Clematis Miss Bateman

Clematis Miss Bateman
Clematis Miss Bateman

Clematis Miss Bateman

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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 - June
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
Deciduous Climber
Early To Mid-Summer
1.50 kg
Cultivation Information

The margins of the rounded overlapping tepals are slightly bluey-white with a more creamy-white bar and it has contrasting dark red stamens. The bars of the early flowers can be pale green.

Clematis 'Miss Bateman' - first raised 150 years ago and still a popular clematis.

Great in the garden or in a container.

This time in Plant of the Moment we look at the delightful clematis 'Miss Bateman', a cultivar that we've had in our collection for the last 30 years.
The plant was raised in 1869 by Charles Nobel a Surrey nurseryman, who bred it from two plants that had been discovered growing near Tokyo, Japan. He named this new plant for Miss Catherine Bateman, the daughter of James Bateman a famous orchid grower of the time and it is testament to the quality of this lovely variety, that we are still growing it over 150 years later.

clematis Miss Bateman has the loveliest rounded flowers.
The blooms of clematis 'Miss Bateman' are about 4-6 inches across and will start in late spring and continue into early summer for about 6 weeks.  As they first open they have a slightly green bar to the centre of the tepal which quickly fades away as the flower ages. At the centre of the bloom is the crown of rich red stamens which provide a beautiful contrast to the flower and make it stand out really well even in partial shade.
clematis 'Miss Bateman' will grow well in full sun and can cope with a part shade aspect as well.
Growing to a height of about 6-8 feet you can find many places for her in the garden. On your fences she will provide great coverage and as 'Miss Bateman' is naturally a bushy clematis giving many stems, she will also grow well with other climbers because she has the natural vigour to cope with companionship of another plant.
On an obelisk, arch or arbour she will delight not only you but your visitors as well.
Pruning is easy. Each February or early March, cut off the large 'birds nest' of material from the top, leaving a neat framework of strong stems at around 2-4 feet.
Flower and lots of buds at Malvern Spring Festival 2022.
For the Malvern Spring Festival 2022 we exhibited clematis 'Miss Bateman' in a container and this plant had been hard pruned to keep it compact.   You can see above how prolific this makes the plant and it gave a huge amount of flower in a compact display of about 1-2 foot in May and early June. It shows how versatile the cultivar is and how pruning it differently can help us adjust the plant to fit the space in which we are growing it.
The hardiness of varieties is always a question customers ask and here you will have no problems because Miss Bateman can cope with temperatures between -15 to -20c in the winter. (Zone H6 - Hardy - Very Cold Winter)
The only question remaining is where will you grow your 'Miss Bateman'?

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 (6)
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6 Reviews:

A beautiful specimen
01 November 2023  | 

Some online purchases can be disappointing upon receipt, but in this instance the clematis ordered was a healthy and well packaged plant even with a flower which was a huge bonus. The delivery was also spot on. Thank you

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Beautiful Bateman
13 May 2023  | 

Lovely quality plant. Very pleased with your plants

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Full planting instructions
12 September 2022  | 

Very healthy plant that’s starting to flower already

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Beautiful Clematis
11 July 2022  | 

Very healthy plant and well packed for delivery


good plant
21 June 2022  | 

strong healthy plant..arrived in good time


07 April 2022  | 

Really superb clematis. That‰Ûªs it !!