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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 montana 'Continuity'
    £12.50
    The mid-pink flowers have a huge crown of stamens and long flower stalks. Requires free draining soil. Available September 2019 Learn More
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Clematis montana 'Prosperity'
    £13.50

    Available 2019
    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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  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Clematis viticella 'Little Nell'
    £11.25
    The dainty semi-nodding flowers have white bars and pale mauve-pink margins. Despite its delicate appearance it is an exceptionally 'good-doer' and an excellent garden plant. Learn More
  12. BURNING LOVE 'Vitiwester' - Photographed in the gardens of Silver Star Vinery, USA
    £13.50
    The glorious vibrant red flowers have a textured surface and gently recurved, twisted tips. Their distinctive crown of contrasting yellow stamens adds to the attraction of this outstanding performer. Learn More
  13. Jasminum nudiflorum
    £11.25

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    Winter Jasmine. Clusters of small yellow flowers appear from bare stems in the winter months, giving a delightful bright splash to dull areas. Requires free draining soil. Learn More

  14. Jasminum polyanthum
    £11.25

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    Jasmine. Clusters of strong & sweetly SCENTED white flowers emerge from pink buds. Semi-evergreen in very sheltered situations. Requires free draining soil. Learn More

  15. Fragrant Cloud Image courtesy of Szczepan Marczynski
    £13.50
    Flowers are red-purple on the outside and beige inside, and have a strong agreeable scent. Has a compact growth habit and a long flowering period followed by ornamental red fruits August to October. Awarded a bronze medal at the National Plant Show 2011 in Poland. (syn. Honeysuckle Fragrant Cloud) Learn More
  16. Lonicera periclymenum Belgica
    £11.25
    Early Dutch Honeysuckle. The scented purply-red flowers open to reveal creamy-yellow `throats`. A classic cottage garden plant. Requires free draining soil. Learn More
  17. Lonicera periclymenum Heaven Scent
    £11.25
    The scented creamy-yellow flowers mature to white. Requires free draining soil. Learn More
  18. Lonicera purpusii fragrantisima
    £11.25
    Dainty white flowers have a strong scent, loved by solitary bees especially on a mild winters day. Winter flowering and requires free draining soil. Learn More
  19. Lonicera similis var. delavyii
    £11.25

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    White tubular flowers turn yellow and are sweetly scented followed by black berries. Semi-evergreen. Requires free draining soil. Learn More

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