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Flowers

Foliage

Form

Plant Name

Bomarea hirtella

Common Name

---

Soil

Chalk and Sand

Sun Aspect

Full Sun

Soil Moisture

Dry

Plant Type

Herbaceous twining Climber

Height x Spread in inches (cms)
(1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot = 30 cms,
24 inches = 2 feet)

96 x 72 (240 x 180)

Foliage

Light Green

Flower Colour in Month(s). Fruit

Soft salmon and yellow outside, lime green with black spotting inside, in June-August

Comment

Climbing form. Cut back dead growth and flowered stems to ground level in winter.

In frost-prone areas, grow in a cool greenhouse; elsewhere, use to clothe a pergola, arbour or house wall.

"Does well in a pot and will grow in any soil in full light. It is hardy in Southern England" from Roseland House Garden & Nursery.
 

"A tuberous, twining, perennial. Unrestricted it can exceed 3m but a 2m trellis is adequate.

It flowers for months, through summer, until dormancy in autumn. Blooms are salmon with jade inner petals and black spotting. The flower clusters are made on the tips of the new growths. They open sequentially so the entire plant is in flower for a long time. Red berries follow in autumn just before the entire plant dies down for the winter.

The easiest, most adaptable Bomarea. Best in pot cultivation. It likes a rich, fertile, free-draining compost with plenty of moisture. It is a vigorous plant when in full growth. Half-shade is best, it does not like hot overhead sun. Best moved young before it makes larger, fragile tubers that establish badly. Pot these with the shoots just below or at the soil surface.

Found from Mexico to S. America. Hardy to -5°C, if dry, but needs protection from severe freezing, or dry off and store frost-free (in dry compost) over the winter." from Rare Plants.
 

Available from Rare Plants and Roseland House in the UK. Seed available from Plant World Seeds - who will ship throughout the world.


Photographs by Roseland House Garden & Nursery.

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Flower

Leaf

Juvenile Foliage

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Flower Bud Closed

Flower Bud Open

Stem

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Seed/Fruit

Seed/Fruit

 

 

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There are 3 sectors on a house wall or high wall:-

  • 0-3 feet in height - The Base. This gives the most sheltered conditions in the garden, with soil and air temperatures above those of the surrounding area. This area will suffer less buffeting from wind. Soil care will be ensuring a high humus content - to enrich the nutrient value and help to create reservoirs of moisture. Light intensity will depend on the aspect of the wall (North-facing will get very little sunlight) with the surrounding buildings and plants, including trees.
  • 3-10 feet in height - The Prime Site. As the plant moves upwards to about 6 feet, conditions change: plants still benefit from the reflected heat and stored heat of walls warmed by the sun but have more light and air. Many climbers will have established a trunk below and now begin to spread themselves. This middle section is visually important, because it is at eye level and just below that that we should display those items to which we want to draw most attention. Most of the shrubs that are suitable for growing against walls are between 3 and 10 feet in height.
  • Above 10 feet in height - The Higher Reaches. This is only likely to occur on house walls and other tall buildings with climbers and trained trees/shrubs covering all the way up to 3 feet from the guttering at roof level ( to prevent ingress to the internal roof space or blockage of the guttering).

The climbers in this gallery have been placed into one of these 3 heights with the Text Box Boundary in:-

  • Blue for 0-3 feet
  • Green for 3-10 feet
  • Red for above 10 feet.

