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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 'Arabella'
    £11.25
    The mid mauvy-blue flowers have a hint of a rose pink bar when first open. Semi-herbaceous, non-clinging, scrambler. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Learn More
  3. Clematis 'Ascotiensis'
    £11.25
    Clematis Ascotiensis is a wonderful old cultivar, introduced in the late 1800's is still one of the best and easiest mid mauvey-blue clematis for the garden. Learn More
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Bees' Jubilee
    £11.25
    These classic looking blooms are pale mauve-pink and have a deep carmine bar that offset a lovely crown of stamens. A truly lovely and well-known clematis. Learn More
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Clematis 'Fujimusume'
    £12.50
    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
  12. Clematis 'Gillian Blades'
    £11.25
    The elegant white star-shaped blooms have the palest bluey-mauve very ruffled margins. Absolutely gorgeous! Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Learn More
  13. 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
  14. Clematis 'H.F. Young'
    £11.25
    The classic star-shaped blooms are mid mauvy-blue when first open, paling to a lovely 'Wedgwood Blue' as they mature. Its contrasting pale yellow stamens add to its charm. Learn More
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Clematis 'Lincoln Star'
    £11.25
    A beautiful cultivar with large pale mauve flowers, with a deeper pink stripe down the centre and striking red anthers in the middle. Also flowers well in autumn. Learn More
  19. 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
  20. Clematis '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

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