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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 '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
  2. Jasper
    £11.25
    The semi-nodding creamy-yellow flowers have a delicate perfume and are produced in great abundance on this vigorous climber. 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. 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
  5. 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
  6. Clematis flammula
    £13.50
    The clusters of small white star-like flowers have a sweet hawthorn scent. A deciduous, or semi-evergreen climber which requires free draining soil. 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. 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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  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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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  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. rehderiana
    £12.50
    The dainty pale yellow nodding bell-shaped flowers are borne in clusters and have a cowslip-like perfume. Occasionally slow to establish but is definitely worth the wait! Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Learn More

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