This Gallery splits the climbers into their following ways of climbing:-

  • Ramblers/Scramblers - These climbers lean on other plants or need artificial supports to climb - Roses, Jasmine, Espalier-trained Fruit Tree/Fruit Ramblers. These are suitable for house or building walls where vine-eye and wire or 1 inch square timber trellis support structures can be erected up to 3 feet below the gutter for the climbers to be tied to with natural twine (not plastic or metal wire - stems grow sideways but plastic and metal contrict this, whereas natural twine will eventually rot or be broken by the expanding stem), or they can be trained on chainlink fences, trellis, pergolas or arbours. Herbaceous Clematis has been added since the top growth dies off completely in the Autumn and Non-Climbing Clematis since it will require being tied to a support structure.
  • Self-Clingers: Aerial Roots - A series of roots are produced along the length of its stems. These attach themselves very strongly to the surfaces they find - Ivy (Hedera).
    Self-Clingers: Sucker Pads - Tendrils are produced along the young growing stems, opposite the leaves. The main tendril stem divides into a number of slender filaments, each of which has a scarcely perceivable pad at its tip.Once the tips have established contact, the tiny pad is much expanded and becomes a significant sucker, which fits so strongly to the surface that if the stem is pulled away the suckers are left behind- Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia).
    Self-Clingers: Twining - Many climbers find support simply by twining their stems around any object they find - Wisteria and Honeysuckle.
    Self-Clingers: Twining Leaf-Stem - Some climbers make do with sensitive leaf stalks which wrap themselves around objects for support - Clematis. Others establish themselves with thorns, hooks, spines and prickles.
    Self-Clingers: Twining Tendrils - A group of climbers climb by producing a series of tendrils. These are touch sensitive and will curl round any small object they come into contact with and thus enable the plant to climb securely on itself or other plants or manmade support structures - Chinese Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus henryana), Sweet Pea and the Pea Family (Leguminosae).
    These Self-Clingers are suitable for garden walls, chainlink fences, trellis, pergolas or fedges.

     

Warning - Just as it is a mistake to try to keep a tiger in a dog's kennel, it can be a disaster to plant a rampant grower in a site that it will very quickly outgrow. Strong climbers, especially self-supporting ones (Ivy, Ampelopsis, Parthenocissus and Vitis), can quickly get to the eaves, where they may sabotage gutters, and if allowed to get onto the roof, distort or even dislodge tiling. Climbing roses must be supported by humans tying them to structures since the roses cannot do it themselves ( keep the top of the structures 3 feet below the eaves so that annual pruning can reduce the risk of the odd stem reaching the guttering!!).

 

CLIMBERS GALLERY PAGES
Site Map for Climbers Description pages

Introduction


CLIMBER FLOWER COLOUR
(o)Blue

Orange

(o)Other Colours
(o)Pink

(o)Red

(o)White

(o)Yellow

CLIMBER FORM
(o)Climbing

CLIMBER FRUIT COLOUR
(o)Fruit

BED WITH CLIMBER PICTURES
(o)Garden

Climber Height from Text Border

Blue = 0-36 inches (0-90 cms)

Green=36-120 inches (90-300 cms)

Red = 120+ inches (300+ cms)

CLIMBER FOLIAGE COLOUR
Black

Blue

Brown

(o)Bronze

(o)Green 1

(o)Green 2

Grey

(o)Purple

Red

Silver

(o)Variegated White
(o)Variegated Yellow
White

(o)Yellow

(o)Autumn Colour
(o)4 Season Colour

 

The climbers in this gallery have been placed into one of these 3 heights with the Text Box Boundary in:-

Blue for 0-36 inches (0-90 cms) using The Base Plants

Green for 36-120 inches (90-300 cms) using The Prime Site plants

Red for above 10 feet = 120 inches = 300 cms using The Higher Reaches plants

See below on the left for further details about
The Base,
The Prime Site and
The Higher Reaches - the 3 planting sectors on a house wall or high wal
l.

Climber Soil Moisture from Text Background

Wet Soil

Moist Soil

Dry Soil

Flowering months range abreviates month to its first 3 letters (Apr-Jun is April, May and June).
Click on thumbnail to change page to the Climber Description Page of the Climber named in the Text box below that photo.
The Comments Row of that Climber Description Page details where that climber is available from.

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Climber Name

Flower Colour

Flower Thumbnail

Flowering Months

Height x Width in inches (cms) -
1 inch = 2.5 cms,
12 inches = 1 foot,
36 inches = 3 feet = 1 yard,
40 inches = 100 cms

Climber Type and
Foliage Thumbnail

Comments

Aconitum
hemsleyanum

Soft Violet-Purple
 

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August, September,
October

144 x 144 (360 x 360)

Twiner
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Flowers better if its roots are restricted. Poisonous if ingested. This plant is resistant to deer.

Actinidia deliciosa
 

Creamy-White to Buff-Yellow

Photo link

July, August

 

360 x 120 (900 x 300)

Twiner
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Male / female Fuzzy Kiwifruit flowers occur on different plants and both sexes have to be planted closely for fruit set.

Akebia quinata

 

Deep Red-Purple
 

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March, April, May
 

120 x 120 (300 x 300) in 5 years (360 inches - 900 cms - high eventually).

