, cutting all the stems down to around 4-8 inches from the soil, just above a new shoot. If you like to tidy the garden for winter, you can prune it back to around 3 feet in the late autumn once it is dormant to tidy it up but avoid cutting it too short particularly in harsher climates.

I have particularly fond memories of a plant of 'Alionushka' at the nursery which grew inside a large iron obelisk on a bank of earth next to a wonderful hazel tree. They were not too close together but near enough that the flowers of 'Alionushka' shone out against the dark leaf of the nut tree, a wonderful sight from my grandmothers sitting room chair.
The question is... How will you use your clematis 'Alionushka'?

Cultural Advice
These herbaceous cultivars are clump-forming scramblers, or semi-climbers.
In general, they have non-clinging stems and can be allowed to scramble in herbaceous borders, alternatively they can be used to clamber through open shrubs, small trees, rambler and shrub roses, or obelisks.  
They are all hardy, very free flowering, trouble-free clematis, suitable to use as cut flowers and come highly recommended.

Delivery Details

Delivery from £7.99 and most customers never pay over £9.99!

We offer a year-round Mail Order and Delivery service (subject to weather and availability). We do not dispatch small or young plants, but send our mature plants in 3 litre pots anywhere in the United Kingdom and Europe.

We dispatch Monday to Thursday each week so usually your order will be dispatched within 1-2 days of ordering, however during busy periods this can be expected to increase. Any significant delays will be notified by email and posted on the website. 
Orders made after midday Thursday are usually dispatched on the following Monday.
We use DHL for all our deliveries. To get the most out of the delivery service download the DHL App. Find out more here - DHL APP.

Our last dispatch before Christmas 2022
 will be 15th December - all orders placed after this will be sent in the New Year and that is to be from the 9th January onwards.

Instructions to Nursery
 - At the checkout stage you are able to add an instruction to the nursery such as, 'Please avoid March 20th - 25th' or 'Away in June'. 

Instructions to courier
 - Please give us details of a safe place where the parcel can be left (Please note - this is at the customer's risk). If no instructions to leave the parcel are given and there is no one to sign for it, then our carrier will try to deliver the following day.

Please provide your mobile number or email address and our carrier will tell you the hour your delivery will be made within and if it is not convenient you will be able to re-arrange the delivery directly with them.


UK Delivery Charges


Post Codes

Number of Plants



Standard postal area

Any not listed below



5 +



Isle of Wight

Scilly Isles

(2 Day Service)









Scottish Highlands

& Islands

Isle of Man

Channel Islands

(2 Day Service)

AB 31-38 & 40-56 


KA 27-28


PA 20-38; 41-49 & 60-78

PH 4-44 & 49-50








Export to Northern Ireland and outside the UK

We no longer offer to export to Northern Ireland or outside the United Kingdom and are sorry for any disappointment this has caused.

Click & Collect

Although we do not open on a regular basis, we are delighted to offer a Click & Collect option for you to collect your orders from our Rails End Nursery location in Worcestershire.
While we get to grips with this new offering we will have to restrict the collection day to a Friday only between 10:00 & 3PM with the hope of expanding that at a later date if we feel it is possible.

Make your online order, checkout and pay online just as if it was a delivery order but of course select Click & Collect instead of a shipping method.
Because we are predominantly a mail order business, our systems are automated and much of the terminology revolves around the kinds of terms used in mail order, so please forgive us for this.
You will receive the following automated emails after making your order.
1. Order acknowledgement. - Full details of your order.
2. Order Status Update - Pending - meaning your order is received into our order processing system
3. Order Status Update - Processing - meaning we are picking and cleaning your plants
4. Order Status Update - Dispatched - in the case of Collection orders, your plants are almost ready for you to pick up.
5. Order Status Update - Completed - your plants are ready for you to pick up on the next Friday.


You can collect from our new location at:
Rails End Nursery
Back Lane
WR11 7RG

About Our Plants

At Thorncroft the quality of our clematis plants is very important to us and we will not compromise on keeping up the high standards our customers have come to expect.

We supply plants mostly in a 3 litre container, growing on a 3 foot (1 meter) bamboo cane support, occasionally a 2 litre pot is sufficient to ensure a quality plant is produced.  Your clematis can not always be delivered in full flower, however we will aim to send you the most advanced plant for you so that you get the best display possible in the first year of our plants being in your garden.

Chelsea Chop - Also from time to time we will need to prune plants back to keep them tidy on their cane. While every effort is made to only supply plants in full leaf we may on occasions send plants that have been recently pruned or had leaves removed and will include notes to explain why this has been done.  It's known as the 'Chelsea Chop' and is commonly seen in late May and June.

Please keep in mind that some of the more specialist clematis have different habits, so these standards can vary depending on the type you are buying but it gives you a good guide on what to expect. 

From the very outset, the Thorncroft philosophy is to provide a clematis which will thrive for the customer in their garden but also to provide the expert knowledge that we have gained over the years to help advise you which clematis are the best.

We have been sending plants by mail order to customers all over the world and have build up a good knowledge of which plants perform best in various parts of the globe. We also value your experience and if would like to tell us about which clematis you grow in your country, please do, it will allow us to continue learning

Reviews (7)
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7 Reviews:

I’m back again!
01 April 2024  | 

If the frequency of me buying from this site doesn’t encourage you to buy these wonderful healthy plants I don’t know what will. This one looks fabulous. Loads of pristine foliage. Just gardening her off as the guide says to before planting her up. Best clematis supplier in my opinion. Website full of helpful tips. Comes with a pruning guide. Hoping they will be at RHS Malvern so I can be tempted (again).

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Excellent service
27 March 2024  | 

Very healthy plant. Excellent service from true experts on growing clematis. I have recommended Thorncroft to other gardeners considering buying clematis

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Lovely plant
20 March 2024  | 

Really pleased. Beautiful plant, securely packaged and helpful planting out instructions

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12 May 2022  | 

Fantastic as always. Strong plants well packaged


20 April 2022  | 

Love everything as with all the others my daughters and I have purchased. Obviously can‰Ûªt say yet how they perform because they are new arrivals. So far so wonderful!


Healthy plant
15 April 2022  | 

Arrived in perfect condition, strong plant in bud ready to go!


So easy to grow
28 July 2020  | 

I had this as a gift from the mother in law.
I planted it and thought well her we go, lets see what happens.
Now I have an addiction to herbaceous clematis! What a cracker!
I cut the flowers and have now built the whole integrifolia collection from Thorncroft in my own garden!

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