Attractive to Bees & Insects

Integrifolia 'Alba' with BeeThere are always lots of bees and insects around the nursery and here we have compiled a list of those clematis & climbers which are most attractive to them. We all know how important bees are for us and the eco-system so with these plants we can support wildlife and enjoy the garden too. 

Bees visit flowers to collect nectar and pollen, which they use as food for themselves and the larvae in their hives or nests. By moving from flower to flower, they are vital pollinators of many garden and wild flowers. Insect pollination is essential for the cropping of most fruits and some vegetables.

Thanks must go to Wim Snoeijer for his help in refining this list. You may like to see the Wim Snoeijer Collection of clematis.

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  1. 'Alba' (integrifolia)
    £11.75
    Dainty nodding bell-shaped flowers of pure white have an occasional hint of blue at the base of the tepals and a sweet scent. Super for front of border interest. Learn More
  2. Anita
    £11.75
    The pretty creamy-yellow nodding buds open as pure white outward-facing flowers. This lovely clematis can either be light or hard pruned depending on the area needing to be covered. Requires free draining soil. Learn More
  3. Aromatica
    £12.50
    The reddy-purple star-shaped flowers mature to violet-blue and have a spicy scent - a sunny position will enhance perfume. An herbaceous, clump-forming plant with semi-erect stems. Learn More
  4. Best Wishes
    £12.50
    The mauvy-white tepals have a deep pinky-mauve bar and are heavily overlaid with purple freckles. The depth of colour changes during the flowering period, adding to its unique charm. Requires shelter, free draining soil and winter protection. Unlicensed Propagation Prohibited. Learn More
  5. Betty Corning
    £11.75
    Pretty pale bluey-mauve nodding bell-shaped flowers, whose pointed tips open and twist slightly to reveal a deeper bluey-mauve and textured inside. The delicate perfume is more noticeable when planted in the sun. Learn More
  6. Bill Mackenzie
    £11.75
    (syn. orientalis 'Bill MacKenzie') Its bright yellow nodding, lantern-shaped flowers have distinctive dark reddish-brown stamens that leave excellent silky seed-heads. Excellent for late flowers. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Learn More
  7. Cassandra
    £12.50
    The clusters of rich deep blue hyacinth shaped flowers are strongly scented. A favourite in our garden. This clump-forming clematis has erect woody stems and requires free draining soil. Learn More
  8. Durandii
    £10.75
    The gorgeous rich indigo blue flowers are semi-nodding and have contrasting pale yellow anthers. Semi-herbaceous, non-clinging, semi-climber or scrambler. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Learn More
  9. Early Sensation
    £14.50
    The 'female' flowers are greeny-cream on opening, maturing to pure white. An evergreen climber requiring free draining soil and winter protection. Grow near 'Avalanche' or 'Joe' to get amazing seedheads! Learn More
  10. Elizabeth
    £10.75
    The pale pink flowers have a pretty satin sheen and a lovely vanilla perfume. Over the years this has proven to be one of the most popular montana's. Grow in a sunny position to enhance the perfume. Learn More
  11. Étoile Rose
    £12.50
    The delightful semi-nodding bell-shaped flowers are rich deep pink, merging to light mauve-pink margins and recurved tips. A wonderful sight cascading over our arch. Learn More
  12. Clematis 'Fragrant Spring'
    £10.75
    (syn. montana 'Fragrant Spring'). The light mauvy-pink, vanilla scented flowers, have contrasting greeny-yellow stamens and are borne in great abundance. Grow in a sunny position to enhance the perfume. Learn More
  13. Geoffrey Tolver
    £12.50
    Deep velvety reddish purple. The distinct stamens have white filaments and purple anthers. Named after the late Geoffrey Tolver, Ruth's father. Semi-herbaceous, non-clinging, semi-climber or scrambler. Learn More
  14. Clematis 'Grandiflora'
    £10.75
    (syn. montana var. grandiflora). The eye-catching satin white flowers have rounded tips, lightly ruffled margins and contrasting bright yellow anthers. A really rampant grower! Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Deciduous climber. Learn More
  15. Clematis 'Hakuree'
    £11.75
    The delicately scented, bluish-white nodding bell-shaped flowers have twisted tepals that reveal a mauve-blue bar on the inside. An herbaceous, clump-forming clematis with scrambling stems. Learn More
  16. Clematis 'Hendersonii'
    £10.75
    (syn. x diversifolia 'Hendersonii'. Previously eriostemon 'Hendersonii'). Dark purply-blue open nodding bell shaped flowers. Semi-herbaceous, non-clinging, semi-climber or scrambler. Learn More
  17. Jasper
    £10.75
    The semi-nodding creamy-yellow flowers have a delicate perfume and are produced in great abundance on this vigorous climber. Learn More
  18. Clematis 'Lambton Park'
    £11.75
    (syn. tangutica 'Lambton Park', tangutica 'Lampton Park'). The bright yellow nodding lantern-shaped flowers are followed by silky seedheads. Grow in a sunny position to enhance the coconut-like perfume. A favourite in our garden. Requires free draining soil. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Learn More
  19. 'Lathkill Dale' Image courtesy of Manfred Westphal
    £16.00
    This bushy little border plant produces very pretty pale blue, outward facing flowers. They start from mauve hanging buds opening and raising up to face you as they open. Named for one of the breeders favourite dales in Derbyshire. Learn More
  20. Lemon Dream
    £12.50
    The light lemon-yellow double nodding bell-shaped flowers open from pale lime green buds. Flowers whiten with age. Has a delicate grapefruit scent. Requires free draining soil. Unlicensed Propagation Prohibited.

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