Twiner
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Dark green above, blue-green below, tinged purple in winter. Pruning Group 11, after its spicily frag-rant flowers.

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata
 

Greenish-White

 

Photo link

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Seeds

June, July, August
 

180 x 144 (450 x 360)

Twiner
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It is a major invasive plant species in parts of the Eastern United States spread by birds consuming the seeds.

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata
'Elegans'

 

Greenish-White
 

Photo link

June, July, August

84 x 84
(210 x 210)

Twiner
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A neat and attractive climber useful for small gardens and pots. Any soil in sun or part shade

Anredera cordifolia
 

White
 

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August, September
 

180 x 180 (450 x 450)

Twiner
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The roots and leaves are edible - See Eat The Weeds. Hardy in the South of England, so train over a support on a wall or fence.

Araujia sericifera

White and Pink

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Flower

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Seed

June, July, August

240 x 180 (600 x 450)

Twiner
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"This species is considered to be poisonous to livestock (e.g. cattle), domestic animals (e.g. poultry and dogs) and humans." from Weeds of Australia by Queensland Government.

Berberidopsis
corallina

 

Dark Coral-Red

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July, August,
September
 

180 x 180 (450 x 450)

Twiner
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Plants need support and look good scrambling over trellis or netting on a shady wall. I think it can withstand frost down to about -3C or -4C but no lower.

Billardiera longiflora
 

Pale Green
 

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July, August
 

96 x 96
(240 x 240)

Twiner
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The blueberry is suited to warm sites or a conservatory. It is useful for areas where space is restricted.

Billardiera longiflora
'Cherry Berry'

 

Lime-Green
 

Photo Link

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Berries

July
 

96 x 96
(240 x 240)

Twiner
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Grown on a house wall for its small evergreen leaves and for the ornamental berries, that are produced in the autumn and last long into the winter.

Bomarea caldasii

 

Red, Orange, Yellow
 

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May, June, July,
August, September
 

180 x 72 (450 x 180)

Twiner
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In frost-prone areas, grow in a cool greenhouse; elsewhere, use to clothe a pergola, arbour or house wall.

Bomarea hirtella
 

Salmon, Yellow, Green
and Black
 

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June, July, August

 

96 x 72
(240 x 180)

Twiner
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The flowers in their cluster open sequentially so the entire plant is in flower for a long time. Red berries follow in autumn just before the entire plant dies down for the winter.

Bomarea salsilla
 

Red
 

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June, July, August
 

96 x 72
(240 x 180)

Twiner
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Once it has flowered, it will go dormant below ground and reappear the following season

Bougainvillea Roseland
 

White with
Red Floral Bracts

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July, August
 

120 x 120 (300 x 300)

Scrambler
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Tips on growing Bougainvilleas in the UK from Cleeve Nursery.

Campsis radicans

 

Orange-Red

 

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August, September,
October

 

240 x 240 (600 x 600)

Rambler
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Pruning Group 12 in late winter. It may take 2 or 3 seasons to estab-lish the main framework; tie in the shoots onto a Trellis or Wire frame support system of a wall or chainlink fence.

Campsis radicans 'Flamenco'
 

Bright Red with
Orange Centre
 

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August, September
 

360 x 120 (900 x 300)

Rambler
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Good against a non-house wall or up a support as a stand alone specimen. The stems self cling to walls as they produce arial roots that grip to surfaces.

Campsis radicans
'Flava'

 

Yellow
 

Photo Link

August, September
 

360 x 120 (900 x 300)

Rambler
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Use on fences, arbors, trellises, walls. Also may be grown along the ground to camouflage rock piles or old tree stumps. Good vine for hot, dry sites.

Campsis x tagliabuana 'Madame Galen'
 

Salmon-Red
 

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August, September
 

360 x 120 (900 x 300)

Rambler
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Support with Trellis or Wire frame onto a garden wall or fence. Can be grown through a tree.

Cissus striata
 

Green
 

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June, July, August
 

360 x 300 (900 x 750)

Conservatory Twiner
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Pruning Group 11, in spring. Half-hardy - climber can withstand temperatures down to 0 degrees Centigrade. An excellent plant for a north facing wall

Clematis
Normally the foliage should be in the Sun while the roots are kept cool in the shade and moist.

