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Patio Clematis

Here are all our top recommendations for clematis to grow in 'Patio' pots. While many clematis are suitable for being grown in a pot, these are the best for a compact and prolific display in a typical free-standing patio pot.

When potting patio clematis, choose a large container, preferably terracotta not plastic, at least 18"(45cm) deep with adequate drainage holes.  Put plenty of crocks, stones or gravel in the bottom to ensure good drainage and stand the container on feet or bricks to stop the drainage holes becoming blocked.

To keep these clematis compact, we recommend HARD pruning in February / March and pruning hard again after the first flush of flowers has finished.
In other words - ignore the 'normal' pruning instructions!

For further instructions on caring for patio clematis visit the Planting & Care Guide.

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  1. Burma Star
    £12.50
    The rich purple flowers have a glorious velvety sheen and the merest hint of a purply-red bar when first open. Learn More
  2. Clematis 'Carnaby'
    £11.25
    The pretty light pink star-shaped flowers have bright reddy-pink bars and a crown of wine red stamens. Hard pruning will keep the plant more compact and delay the flowering by a few weeks. Learn More
  3. Diamond Ball
    £13.50
    A magnificent double flower whose tepals have pale mauvy-blue undulating margins that merge to bluey-white along the central bar. Exceptionally free-flowering. Learn More
  4. Clematis 'Fond Memories'
    £13.50
    The palest pinky-white blooms have an elegant satin sheen, its margins are outlined with deep rosy-lavender. The reverse is very deep rosy-lavender. Very free-flowering and extremely hardy - it makes a wonderful gift. Unlicensed Propagation Prohibited. Introduced by us in 2004. Learn More
  5. Clematis 'Fujimusume'
    £11.75
    The purest, clearest 'true blue' clematis there is, its glorious flowers have contrasting pale yellow stamens. A very compact, free-flowering climber, perfect for pots and an extremely good candidate for a north wall. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Learn More
  6. Clematis 'Hania'
    £12.50
    This striking clematis has vivid purply-red bars merging to light pinky-mauve undulating margins and a prominent crown of contrasting stamens. Learn More
  7. Innocent Blush
    £16.00
    New in 2014, this beautiful clematis made a huge impact on our Chelsea exhibit. Its enchanting single and semi-double flowers are light pink with a deeper pink blush around the margins and central bar of the tepals. Unlicensed Propagation Prohibited. Learn More
  8. Innocent Glance
    £16.00
    The wonderful rosette-like double blooms are light pink with rich pink marbling that merges towards the rich pink outlined margins. As the blooms mature they become pale pink & later flowers are single. Unlicensed Propagation Prohibited. Learn More
  9. Jeanne's Pink
    £13.50
    New in 2014, her delightfully pale 'flesh' pink blooms have a ruffled appearance and a crown of butter yellow stamens. Early flowers are occasionally semi-double and the plant benefits from dead-heading. Learn More
  10. Clematis 'Jerzy Popiełuszko'
    £11.25
    The sumptuous rounded satin white flowers have a beautiful crown of coffee coloured stamens. This compact, prolific & free-flowering clematis is pronounced Yearzay Popee-yo-noush-tchko. Learn More
  11. Julka Image courtesy of Szczepan Marczynski
    £11.25
    The attractive velvety looking violet-purple blooms have eye-catching bright purply-red bars. Named after Julianna Marczynski and is pronounced Youlka, her family name. Learn More
  12. Mercury
    £13.50
    Beautiful white, washed with pale silvery-mauve-blue. The stunning blooms have very ruffled margins. The early flowers are often semi-double. Deciduous climber. Learn More
  13. Nunns Gift Photo by Roy Nunn
    £13.50
    The pale creamy-yellow 'male' flowers have a hint of green at their base. An evergreen with prostrate growing habit or can be trained vertically if desired, requiring free draining soil and winter protection. Learn More
  14. Rosa Königskind
    £11.25
    The pretty light mauve-pink star-shaped flowers have beautiful wavy margins and a gorgeous crown of contrasting dark wine-red stamens. A really cute, compact and free-flowering climber perfect for a pot! Unlicensed Propagation Prohibited. Learn More
  15. Stefan Franczak - Image courtesy of Szczepan Marczynski
    £16.00
    These elegant bright sapphire-blue star-shaped flowers have a textured surface and beautifully crimped margins. The tepals bear a paler bar, almost white in the centre of the bloom and wonderful contrasting yellow stamens. Learn More
  16. 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
  17. 'Taiga'

    Launched by Thorncroft Clematis at RHS Chelsea Flower Show - Most popular plant with the public in Chelsea Plant of The Year 2017.
    Buy from us, a Trusted source and the official introducer.
    The attractive double blue-purple flowers have a greeny-white tip to the tepals and appear from summer through to autumn. ‘Taiga’ is an exotic looking clematis and is ideal as a feature plant in a patio container or against a south facing wall. The plant can reach a width of 1 metre and height of 2.5 metres and should be grown in the sun. When the flower first opens it is very spikey, then it becomes like a rosette with large outer tepals, before the final stage when the centre opens out to create a luxuriant full double flower. Magnificent!! Unlicensed Propagation Prohibited.

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  18. ANGÉLIQUE™ 'Evipo017'
    £16.00
    The beautiful pale silvery lilac-blue star-shaped flowers have gently waving margins tapering to pointed tips. The blooms are enhanced by a lovely crown of stamens. A very compact, free-flowering climber perfect for a pot! Learn More
  19. ARCTIC QUEEN™ 'Evitwo'
    £16.00

    This clematis has been withdrawn from sale by the breeder and may be several years before it becomes available again. Please see our alternatives.

    Duchess of Edinburgh
    Maria Sklodowska Curie
    Sylvia Denny
    Yukiokoshi
    Jackmanii Alba
    Chalcedony

     

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  20. Baby Doll
    £13.50
    The pretty pale blue star-shaped flowers have creamy-white bars & pale yellow anthers. A compact, free-flowering climber perfect for a pot! Learn More

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