Clematis Prince Charles

Clematis Prince Charles
Clematis Prince Charles
Clematis Prince Charles
Clematis Prince Charles
Clematis Prince Charles

Clematis Prince Charles

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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
1.50 kg
Cultivation Information
This gorgeous blue clematis opens light azure blue with a hint of pink along the central bar. As the blooms mature they become more mauve-blue, losing the pink tint. An outstanding performer!
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

Cultivation Advice

Included in this group are those clematis commonly thought of as Viticella's, or viticella crosses. However we have taken the liberty to include some other cultivars in this group because their growth, habit and appearance is identical to that of the Viticella's. They include the likes of 'Blekitny Aniol''Polish Spirit' and 'Prince Charles' because of their similarities, and for ease of selection, we feel justified in placing them within this group.

They are all extremely hardy, very free flowering, their pruning is simple and they cannot be recommended highly enough. Especially useful for people new to growing clematis as they are extremely tolerant of what the gardener does to them! They all make excellent companions to grow with roses.

Tips for the Viticella.
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 (22)
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22 Reviews:

Very pretty
17 July 2024  | 

Kept informed all along its journey to me. Arrived securely packaged. Itís a beautiful colour and very striking flower. Very happy with service and clematis.

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Quality item
15 July 2024  | 

This plant arrived well packaged and a very good size with multiple stems.
Everything I have ordered from this nursery has been top quality

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05 June 2024  | 

Plant arrived safely and well packaged. Disappointing size and quality of plant, especially when compared to the three others (all montanas) in the same consignment. If I had been browsing in a nursery or garden centre I would not have purchased this particular specimen. However, the plant had a good root system, so it should be OK.

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Hi John,
Thanks for your feedback. We are sorry if you received a pruned plant. When compared to the montana's at this time of the year they will look markedly different however the underlying quality of Prince Charles and his vigour will allow him to thrive for you once he's planted out into the garden.
I hoper that is reassuring for you.

Great looking plant
18 March 2024  | 

As always with Thorncroft, I received a wonderful looking plant and I am sure will look amazing in a few weeks' time.

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Clematis Prince Charles
21 June 2023  | 

Absolutely wonderful service, (as usual) arrived perfectly packed, and plant in excellent condition. Planted straight away, and doing fine. Many thanks.

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Healthy looking plants
20 June 2023  | 

The plants seem fine although itís early days yet. Delivery was good but not having a predicted date until the last minute was a little frustrating.

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Timely purchase
09 May 2023  | 

As King Charles III is crowned his namesake Clematis is thriving in a deep pot , facing west on my terrace. It's putting on growth almost by the day and hopefully it may produce some flowers before summer is out. Is there one named Camilla?

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Lovely good size healthy plant
14 July 2022  | 

Lovely light Blue flowers


Nice quality
13 May 2022  | 

Good customer service, despatched quickly, plant well packaged, and arrived in excellent condition. This clematis variety is tough and easy care, and I look forward to seeing it flower.


11 May 2022  | 

Great packaging and delivery. Lovely plant in great condition.


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