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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. Durandii
    £11.25
    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
  2. Clematis 'Edouard Desfosse' - image Courtesy of Clematis On The Web
    £11.25
    A very large flower of deep blue have a reddy-purple bar when they first open and wonderful dark purple anthers in the centre. Learn More
  3. 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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  4. Swedish Bells
    £13.50
    The nodding bell-shaped flowers are lavender-blue with paler bluey-white margins. A delightful addition to any garden with these enchanting 'dancing' flowers. Learn More
  5. Clematis 'Sweetheart'
    £13.50
    The slightly twisted tepals of the gorgeous mauve-pink blooms have a deeper bar. Herbaceous, non-clinging, semi-climber or scrambler. Unlicensed Propagation Prohibited. Learn More
  6. Ville de Lyon
    £11.25
    The stunning cherry-red flowers have a broad pinkish-mauve bar that is overlaid with cherry-red veins. A classic clematis which will give a striking display in your garden. Learn More
  7. Clematis florida 'Best Wishes'
    £13.50
    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
  8. 'Alba' (integrifolia)
    £12.50
    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
  9. '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
  10. Clematis integrifolia 'Ozawas Blue'
    £12.50
    The rich mid-blue nodding bell-shaped flowers have light mauve-blue margins and strongly recurving tips. An herbaceous, clump-forming clematis with scrambling stems. Learn More
  11. TWINKLE 'Zotwi'
    £13.50
    Dainty bell shaped flowers of white have a pale sky-blue at the 'crown' of the flower and the tepals gently twist towards the ends. An abundant and prolific clump forming clematis ideal for scrambling in the border, up a short support or in a container. Learn More
  12. Lemon Dream
    £13.50
    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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  13. Clematis macropetela 'Purple Dream'
    £13.50
    The light rosy-purple, nodding bell-shaped flowers have a delicate grapefruit scent. Requires free draining soil. Unlicensed Propagation Prohibited. Learn More
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Clematis montana 'Grandiflora'
    £11.25
    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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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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