Lucky-Dip Plant

Lucky-Dip Plant

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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
Average Flower Size (Inches)
Average Height (Feet)
Soil Type
Well Drained
Hardiness Zone
Suitable for Containers
Deciduous Climber
1.50 kg
Cultivation Information
These could be a clematis or other climber that has lost it's label and being plant lovers we simply can't bring ourselves to throw them away!
They will make good garden plants and you could get anything from 'Arabella' to Zara or even a honeysuckle!
Please do not ask for a specific cultivar or colour, they have lost their labels, hence the name 'Lucky-Dip'!
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
 - please Click Here

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 (6)
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6 Reviews:

Excellent value.
21 March 2023  | 

3 purchased as part of a larger order, the first two were named, and I noticed that they both flower at different times, allowing continuity. This showed care and thoughtfulness on the part of the person who chose and packed the order. My only slight negative was the third, an unnamed Clematis, was very dehydrated, with many leaves wilting and brown crispy ones on the inside of the plant. I have given it a drink and hope to see it perk up as it acclimatizes to its new home. The first two will be given as a gift, the third I am keeping for myself, I love the fun of the lucky dip option, and am very pleased with my purchase. Thank you!

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lucky dip
12 July 2022  | 

liked price but not delivery cost as doubled the price ,would have been a nice option along with purchases of 2 plants i made earlier .


Lucky dip clematis
19 March 2022  | 

I purchased a lucky dip of 4 clematis,a bargain price of 20.00.I received four excellent plants so well packaged. Thorncroft kept intouch with me from start to finish, great customer service. Definitely will buy again from this company.

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My lucky dip
24 January 2022  | 

4 great plants will be interesting to see what they are .Many thanks


What a bargain
29 November 2021  | 

Very happy to find that my lucky dip clematis was a named variety and as healthy as my other purchase. I had a Comptesse de Bouchard a few years ago but it did not survive the beast from the east so getting this replacement is a bonus


Delighted to receive a healthy looking plant and look forward to seeing it in bloom next year.
24 November 2021  | 

I like that it۪s foliage looks healthier than the two 'full price' plants I purchased.