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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. Clematis 'My Angel'
    £12.50
    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. Learn More
  2. Paul Farges (Summer Snow)
    £11.25
    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 RHS Award of Garden Merit.

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  3. Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love'
    £13.50
    The pleasantly scented flowers are a rich deep red when first open, maturing through purply-red and paling to light purplish violet. A striking, vigorous climber. Unlicensed Propagation Prohibited. Learn More
  4. Clematis montana 'Continuity'
    £12.50
    The mid-pink flowers have a huge crown of stamens and long flower stalks. Requires free draining soil. Available in the Autumn. Learn More
  5. Clematis montana 'Elizabeth'
    £11.25
    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
  6. Clematis montana 'Fragrant Spring'
    £11.25
    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
  7. Clematis montana 'Mayleen'
    £11.25
    The mid mauvy-pink flowers have a textured surface with a pretty satin sheen and are deliciously spicy scented. She also boasts an attractive bronze foliage. Grow in a sunny position to enhance the perfume. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Deciduous climber. Learn More
  8. Clematis montana 'Prosperity'
    £15.00

    Masses of white flowers with lightly crimped margins are borne in great profusion in early summer, followed by a further display throughout late summer and early autumn. Requires free draining soil.

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  9. Clematis montana 'Rubens'
    £11.25
    This well-known montana has light pink flowers with a textured surface, vanilla scent and the foliage is tinged with bronze. Grow in a sunny position to enhance the perfume. Learn More
  10. Clematis montana 'Wilsonii'
    £11.25
    The clouds of satin-white star-like flowers have a distinctive crown of greeny-cream stamens and are delicately scented. Learn More
  11. Clematis montana var. montana syn. 'Alba'
    £11.25
    Simple white star-shaped flowers of creamy white have creamy-yellow stamens and are produced in incredible profusion. Learn More
  12. Clematis montana 'Odorata'
    £11.25
    The pale pink flowers have a delicious vanilla scent. A very popular and widely grown montana. Grow in a sunny position to enhance the perfume. Learn More
  13. Clematis montana 'Pink Perfection'
    £11.25
    montana var. rubens 'Pink Perfection' has pale pink rounded flowers have a delightful fragrance when grown in the sun. A reliable and popular montana we have grown for many years. Learn More
  14. Clematis orientalis 'Bill MacKenzie'
    £12.50
    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
  15. Clematis orientalis L. var. orientalis
    £12.50

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

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  16. Clematis tangutica 'Anita'
    £12.50
    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
  17. Clematis tangutica 'Lambton Park'
    £12.50
    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
  18. Clematis tibetana 'Orange Peel'
    £12.50
    (syns. tibetana subsp. vernayi var. vernayi 'Orange Peel', and L & S 13342). The deep golden yellow nodding bell-shaped flowers mature to rusty-orange, with attractive seedheads and finely cut foliage. Requires free draining soil. Learn More
  19. Clematis viticella 'Betty Corning'
    £12.50
    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
  20. Étoile Rose
    £13.50
    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

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