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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 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Clematis triternata 'Rubromarginata'
    £13.50
    (syn. flammula 'Rubromarginata', x triternata 'Rubromarginata'). The clusters of small almond-scented star-like flowers are white with rich red tips. A favourite in our garden! Learn More
  9. Jasminum nudiflorum
    £11.25
    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
  10. Jasminum polyanthum
    £11.25
    Jasmine. Clusters of strong & sweetly SCENTED white flowers emerge from pink buds. Semi-evergreen in very sheltered situations. Requires free draining soil. Learn More
  11. 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
  12. Lonicera periclymenum Heaven Scent
    £11.25
    The scented creamy-yellow flowers mature to white. Requires free draining soil. Learn More
  13. 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
  14. Lonicera similis var. delavyii
    £11.25
    White tubular flowers turn yellow and are sweetly scented followed by black berries. Semi-evergreen. Requires free draining soil. Learn More
  15. Trachelospermum jasminoides
    £13.50
    This elegant climber has clusters of highly scented white flowers and shiny dark green leaves. Learn More

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