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 Valour

clematis 'Valour' is an exceptional viticella that produces beautiful pinky-lilac 'katherine-wheel' shaped flowers in great abundance. They have pretty contrasting pale yellow stamens which provide a striking centre piece.
Exhibited first by Thorncroft Clematis at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018.

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Clematis Venosa Violacea

The eye-catching flowers have broad deep purple margins that merge towards a white bar which has rosy-purple veins running through it. A lovely crown of stamens further enhance the striking effect of these blooms.
'Recommended' by a Popular Garden Magazine Dec 2020.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

 
£18.00
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Clematis VIENNETTA Evipo006

Clematis VIENNETTA has stunning blooms with cream tepals with a prominent dome-shaped purple centre that is mottled with cream. Although similar to Sieboldiana, the dome-shaped centre is larger and more frequently has highlights of greeny-cream.

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Clematis Walenburg

The semi-nodding deep purply-red flowers have a creamy-white centre and contrasting purply-red anthers. When I first saw this in full bloom it was in a garden in Sweden and when in full flower it makes a breathtaking sight.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

 
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Clematis Wisley Cream

clematis Wisley Cream has dainty cream nodding bell-shaped flowers which are produced in profusion through the winter months. It was named after the place it was raised, the RHS garden Wisley.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

 
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Clematis WONDERFUL 'Zo09073'

The vibrant pinkish-red semi-nodding flowers have a dark centre, are very pretty and produced in huge abundance from mid to late summer. A striking climber for any arch or arbor and a great companion plant too.

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Clematis Wyevale

The mid blue hyacinth shaped flowers are borne in clusters and have a gorgeous perfume. This clump-forming clematis has erect woody stems and requires free draining soil.

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Fallopia baldschuanica (Russian Vine)

Fallopia baldschuanica is a fast growing Russian vine with tiny pale pink tinted white flowers which are produced in large panicles and bloom for most of the summer.
Want something covered fast? This is your plant!!

£18.00
Jasminum beesianum

This strong-growing, twining climber, Jasminum beesianum produces clusters of sweetly scented deep pink flowers that are followed by small black berries. Although deciduous, it can be semi-evergreen in sheltered situations, and it requires free draining soil.

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Jasminum humile Revolutum

Jasminum humile 'Revolutum' is a semi-evergreen shrub with scented, bright yellow flowers in clusters during late spring and early summer. It will keep it's leaves in milder regions where winter temperatures do not get so cold.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

£18.00
Jasminum nudiflorum

My Winter Jasmine, jasminum nudiflorum looks a picture growing on my vintage tin workshop walls. Clusters of small yellow flowers appear from bare stems in the winter months, giving a delightful bright splash to dull areas and contrasts brilliantly with the dark green painted tin.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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Jasminum officinale
Jasminum officinale

This vigorous, twining climber, Jasminum officinale, produces lovely, fragrant white flowers against dark green foliage. Although deciduous, it can be semi-evergreen in sheltered situations, and it requires free draining soil.

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Jasminum officinale Affine

This vigorous, twining climber, Jasminum officinale Affine, produces lovely, fragrant white flowers with a pink tint on slender stems. Although deciduous, it can be semi-evergreen in sheltered situations, and it requires free draining soil to avoid getting too wet throughout the winter months.

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Jasminum officinale Aureum (Aureovariegatum)

Jasminum officinale Aureum is a hardy deciduous climbing jasmine producing abundant clusters of sweetly scented white flowers in summer and autumn with variegated green and creamy yellow foliage.
Previously known as Jasminum officinale Aureovariegatum

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Jasminum officinale Devon Cream (Clotted Cream)

Jasminum officinale Devon Cream is one of my favourite Jasmine of all time. Abundant clusters of sweetly scented creamy-white flowers are produced throughout the summer months on a plant capable of covering up to 6x6 foot fence panels! 

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Jasminum officinale Inverleith

On Jasminum officinale Inverleith, clusters of pink-red buds open into sweetly scented white flowers during spring and autumn. It can be semi-evergreen in sheltered situations.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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Jasminum polyanthum

What a stunning Jasmine this is. Jasminum polyanthum produces large clusters of strong & sweetly scented white flowers that emerge from rich pink buds. It is also semi-evergreen in very sheltered situations and will requires a free draining soil to avoid it wetting off in the winter.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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Jasminum x stephanense

With vigorous young shoots that often have variegated leaves, Jasminum x stephanense also produces beautiful pale pink, scented flowers. It can be semi-evergreen in sheltered situations, and it requires free draining soil to avoid becoming waterlogged in the winter.

£18.00
Parthenocissus henryana

A spectacular Chinese Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus henryana is a deciduous, self-clinging climber which has attractive dark green foliage, with silver white veining, in the spring and summer, and leaves which turn crimson red in the autumn, for an amazing display.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

£18.00
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Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Parthenocissus quinquefolia is the traditional Virginia creeper, a deciduous, self-clinging climber, with large green leaves in the summer, which turn bright red in the autumn, filling your garden with a real pop of colour. The leaf is slightly glossy and the blooms leave behind a small black berry which the birds love but it is toxic to humans.

£18.00
Parthenocissus quinquefolia REDWALL® Troki

An exclusive and stunning Polish variety with attractive large glossy leaves, green in summer, turning to deep fiery red in autumn. Fully hardy, healthy and quite undemanding. An excellent subject for growing over fences, but may also be trained over walls, arbour's, pergolas and other supports.

£18.00
Parthenocissus tricuspidata Beverley Brook

Commonly known as Boston Ivy, Parthenocissus Beverley Brook is a self-clinging, vigorous climber grown mainly for it's spectacular autumn leaf colour, which is at its best when grown in full sun. The leaves are glossy green in spring and summer, turning glorious red and purple during the autumn.

£18.00
Parthenocissus tricuspidata Veitchii

Also known as The Boston Ivy. Parthenocissus tricuspidata Veitchii is a vigorous climber grown mainly for its spectacular autumn leaf colour, which is at its best when grown in full sun. This is my favourite Parthenosisus and photographed on a fence at the family home.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

£18.00
Passiflora caerulea

Often referred to as The Common Passion Flower, Passiflora caerulea ia a semi-evergreen climber with beautifully intricate white flowers, sometimes flushed pink, which have a central purply-blue crown.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

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