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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Passiflora caerulea Constance Elliott

Passiflora Constance Elliott is a stunning, semi-evergreen climber bearing scented, beautifully intricate pure white flowers, with white filaments and green and purple structures at its centre. The flowers are followed by orange-yellow, egg-shaped fruit. It requires free draining soil. A strikingly beautiful white passion flower, nicely complemented by dark green foliage, this plant will brighten any area that it climbs over.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

£18.00
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Passiflora caerulea Rubra

Often called the Common Passion Flower, Passiflora caerulea Rubra is a semi-evergreen climber, bearing beautifully intricate flushed pink flowers, with a central purply-blue crown during late summer and autumn. It requires free draining soil.

£18.00
Passiflora caerulea White Lightning (Yanpas)

This semi-evergreen climber, Passiflora White Lightning, produces striking ivory-white blooms accented by a purple crown and centre, followed by yellow fruit. It requires free draining soil. Enjoy the exotic-looking flowers and bring colour into your garden with this lovely variety of Passion Flower.

£18.00
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Passiflora Purple Haze

Impressively large exotic flowers are white with an overlay of vibrant purply-blue filaments and green and purple structures in the centre. The flowers have a light scent and are sought-after by pollinating insects. It will be happiest on a sheltered wall where it gets some protection form the worst of the winter weather. Alternatively grow it in a cool conservatory of greenhouse.

£18.00
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Passiflora Snow Queen
Passiflora Snow Queen

Passiflora Snow Queen is a stunning, semi-evergreen climber bearing beautifully intricate pure white flowers, with white filaments and green and purple structures at its centre.

£18.00
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Solanum crispum Glasnevin

Solanum crispum Glasnevin is an impressive evergreen climber which will produce a mass of rich purple-blue flowers with a yellow centre in the summer, occasionally paler blue on sandy soils. It is a strong grower which benefits from being allowed to grow rather than being contained by pruning.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

£18.00
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Solanum jasminoides Album Variegatum

This variety of the potato vine produces masses of pure white star like flowers with a yellow filaments and anthers. It has a very attractive green and creamy-white variegated foliage that is also semi-evergreen in most of the UK climate.

£18.00
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Solanum laxum Album

With slender, twining stems and glossy green leaves, Solanum jasminoides Album is an evergreen climber which will cover itself in glorious clusters of bright white, scented star-shaped flowers in the summer and autumn. A strong growing plant that is difficult to contain by pruning so give it space to spread and go wild!
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

£18.00
Sollya heterophylla

Originating from Australia, Sollya heterophylla is a lovely evergreen climber which produces beautiful blue bell-like, scented flowers during the summer months. A great choice for growing in a pot or container in your conservatory, or on the patio in mild weather, this climber will fill its space with beautiful blue, scented flowers during the summer.

£18.00
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Sollya heterophylla White

Originating from Australia, Sollya heterophylla White is a lovely evergreen climber which produces attractive white bell-like, scented flowers during the summer months. A great choice for growing in a pot or container in your conservatory, or on the patio in mild weather, this climber will fill its space with beautiful blue, scented flowers during the summer.

£18.00
Trachelospermum asiaticum Bella

Trachelospermum asiaticum, or Asiatic Jasmine, has attractive, glossy, dark green, evergreen foliage which is the perfect background for its dainty white almond-scented flowers during the summer. It makes an excellent choice for growing over a pergola, as well as against walls and fences.

£21.00
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Trachelospermum asiaticum Pink Showers

Soft pink star-like flowers bloom over several months from late spring to summer and is beautifully fragrant. A strong growing plant with  dark evergreen foliage, this can be used in many ways in the garden, for coverage and privacy or to create a wall of green between two areas of the garden.

£21.00
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Trachelospermum jasminoides (Star Jasmine)

Trachelospermum jasminoides is a wonderful garden plant and often known simply as the Star Jasmine. This elegant climber has clusters of highly scented white flowers and shiny dark evergreen leaves is an understated but wonderful addition to any garden. Superb at screening unsightly objects it will also be at home, scrambling up into a supporting tree or shrub.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

£21.00
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Trachelospermum jasminoides Star of Toscane 'Selbra'

Beautifully abundant flowers of cream to butter yellow are produced in clusters over a long period of the summer and early autumn. A strong growing plant with dark evergreen foliage, this can be used in many ways in the garden, for coverage and privacy or to create a wall of green between two areas of the garden.

£21.00
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Trachelospermum jasminoides Varigatum

Trachelospermum jasminoides 'Varigatum' is a medium-sized evergreen climber with glossy oval leaves margined and blotched with creamy-white, tinged reddish in winter. It produces highly fragrant white flowers in clusters and they become cream with age.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit

£21.00
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