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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. 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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  2. Clematis 'Sweet Scentsation'
    £12.50
    The glorious clusters of white, sweetly scented star-like flowers are borne in great abundance making an eye-catching display for your garden. Learn More
  3. 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
  4. Clematis armandii
    £19.50
    The clusters of white flowers have a good perfume. A superb evergreen climber that requires free draining soil, sunny aspect to enhance perfume, whilst avoiding very exposed situations. Learn More
  5. Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom'
    £19.50
    Clusters of deep pink flower buds open to pinky-white flowers, with a good perfume. A superb evergreen climber that requires free draining soil, sunny aspect to enhance perfume, whilst avoiding very exposed situations. Learn More
  6. Clematis heracleifolia 'Mrs Robert Brydon'
    £11.25
    The clusters of small white, scented flowers are tinged with grey-mauve or pale blue. Semi-herbaceous, deciduous, vigorous semi-climber or scrambler. Requires free draining soil. Learn More
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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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  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  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 '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
  17. napaulensis
    £13.50
    The greenish-cream nodding bell-shaped flowers have long reddish-pink anthers. The foliage is winter-green, it has a period of dormancy in the summer when it can lose its leaves. Requires a sunny, sheltered position and free draining soil. Learn More
  18. 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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  19. Clematis terniflora (Sweet Autumn Clematis)
    £13.50
    The clusters of small white star-shaped flowers have a gorgeous hawthorn-like perfume, from which it gets its common name 'Sweet Autumn Clematis'. Learn More
  20. 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

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