Clematis Elizabeth

Clematis Elizabeth
Clematis Elizabeth
Clematis Elizabeth
Clematis Elizabeth
Clematis Elizabeth

Clematis Elizabeth

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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.
Sun to Part Shade
Facing Aspect
Flowering Months
May - June
Average Flower Size (Inches)
Average Height (Feet)
Tidy After Flowering (Group 1)
Soil Type
Moist but Good Drainage
Hardiness Zone
H5 - Hardy - Cold Winter (-15C to -10C)
Suitable for Containers
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Deciduous Climber
1.50 kg
Cultivation Information
The pale pink flowers have a pretty satin sheen and a lovely vanilla perfume. Over the years this has proven to be one of the most popular montana's. Grow in a sunny position to enhance the perfume.
Also known as montana var. rubens 'Elizabeth'
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Cultivation Advice
The Montana's are ideal for softening the outline of buildings, covering fences and walls, but be aware some can be very vigorous! Any of these will look fabulous scrambling up into large mature trees as they would in the wild.
'Freda' is one 'lady-like' montana, and 'Primrose Star''Sunrise' and 'Marjorie' are generally more manageable.
The Montana prefer a free draining soil condition and can be susceptible to 'wetting off' during the winter if they are kept too wet. If required, pruning should be carried out immediately flowering has finished. Avoid them becoming too excessively wet during their first autumn and winter in the ground or perhaps plant in the spring.

Check out our Magnificent montana's Blog here - Magnificent Montanas

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.

To see our last dispatch date before Christmas
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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:

11 June 2024  | 

Beautiful plant and well packaged

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Good quality
05 June 2024  | 

Plant arrived safely and well packaged. Good quality plant, as expected.

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Excellent quality
28 February 2024  | 

First time buying with you , fantastic quality and service , will definitely buy from you again

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Clematis Elizabeth
27 July 2023  | 

The clematis arrived safely via DHL. Root system well developed supporting healthy top growth.

Since planting clematis Elizabeth has put on strong growth. I know it will flourish for many years.

All the clematis I have purchased from Thorncroft are thriving. 1st clematis purchased in 2020 , Star of India, covers the top of two fence panels and full of flowers .

Thank you to all at Thorncroft for excellent plants and customer service.

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Complete Satisfaction
30 March 2023  | 

As always, a very healthy Clematis (montana Elizabeth),lots of new Spring growth including flower buds, I'm well pleased.

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Excellent purchase
09 March 2023  | 

I ordered this clematis and found the transaction very easy and the Croft Clematis kept me advised all the way until itís arrival. The plant arrived in good condition with excellent instructions regarding the care and planting.

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I have grown a Montana Elizabeth Clematis before.
26 November 2021  | 

I Look forward to smell the scented flowers in the spring.