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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 'Early Sensation'
    £13.50
    The 'female' flowers are greeny-cream on opening, maturing to pure white. An evergreen climber requiring free draining soil. Grow near 'Avalanche' or 'Joe' to get amazing seedheads! 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. Clematis 'My Angel'
    £12.50
    Small nodding bell-shaped flowers of rich reddish-brown have a bright yellow inside and are followed by a profusion of shiny silvery seed-heads. Very pretty and easy to grow. Learn More
  4. Paul Farges (Summer Snow)
    £12.50
    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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  5. 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
  6. Clematis '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. Clematis heracleifolia 'Praecox'
    £11.25
    (syn. x jouiniana 'Praecox'). The clusters of white star-shaped flowers have deep bluey-mauve tips. A clump-forming, vigorous, scrambler that also looks fabulous when trained against a wall. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Learn More
  9. Clematis integrifolia 'Rosea'
    £11.25
    The mid mauvy-pink nodding bell-shaped flowers merge to paler pink at their beautifully twisted tips. An herbaceous, clump-forming clematis with scrambling stems. 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 in the Autumn. Learn More
  11. 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
  12. 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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  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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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  17. Clematis PRETTY IN BLUE 'Zopre'
    £13.50
    Clusters of scented violet-blue star-shaped flowers have a reddy-purple blush along the central bar. Learn More
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Winter Beauty
    £16.00
    The dainty nodding bell-shaped flowers are pure white and have a waxy texture. The attractive foliage is evergreen and the plant benefits from free-draining soil. Learn More

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