Clematis Paul Farges (Fargesioides, SUMMER SNOW)

Clematis Paul Farges (Fargesioides, SUMMER SNOW)
Clematis Paul Farges (Fargesioides, SUMMER SNOW)
Clematis Paul Farges (Fargesioides, SUMMER SNOW)
Clematis Paul Farges (Fargesioides, SUMMER SNOW)
Clematis Paul Farges (Fargesioides, SUMMER SNOW)

Clematis Paul Farges (Fargesioides, SUMMER SNOW)

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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
June - September
Average Flower Size (Inches)
Average Height (Feet)
Hard in Feb/March (Group 3)
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
Mid-Summer To Autumn
1.50 kg
Cultivation Information
Clematis 'Paul Farges' The clusters of dainty creamy-white flowers have a very prominent crown of primrose-yellow stamens. A vigorous climber that produces an abundance of pretty flowers.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Also known as Fargesioides & SUMMER SNOW.

Cultivation Advice.

These 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. There is no need to deadhead these clematis, however if they appear to have finished flowering earlier than you expected, there is no harm in giving them a light trim to encourage new growth and a secondary flowering late in the autumn.

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 (15)
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15 Reviews:

Summer snow clematis
18 June 2024  | 

Packed efficiently arriving safely now flourishing in my garden

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Fantastic plant
07 August 2023  | 

Well grown, will Go nicely next to my crimson red rose from David Austin roses

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Fabulous fast growing clematis
15 June 2023  | 

I bought this clematis a few years ago having initially seen it on a gardening programme on tv where it was described as “a real doer”. He wasn’t wrong. Its as vigorous as a montana but seems to flower for a long period. My recent purchase is already scrambling up a trellis and I expect it to be as spectacular as my original purchase.

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Dormant Paul Farges
14 March 2023  | 

I have bought a number of clematis from you and been very happy. However the above arrived as a dormant plant with a note to that effect. The last dormant plant I received from you stayed dormant, and I wonder whether you should advise your customers that that is what you will be sending in case they wish to reconsider.

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Hi Timothy,
Thanks for taking the time to submit your review.
I think it's fair to say that most customers know when to expect a deciduous plant to be dormant so don't require further explanation.
If you received a plant in a dormant state and it didn't come back into life, you should certainly tell us and we would send you another right away, and free of charge unlike some nurseries who just claim it's not their fault.
We would always want to know if someone receives a dormant plant and it does not come back into life in the spring.
Dormant or not, this would not effect the underlying quality of the plant.
I hope that's reassuring for you and others,

Nice plant in good condition
17 August 2022  | 

This was a gift so I can't comment too much, but it was gratefully received and a few days on is growing!

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Clematis excellent and good condition when it arrived
19 July 2022  | 



Fast growing and plenty of blooms
14 July 2022  | 

One of the easiest to grow Clematis I have had. Have two in my garden one east facing one west facing and both prolific climber with lovely white flowers.


Superb Clematis
26 May 2022  | 

Arrived well packaged, so pleased with this lovely strong Clematis, planted in a pot and beginning to get well established, looking forward to it brightening up my garden, thankyou for a superb service, highly recommended.


Fantastic Quality plant, arrived in perfect condition.
21 April 2022  | 

Clemetis are so delicate, but mine arrived, extremely well packaged and protected as full, healthy established plant looking full of life and ready to go. I was really impressed with the quality and would definitely buy again and recommend. Thankyou Thorncroft. Excellent!


16 April 2022  | 

Arrived in good condition and speedily


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