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Shade Tolerant Clematis

Here are our recommendations for clematis for shade area's of the garden.  While many clematis are able to grow on 'Any' aspect these ones are the best for growing in the more shady areas of your garden.
The clematis natural habitat in may area's, is to grow under the canopy of tree's and shrubs and for the twining stems to grow through the branches, allowing the flower to lay on the open canopy above. Because of this habit these plants will cope with partial shade to full shade as long as the shade is not really dark or dense, like it would be between two tall buildings for example.

We hope that our selection of clematis for shade offers something for you and your garden.

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  1. Andromeda
    £11.25
    The delicious looking flowers remind us of raspberry-ripple ice cream, they are creamy-white with pretty raspberry-red bars. The early blooms are semi-double, with single blooms later. Learn More
  2. Clematis 'Barbara Dibley' - image Courtesy of Clematis on the Web
    £12.50
    Large flowers of rich purply-red have a reddy-purple stamen in the centre. A classic early summer clematis. Learn More
  3. Clematis 'Beautiful Bride' PBR
    £12.50
    A prolific clematis with striking flowers of pure white with a creamy bar down the middle and a crown of dusky purple anthers at the centre. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. Dawn
    £11.25
    Her charming rounded blooms are very pale pearly-pink with slightly deeper pearly-pink margins and a striking crown of wine-red stamens. Learn More
  6. Clematis 'Fair Rosamond'
    £12.50
    A lovely old variety that won its first award in 1873! When first open the white star-shaped flowers bear a deep pink bar down the centre of the tepals which soon fades in the sun. It has a wonderful crown of deep purply-red stamens. Learn More
  7. Clematis 'Forget Me Not'
    £11.25
    The pretty light mauve-blue flowers have a deeply textured surface and crimped margins. Clematis 'Forget Me Not' will make a very useful plant for a gift. Learn More
  8. Clematis 'Guernsey Cream'
    £11.25
    The rounded creamy-white blooms have a primrose-yellow bar when first open. Particularly good for a shady aspect and will benefit from dead-heading. Learn More
  9. Clematis 'Hagley Hybrid'
    £11.25
    The lovely shell pink star-shaped blooms have a deeper rose-pink bar when first open, they mature to pale mauve-pink. An old favourite of ours which is perfect in a shady position. Learn More
  10. Clematis 'Ivan Olsson'
    £11.25
    His regal looking blooms have pale grey-blue margins that merge to a white bar and are offset by a crown of wine-red stamens. The early blooms are occasionally semi-double. Learn More
  11. John Huxtable at RHS Wisley Trials grounds
    £11.25
    The pretty white flowers are deeply textured and have a wonderful satin sheen. This popular clematis is perfect to brighten any dull spot in your garden. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Learn More
  12. Marie Boisselot
    £11.25
    The beautiful upward-facing blooms open creamy-white, turning to pure white as they mature and have golden stamens. A beautiful old cultivar from the early 1900’s. If hard pruned can be grown in a patio container. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Learn More
  13. Clematis 'Natascha'
    £11.25
    Pretty, pointed star-shaped flowers are a lovely deep pinky-mauve. She has a glamorous crown of rich purply-red stamens. Learn More
  14. Clematis 'Royal Wedding'
    £15.00

    clematis Royal Wedding is a large stunning bridal white flower with broad tepals have a crown of bright yellow anthers in the centre.
    Named to commemorate the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on Saturday, 19 May 2018 it was bred by New Leaf Plants.
    Also see clematis 'Meghan'

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  15. Clematis 'Toki'
    £11.25
    The beautiful rich satin-white blooms first open a creamy-white with cream bars. As the bloom matures it turns to pure white. Learn More
  16. Lemon Beauty
    £13.50

    The light lemon-yellow single nodding bell-shaped flowers open from pale lime green buds. Flowers whiten with age. Requires free draining soil. Unlicensed Propagation Prohibited.

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  17. Clematis ICE BLUE™ 'Evipo003'
    £16.00
    clematis ICE BLUE™ has magnificent bluish-white flowers have a mauve-blue bar when first open, the later blooms are almost white. The depth of the 'blue' colouration can vary depending on the aspect, weather and soil. Unlicensed Propagation Prohibited. Learn More
  18. Pink Swing
    £13.50
    The creamy-pink, double nodding bell-shaped flowers have a delicate grapefruit scent. Requires free draining soil. Unlicensed Propagation Prohibited. Learn More

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