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.

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Clematis Mrs Robert Brydon

The clusters of small white, scented flowers are tinged with grey-mauve or pale blue and are produced in great abundance across the plant through the summer and early autumn. 

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Clematis My Angel

Small nodding bell-shaped flowers of rich reddish-brown have a bright yellow inside and are followed by a profusion of shiny silvery seed-heads. Very pretty and easy to grow.

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Clematis napaulensis

The greenish-cream nodding bell-shaped flowers have long reddish-pink anthers. The foliage is winter-green, it has a period of dormancy in the summer when it can lose its leaves. *Click the image to see some IMPORTANT! cultivation information!

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Clematis New Love

The clusters of deep violet-blue hyacinth shaped flowers are beautifully scented. This clump-forming clematis has erect woody stems and requires free draining soil.

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Clematis Night Veil

The slightly reddy purple blooms have a hint of white at the base of each sepal and almost black anthers. One of the largest blooms in the viticella group and very popular to grow with peach or apricot roses.

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Clematis Odoriba

The outside of the nodding bell-shaped flowers is pale mauvy-pink with deeper pink margins. The inside has white bars and bright rose pink margins. Excellent for cut flowers and a favourite in our garden!

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Clematis Orange Peel (tibetana subsp. vernayi var. vernayi 'Orange Peel' LS&E 13342)

The deep golden yellow nodding bell-shaped flowers mature to rusty-orange, with attractive seed-heads and finely cut foliage.
Also known as:
tibetana subsp. vernayi var. vernayi 'Orange Peel' 
tibetana subsp. vernayi var. vernayi L & S 13342 and also  tibetana 'Orange Peel'.

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Clematis orientalis var. orientalis
Clematis orientalis var. orientalis

Clematis orientalis var. orientalis has masses of small pale creamy-yellow bell-shaped flowers that have a bright yellow inside and sometime a reddy-brown outside. The blooms are produced through mid summer to late autumn followed by an abundance of silvery seed-heads.

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Clematis Ourika Valley

The nodding bell-shaped flowers are pale lime green when first open maturing to yellowy-cream. This is one of, if not the hardiest of evergreen clematis and the leaves are serrated which adds further to its attraction.
An evergreen climber that requires a sunny, sheltered position and free draining soil. Also known as cirrhosa 'Ourika Valley'.

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Clematis Paul Farges (Fargesioides, SUMMER SNOW)

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

 
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Clematis PERNILLE 'Zo09113'

Pretty and striking flowers of white have a deep purple margin maturing to pale violet purple, borne in great abundance on this strong growing hardy clematis. A wonderful introduction from J van Zoest nursery Holland and introduced to the UK by Thorncroft Clematis at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show 2017

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Clematis PETIT FAUCON Evisix

clematis Petit Faucon is a marvellous little plant with nodding to outward facing flowers with four rich bluey-purple tepals. The stamens have rosy-purple filaments and golden yellow anthers. 
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

 
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Clematis PICOTEE 'Zo09124'

The sumptuous large flowers are pearly-white at the centre with bright cerise pink margins and pointed tips. A wonderfully eye-catching bloom.

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Clematis Pink Dwarf

The clusters of hyacinth shaped flowers are pale to light silvery-pink and makes an excellent 'front of border' plant. This clump-forming clematis has erect woody stems and requires free draining soil.

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Clematis PISTACHIO Evirida

The elegant creamy-white blooms have an unusual crown of pinkish-grey inward curled anthers with a prominent tuft of green stigmas in the centre.

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Clematis pitcheri
Clematis pitcheri

A native of the USA, it has glossy deep purple to purply-red nodding pitcher shaped flowers. Colour can vary slightly dependent on aspect and soil type. This rare species is a semi-herbaceous, deciduous climber that thrives in the sun.

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Clematis Polish Spirit

The dark purple flowers have a slight reddish-purple bar which fades to bluey-purple as the blooms mature. An excellent choice to give later flowers in your garden.
'Recommended' by a Popular Garden Magazine Dec 2020.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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Clematis Praecox

The clusters of white star-shaped flowers have deep bluey-mauve tips. A clump-forming, vigorous, scrambler that also looks fabulous when trained against a wall. clematis 'Preacox' is also known as jouiniana 'Preacox'.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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Clematis Prince Charles

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

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Clematis Prince George

The gorgeous white flowers of this new clematis are very deeply textured with crimped, wavy margins & cream anthers. It has been named in honour of Prince George, son of Prince William the Prince of Wales.

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Clematis PRINCE WILLIAMŪ 'Zo08171'

The purply-red flower buds open to handsome semi-nodding tulip-shaped flowers, with mauve margins and deep lavender interiors. Try growing this with clematis PRINCESS KATE or lonicera japonica Princess Kate to make a stunning feature in your garden.

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Clematis Princess Diana

This eye-catching clematis has rich deep pink trumpet shaped flowers with paler mauve-pink margins. 
The blooms are just delightful and carry on well into the autumn giving a long period of interest for the gardener.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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Clematis PRINCESS KATE 'Zoprika'

The outside of the elegant trumpet shaped flowers is rich purply-pink, whilst the margins, tips and inside are a clear white giving a stunning contrast. A truly beautiful flower to grace your garden and can be grown with clematis PRINCE WILLIAM for a charming combination.

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Clematis Purpurea Plena Elegans

This lovely clematis has double dusky-magenta rosette shaped flowers and makes a wonderful sight when in full bloom. These elegant blooms are excellent as cut flowers.
'Recommended' by a Popular Garden Magazine Dec 2020.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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