"All Clematis need a deep rich loam and they like lime. On thin soils, calcareous types included, they are a failure. Heavy clay is excellent if it is broken up and mixed with weathered ashes and leafmould. Dig the soil deeply and add plenty of old, well-rotted cow manure. The best time for planting is September and October, the preparation of the soil being done in the spring. The following March cut them back drastically to a bud within 6 inches (15 cms) of the base. This initial treatment of all types of Clematis encourages strong, healthy growth. Similarly, pinching out the tips of too vigorous shoots encourages them to branch and flower, but it should not be done later than June." from Climbing Plants and Some Wall Shrubs by Douglas Bartrum (Published by The Garden Book Club in 1968).

Plant the top of the rootball about 3" (3 inches = 7.5 cms) below the soil surface to reduce risk of clematis wilt, and water well.

 

Climbing Cultivation Group:-

  • Group 1 Early-flowering clematis. No Pruning - Prune after flowering to shorten stems to allotted space. This encourages new growth to flower in the following winter and early spring. Suitable for South, East or West facing on climbing trellis or wire support with well-drained soil.
  • Group 2 Early to Mid-Season, large-flowered Clematis. Light Prune - Remove dead and damaged stems before growth begins in early spring and trim all remaining stems back to where strong buds are visible. These buds provide a framework of second-year shoots which, in turn, produce sideshoots that flower in late spring and early summer. The flowers may then be removed. Young shoots bear more flowers in mid and late summer at their tips. Grow to clothe a wall, arbour, trellis or pergola.
  • Group 3 Late Season, large-flowered Clematis. This group includes cultivars that bear large flowers from summer to early autumn, cultivars that bear small flowers from summer to late autumn, and herbaceous midsummer to late autumn-blooming species and cultivars. Hard Prune - Cut back all the previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds, 0.5 feet (0.5 feet = 6 inches = 15 cms) above soil level before growth begins in early spring. Flowers from Summer to early Autumn. Grow to clothe a wall, arbour, trellis or pergola.

The International Clematis Society was formed in 1984 by Raymond Evison. The membership now covers 27 countries, providing the world-wide interest and appeal for this fascinating genus. Members come from many different cultures - from China and Japan, from Poland, Latvia and Estonia, from Germany, Great Britain and Sweden, from Australia, USA and Canada, making the Society truly international.

In December 2015 the following mail-order nurseries sold some of these Clematis:-

Clematis armandii
 

Group 1

 

White
 

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March, April, May
 

204-276 x 192
(510-690 x 480)

Twiner
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Note that some forms of armandii may be toxic to animals, especially dogs. Requires shelter from cold winds.

Clematis cirrhosa
Balearica

 

Group 1
 

White with
Red spotting
 

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December, January, February, March
 

120-144 x 60 (300-360 x 150)

Twiner
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Evergreen foliage which turns to bronze or purple in the winter months. Flowers with Lemon-scented fragrance.

Clematis crispa
 

Group 3
 

Violet-Blue
 

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May, June, July,
August, September

60-120 x 36 (150-300 x 90)

Twiner
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Grow marsh clematis through shrubs, on trellises or in damp areas by ponds or streams

Clematis x
diversifolia
'Eriostemon'

 

Group 3
 

Purple-Blue

 

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June, July,
August,
September

60-84 x 36 (150-210 x 90)

Herbaceous
Climber
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Very good for growing through more delicate shrubs as it is easy to remove the prunings without damaging the host.

Clematis
flammula

 

Group 3
 

White
 

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July, August, September,
October
 

240 x 36 (600 x 90)

Twiner
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Plant near a patio or deck and enjoy its fresh fragrance!The lower parts of the stem are bare, so a lavender in front of it would be suitable to hide this bareness.

Clematis florida
'Sieboldii'


Group 3

White with
Purple stamens
 

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June, July, August,
September
 

84 x 36
(210 x 90)

Twiner
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A mature plant of it climbs into a tree and sends down long streams of its unique paired flowers.

Clematis
macropetala

Group 1

Blue
 

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April, May
 

72-120 x 36-72 (180-300 x 90-180)

Twiner
Photo Link

The Rosa 'Marechal Niel' (yellow) is mostly grown on walls. It is a fine companion for some of the deep purple-flowered Clematis. The plants do best on walls facing west.

