Clematis LAVALLEE No.1

Clematis LAVALLEE No.1
Clematis LAVALLEE No.1
Clematis LAVALLEE No.1
Clematis LAVALLEE No.1
Clematis LAVALLEE No.1
Clematis LAVALLEE No.1

Clematis LAVALLEE No.1

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Brand
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.
Aspect
Sun to Part Shade
Facing Aspect
South,East,West
Flowering Months
May - August
Average Flower Size (Inches)
4
Average Height (Feet)
7
Pruning
Hard in Feb/March (Group 3)
Soil Type
Moist but Good Drainage
Hardiness Zone
H5 - Hardy - Cold Winter (-15C to -10C)
Suitable for Containers
Yes
Awards
No
Scented
No
Habit
Deciduous Climber
Group
Florida
Weight
1.50 kg
Cultivation Information

LAVALLEE No.1 has rich deep bluey-purple flowers that blend to an almost white bar in the centre of the tepal and very prominent purple stamens like luxurious eyelashes in the centre. The white bar also has bluey-purple veins across it and in some situations the white bar is more pronounced. 
Flowers are produced in great abundance across the plant in late spring and early summer, then again in late summer and autumn.   We recommend growing in a container so that the plant can benefit from winter protection.

Bred by renowned clematis breeder Ton Hannink from the Netherlands this beautiful new clematis is a part of a long lasting breeding program that has already brought us the unique clematis SUGAR SWEET Blue and we can look forward to many more in the years to come.
Sadly Ton died in November 2021 and did not get to see this wonderful clematis introduced to market, however working with Marie-Laure and Benoit Javoy and their Nursery in France we are delighted to share in Ton's legacy and these wonderful plants he has created.

The name means 'The Valley' and this is plant No.1.

Other clematis by Ton Hannink
BURNING LOVE 'Vitiwester'
SUGAR SWEET Blue

Cultivation Advice

I would recommend growing florida clematis in large pots because they perform very well and they make a stunning display on a patio. Stand the container on the patio from late February to early October and then move it into a sheltered corner or cold glasshouse to over-winter. They will not need heated conditions during the winter, just shelter and if taking them undercover they will probably continue flowering.

In early March the previous seasons growth should be hard pruned down to approximately one foot (30cm) from the soil level and a fresh top-dressing of compost and bonemeal can be applied to the container. Use Westland Gro-Sure Slow Release Plant Food for consistent feeding through the year. 

Avoid keeping the floridas too wet over the winter, on the other hand they must not be allowed to dry out completely. Always ensure the pot drains freely and each year harden the plants off during late March as described in the Planting & Care Guide. 

When planting florida clematis in the garden they will require the shelter of a south or south west facing wall, with good free draining soil. A sheet of bubble plastic or a double layer of garden fleece draped across and pegged into position will keep the worst of the winter weather at bay. This protection can be removed during early March so that hard pruning can be carried out, then feed with a single handful of bonemeal and water it in. Replace the protection until the worst of the weather has passed.

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

Area

Post Codes

Number of Plants

 

 

Standard postal area

Any not listed below

1-4

£7.99

5 +

£9.99

N/A

Isle of Wight

Scilly Isles

(2 Day Service)

PO30-41

TR21-25

1-8

£12.99

9-12

£16.99

13+

£20.99

Scottish Highlands

& Islands

Isle of Man

Channel Islands

(2 Day Service)

AB 31-38 & 40-56 

HS; IV

KA 27-28

KW

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

PH 4-44 & 49-50

ZE; IM; GY; JE

1-4

£12.99

5-8

£18.99

9+

£24.99


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
Ashton-Under-Hill
Evesham
Worcestershire
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 (5)
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5 Reviews:

Highly recommend
Rating:
06 August 2022  | 

Beautiful large plant in perfect condition. Ordered and delivered with 48hrs - regular updates in between.
Couldn't get any better than that Many thanks

 
 

Perfect Plants
Rating:
04 August 2022  | 

Amazing service, plants arrived in beautiful condition in perfect package fantastic all round service

 
 

Clematis
Rating:
02 August 2022  | 

Plants looking great and now coming in to flower

 
 

Right plant right place?
Rating:
02 August 2022  | 

This will be my first attempt to grow a Clematis in a large pot. Lavallee No 1 appears to tick all the boxes for the position I want to grow it in. It arrived promptly and in good condition so fingers crossed it will do well like my other Thorncroft plants.

 
 

Great service.
Rating:
27 July 2022  | 

This clematis has surpassed my expectations even with the very hot weather. It has planted up well and I۪m excited to see how it grows in the fullness of time.

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