Clematis Marie Boisselot

Clematis Marie Boisselot
Clematis Marie Boisselot
Clematis Marie Boisselot
Clematis Marie Boisselot
Clematis Marie Boisselot

Clematis Marie Boisselot

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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
May - September
Average Flower Size (Inches)
Average Height (Feet)
Light in Feb/March (Group 2)
Soil Type
Moist but Good Drainage
Hardiness Zone
H6 - Hardy - Very Cold Winter (-20C to -15C)
Suitable for Containers
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Deciduous Climber
Early To Mid-Summer
1.50 kg
Cultivation Information

The beautiful upward-facing blooms open creamy-white, turning to pure white as they mature and have golden stamens. A beautiful old cultivar from the early 1900's. If hard pruned can be grown in a patio container.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

clematis 'Marie Boisselot'
A firm favourite of my wife Gilly who has always admired this clematis for its consistently uniform flower shape and good flower size of about 5-6 inches across.
We at Thorncroft are often known for introducing new clematis but we also have a sentimental side for the varieties we've grown for many years. Clematis like 'Marie Boisselot' have been a part of our lives for so long, that she is not seen as just a plant but more as a person. This is because over the years we become familiar with the 'personality' of a plant, the way it behaves, it's likes and dislikes, just as if it was a human and as such we have a feeling of closeness to it.
The beautifully regal blooms are upward-facing open and creamy-white. They turn to pure white as they mature and have golden stamens at their centre.
Uses in the garden can be very diverse, from covering walls and fences, to growing through a companion plant or into a tall shrub, even scrambling over and along a low wall. You don't need to find a 'space' for Marie Boisselot to grow into, just a space to plant her roots carefully into the ground, then let the plant find it's own way through the garden border.
Aspect - Any Aspect
Facing Aspect - North,South,East,West
Flowering Months - May - September
Average Flower Size (Inches) - 6
Average Height (Feet) - 9
Pruning - Light in Feb/March (Group 2)
Soil Type - Moist but Good Drainage
Hardiness Zone - H6 - Hardy - Very Cold Winter (-20C to -15C)
Suitable for Containers - Yes
Awards - RHS Award of Garden Merit
Scented - No
Habit - Deciduous Climber
Group - Early To Mid-Summer
Price - £18.00 for a 3 litre pot.
This beautiful old cultivar dates back from the early 1900's and received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Mentioned in The Virgins Bower published in 1912, William Robinson said this cultivar can be "trusted to give lovely effects if culture and position be all [it] deserves."

Where will you plant yours?

Cultivation Advice.

Large flowered clematis prefer a good quality soil with high nutrient levels and a soil which is moist but free-draining. Improve planting holes with at least 2 forkfuls of well rotted manure or garden compost and if you don't have these use a 'Soil Improver' compost. The Improvement material added should be placed under the root of the plant not around it. This encourages the roots to grow downwards and remain deep and cool during summer. If your clematis flowers in May-June(late spring), cut the dead flower heads when they have finished to encourage a second set of flowers to be produced in the late summer and autumn. Be prepared to wait for a couple of years before they will be at their best - Our saying is - 1st year = Roots, 2nd year = Shoots, 3rd year = Flowers!

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 (13)
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13 Reviews:

Beautiful plant
09 April 2024  | 

My clematis arrived carefully packed and on time. It looks very healthy and is a very good size. The instructions are clear with regard to planting and after care. An excellent service. My Marie Boisselot should grow into a beautiful addition to my garden- if the rain stops long enough for me to plant it!

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Great condition
04 April 2024  | 

My plants arrived safely packaged and in great condition. The plants had plenty of new growth and healthy buds and roots in abundance.

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Marie Boisselot
11 March 2024  | 

All four clematis I ordered arrived beautifully packaged and in perfect condition. Thank you Thorncroft!

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Great Service and Climbers
11 March 2024  | 

My first purchase from Webbs and have to say I was very impressed. Kept me informed all the way through from ordering, to picking to delivery. The quality of the plants and price equally good. Will use again.

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Excellent service
31 January 2024  | 

Allways good products and well informed of progress of goods bought this in January so canít say at the moment how it Wynette , but bought plenty from here and all doing well good quality counts

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Marie Boisselot
06 November 2023  | 

Excellent, healthy plant

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Clematis Marie Boisselot
20 October 2023  | 

The plant arrived on time and was very well packed. I have since planted it as per the instructions and itís doing well. Great service would thoroughly recommend.

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Wonderful Service
05 September 2023  | 

Was given this lovely plant as a birthday present. Unfortunately there was a problem with the original plant, and Throrncroft quickly replaced it with a strong healthy specimen. So looking forward to next year when she will break into bloom. Thank you Peter, Heather and the team.

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Excellent service.
30 June 2023  | 

Nice healthy plant and excellent service with good packaging and comprehensive growing advice. Thank you.

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Excellent product on arrival
12 May 2022  | 

Had it previously in another garden and loved it. Therefore wanted another. This is my fourth Clematis ordered from Thorncroft this year. All arrived in perfect health. Can't recommend this business highly enough.


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