Clematis
Early Large-Flowered

Clematis 'Asao'

Group 2

Pink
 

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May, June,
September
 

84-120 x 36 (210-300 x 90)

Twiner
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The foiage often takes on a bronzy color. After first flowering with its strong sweet scent; it can be cut back, fed and watered to get a good second show.

Clematis
'Barbara Dibley'


Group 2

Red or
Purple-Violet

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May, June, July,
August, September

78-120 x 36 (195-300 x 90)

Twiner
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Named after the raiser's secretary in 1949 and it belongs to the Clematis patens (patens means spreading: the epithet refers to the wide-spreading sepals of the flower) Group

Clematis
'Bees Jubilee'


Group 2

Mauve-Pink
 

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May, June,
September
 

96-120 x 36 (240-300 x 90)

Twiner
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Bees Jubilee is a compact plant that is suited for containers. It makes an excellent cut flower and the seedheads are beautiful too!

Clematis
'Belle of Woking'


Group 2

Silvery-Mauve
 

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May, June,
September
 

72-96 x 36 (180-240 x 90)

Twiner
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Needs plenty of support for the heavy flowers but will grow in sun or shade. Light prune in the winter, stems can be reduced after first flowering at which time feed and water to get a good second show.

Clematis
'Duchesse of Edinburgh'


Group 2

White
sometimes
tinged Green
 

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May, June,
September
 

60-144 x (150-360 x )

Twiner
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Fully double 5" flowers are produced on this compact vine in early and late summer. Suitable for containers. Early flowers may be touched with green.

Clematis
'Elsa Spath'


Group 2

Lavender Blue
 

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May, June,
September
 

84-156 x 36 (210-390 x 90)

Twiner
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It booms profusely and is very vigorous. Clematis of the Month for May 2004. The variety has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Clematis
'Mrs Cholmondeley'


Group 2

Light
Lavender-Blue
 

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May, June, July, August,
September,
October
 

96-120 x 36 (240-300 x 90)

Twiner
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This Clematis of the Month is a dependable grower to 8'-10' (2.5-3m). It is ready to bloom early even if it has been heavily cut back, and able to keep the flowers coming over many weeks.

Clematis
'Nelly Moser'


Group 2

Mauve
 

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May, June,
September
 

72-120 x 12-36 (180-300 x 30-90)

Twiner
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Planted in the shade, the blossoms last for weeks instead of days. When growing it against a north-facing wall or fence, paint the surface a light color to reflect sunlight back to the plant.

Clematis 'Niobe'

Group 2

Rich Deep Red
 

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May, June, July, August,
September

96-120 x 36 (240-300 x 90)

Twiner
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Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1993. Niobe is a heavy bloomer from late spring to late summer.

Clematis 'Piilu'

Group 2

The name means "little duckling"

Light Purplish-Pink
with a dark
purplish-red bar

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May, June,
August,
September,
October

60-84 x 60 (150-210 x 150)

Twiner
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Blooms top to bottom of plant. Early season blooms are double and later are single. Flowers heavily even on young plants. It is extremely winter hardy, to Zone 2 they say.

Clematis
integrifolia

Clematis
'Aljonushka'

Group 3

'Alionushka' is an affectionate form of a Russian girl's name.

Pink
 

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June, July,
August,
September,
(October)
 

60-84
(150 x 210)

Herbaceous
Non-Climber
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Awarded an RHS Award of Merit in 1995 and a British Clematis Society Certificate of Merit in 1998. Vigorous non-climber that bears handsome midsized bells over a long period.

Clematis
'Aphrodite'

 

Group 3

Pale Blue marked with Blue-Purple veins
 

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July, August,
September
 

60 x
(150 x )

Non-Climber
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Grow through low shrubs but not in Pots. The tight group of stamens have white filaments and blue anthers making it look like it was dipped in blue paint!

Clematis
'Arabella'

 

Group 3

Purple-blue
lightens
with age
 

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June, July,
August,
September,
October
 

60-84 x (150-210 x )

Herbaceous
Non-Climber
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Grow in a Pot and in beds of bush roses, through open shrubs, small deciduous trees or obelisks. Clematis of the Month for August 2003 which details its companion plants.

Clematis
'Blue Boy'

 

Group 3

Violet-Blue
 

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July, August,
September
 

96 x 36
(240 x 90)

Twiner
clematisblueboycfolroseland1a1

A heavy bloomer and sturdy grower, developed by Frank L. Skinner of Canada. Tough and resilient.

