Dry & Hot Areas

Over the years we have gained many friends who garden in countries with warmer climates like southern France or even hotter such as South Africa or southern Japan. We are grateful to them for giving us feedback on what does well and what does not in these hotter climatic conditions.
Generally we would suggest the following as a guide to those types that are happier in a warmer climate. However, all individual environments do differ, so we cannot guarantee success in any particular location.

Keeping the clematis moist at the root is key. Ensure that the compost does not dry out, nor become waterlogged from to frequent watering, then most clematis will cope with reasonably high summer temperatures.

Growing them in pots or containers of some sort is often a better way to ensure good soil and moist, yet free-draining conditions. We understand, for example, that the local soil in Madeira and parts of South Africa is not ideal. There is really no need to shade the roots - although it can help to retain moisture, it can also harbour slugs and other pests.
Most general advice is still the same as in England; feed them every two weeks even when they are flowering, and keep pale coloured types that are prone to fading, in shade.

As a guide, based on feedback from customers, you may like to try the following:
Most of the species, such as ternifloraorientalis var. orientalis and rehderiana.
Also consider the Cirrhosa and other evergreens, but they may exhibit summer dormancy, losing their leaves in the hottest months.
The Tangutica Group will be fine in drier soils but high humidity may be a problem.
Montanas generally, although they do need a good supply of water especially as they can become very large.
Most large flowered types, but prune back by half after the first flowering to avoid too much dead foliage building up. They will flower again 6 - 8 weeks later.
The Integrifolia Group and Texensis Groups, but these must be kept moist at the root to avoid mildew problems.  

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Clematis I AMŽ LADY Q 'Zoiamladyq'

Dainty white flowers have a mid-pink margin, purple anthers and are borne in great abundance. Magnificent grown with 'Walenburg'.

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Clematis INSPIRATIONŽ 'Zoin'

The striking vivid reddish-pink blooms are deeply textured and often pale towards the centre of the flower. They have strongly contrasting yellow stamens which make the flower stand out really nicely even from a distance.

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Clematis integrifolia

Clematis integrifolia has mid-blue nodding bell-shaped flowers with long narrow twisted tepals. This form of the species is strong growing, prolific and easy to grow as well.

£18.00
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Clematis JACKMANII PURPUREA 'Zojapur'

The glorious velvety plum-purple blooms are deeper at the margins and tips, with paler highlights in the centre around the crown of pale yellow stamens. Its colour matures to bluey-purple as the blooms age.

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Clematis Jingle Bells

The flowers of cirrhosa Jingle Bells are a beautiful creamy-white, they are nodding and bell-shaped with a hint of citrus scent if grown in a sunny location. A charming and prolific winter flowering evergreen clematis that requires a sunny and free draining soil.

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Clematis JOHN HOWELLS 'Zojohnhowells'

The wonderfully rich carmine red flowers have a brighter red bar and deep wine red anthers. This plant has performed really well in my parents hot garden with sandy soil and the uniform shape is very charming.

£18.00
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Clematis John Huxtable

The pretty white flowers are deeply textured and have a wonderful satin sheen. This popular clematis is perfect to brighten any dull spot in your garden and excellent for a long summer and autumn flowering period.

£18.00
Clematis Kaiu

The dainty pearly-white nodding urn-shaped flowers have a pinky-mauve blush. A vigorous grower that makes a good companion to large shrubs, and whose delightful blooms make excellent cut flowers. 

£19.95
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Clematis Kermesina

The silvery-pink buds open to glorious deep crimson flowers and have a white spot at the base of each tepal with contrasting dark brown stamens.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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Clematis Kokonoe

This stunning new clematis looks to be a big hit with gardeners.  With it's deep royal-purple double blooms which stand out from the rich green foliage on long slender stems giving it a very exotic appearance.

£21.00
Clematis Lambton Park

The bright yellow nodding lantern-shaped flowers are followed by beautiful silky seed-heads. Grow in a sunny position to enhance the coconut-like perfume. A favourite in our garden.
Also known as clematis tangutica Lambton Park.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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Clematis Lansdowne Gem

Dainty bell-shaped flowers are a dull claret colour inside with a cream reverse and have cream anthers. The plant was discovered as a sport of 'Freckles' in 1995 by Merv Jerard of Lansdowne Valley, Christchurch, New Zealand. Often misspelt clematis 'Landsdown Gem'

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Clematis LAVALLEE No.1

Launched by Thorncroft Clematis - LAVALLEE No.1 has rich deep bluey-purple flowers that blend to an almost white bar in the centre of the tepal and very prominent purple stamens like luxurious eyelashes in the centre.

£21.00
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Clematis LIBERTY 'Zo08095'

This stunning bloom opens with a broad rich raspberry-pink margin and veins over a pinky-white base and bar. As the flower matures the pinky-white at the centre becomes more prominent towards its golden stamens.
Introduced to the UK by Thorncroft at Chelsea Flower Show.

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Clematis Little Bas

The dainty bluey-purple nodding bell-shaped flowers have a white star on the interior and are perfect for that 'cottage garden' look. Clematis 'Little Bas' was raised in Holland on the nursery of J van Zoest and named after their youngest son.

£18.00
Clematis LITTLE LEMONS 'Zo14100'

Little Lemons is an intriguing introduction from our friends at Jan van Zoest clematis nursery in The Netherlands.
Dainty yellow flowers are 1-1.5 inches across and produced in great abundance on short stems of 25-30cm. The flower leaves a wonderful glossy seedhead and it blooms semi-continuously from the late spring to early autumn.  Please read the plant cultivation information carefully by clicking the image and scrolling down.

£23.50
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Clematis Little Nell

The dainty semi-nodding flowers have white bars and pale mauve-pink margins. Despite its delicate appearance it is an exceptionally 'good-doer' and an excellent garden plant. Another one of Peter's many favourites!

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Clematis Little White Charm

Large clusters of star-like cream & white flowers have the strongest perfume of all armandii types. A superb evergreen climber requiring free draining soil.

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Clematis Madame Julia Correvon

The glorious vibrant red flowers have a textured surface and gently recurved, twisted tips. Their distinctive crown of contrasting yellow stamens adds to the attraction of this outstanding performer.
Received a Top Award in a Popular Garden Magazine Dec 2020.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

£19.95
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Clematis Margot Koster (M. Koster)

Clematis 'Margot Koster' is a lovely old clematis which has irregular, somewhat 'dishevelled-looking' flowers of deep mauve-pink, which nevertheless are extremely attractive!  An excellent companion plant, it grows very well with other climbers and though shrub roses.

£18.00
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Clematis Maria Cornelia

The delightful semi-nodding creamy-white flowers mature to pure white and have a lovely crown of contrasting purple stamens. This is a lovely form of viticella and performs vey well in many soil types as well as on Any aspect, so very forgiving in it's nature.

£19.95
Clematis Mary Rose (viticella 'Flore Pleno')

This gorgeous old clematis dates from the 1500's. It's semi-nodding rosette-like double flowers are deep dusky-amethyst which look wonderful against a pale background like a rendered wall or cream or white fence.

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Clematis MASA Evipo089

Clematis MASA has very abundant, exotic looking flowers, with rich bluey-purple tepals and deep purple anthers that have a silvery sheen. Prolific and easy to grow.

£21.00
Clematis Minuet

The delightful semi-nodding flowers have light purply-red margins that gently merge to white bars. It has distinctive pale green stamens with deep purply-red tips.
'Recommended' by a Popular Garden Magazine Dec 2020.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

 
£18.00
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