Clematis
'Durandii'

 

Group 3

Violet-Blue fade to
paler Blue
 

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June, July,
August,
September

36-120 x 36 (90-300 x 90)

Herbaceous
Climber
...
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It is tough and reliable; scramb-ling through low shrubs and herbaceous plantings. An excellent long lasting cut flower.

Clematis
Late Large-Flowered

Clematis
'Ascotiensis'

 

Group 3

Deep Blue fades
to Mid-Blue
 

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July, August,
September
 

120-168 x 36 (300-420 x 90)

Twiner
clematisascotiensiscffolroseland1a1

It has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. Try growing it with a white or yellow rose!

Clematis
'Bagatelle'

 

Group 3

Mauve

 

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July, August,
September
 

120-168 x (300-420 x )

Twiner
clematisdorothywaltoncfolroseland1a1

Bronze-flushed juvenile foliage becomes Light Green

Clematis
'Blue Angel'

 

Group 3

Pale Blue with
ruffled edges
 

clematisblueangelcfloroseland1a1a1

July, August,
September
 

120-168 x (300-420 x

Twiner
clematisblueangelcfolroseland1a1

Bred by Father Stefan Franczak of Poland, i: it is a hardy, sturdy grower, tolerant of a wide variety of conditions, as well as being a prolific bloomer.

Clematis
'Cardinal
Wyszynski'

Group 2
 

Crimson red,
pinkish-grey on the outside
 

clematiscardinalwysynskicfloroseland1a1a1

July, August,
September
 

108 x 36 (270 x 90)

Twiner
clematiscardinalwysynskicfolroseland1a1

Grow with Shrubs and Roses or in Pots. Clematis of the Month for September 2000.

Clematis
'Charlie Brown'

 

Group 3

Pale Pink edged in
deeper Pink
 

clematischarliebrowncfloroseland1a1a1

July, August,
September
 

78-96 x (195-240 x )

Twiner
clematischarliebrowncfolroseland1a1

Very free flowering. Grow to clothe a wall, arbour, trellis or pergola.

Clematis
'Comtesse de Bouchard'

 

Group 3

Pink, strongly
grooved along the midribs
 

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July, August,
September
 

72-96 x 36 (180-240 x 90)

Twiner
clematiscomtessedebouchardcfolroseland1a1

Clematis of the Month is extraordinarily floriferous, tough and vigorous. Easily the most popular pink clematis.

Clematis
'Eetika'

 

Group 3

Red-Pink with
deeper
Red veining
 

clematiseetikacfloroseland1a1a1

July, August,
September
 

36-120 x (90-300 x )

Twiner
clematiseetikacfolroseland1a1

Grow to clothe a wall, arbour, trellis, pergola or in a large pot.

Clematis
'Ernest
Markham'

 

Group 3

Red-Purple
 

clematisernestmarkhamcfloroseland1a1a1

June, July,
August,
September,
October
 

120-180 x 12-36 (300-450 x 30-90)

Twiner
clematisernestmarkhamcfolroseland1a1

Suitable for pots if hard pruned, otherwise grow on Trellis. Ernest Markham - William Robinson's Head Gardener at Gravetye Manor in Sussex - was the author of books on clematis.

Clematis
'Jackmanii'

 

Group 3

Deep Purple with
paler veins
 

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July, August,
September
 

120-168 x 36 (300-420 x 90)

Twiner
clematisfoljackmaniigarnonswilliams1a1

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Rosa 'New Dawn'

The rich purple, 5 inch flowers appear in profusion in early summer and can keep coming all summer long! This is great on a trellis or grown in combination with New Dawn Climbing Rose.

Clematis
'Ville de Lyon'

Group 3

Bright Red to
Purple-Red

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July, August,
September

96-204 x 36 (240-510 x 90)

Twiner
clematiscfolvilledelyon1a1a

Best grown through an evergreen shrub, as lower foliage becomes scorched by late summer. Requires Group 3 pruning.

Clematis montana - Montana means growing in mountainous places. Clematis montana varieties must be planted to climb a high tree or over a long veranda or a wall. They are not suitable for drastic 'shaping'.

Clematis montana
 

Group 1

White
 

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April, May,
June, July
 

360 x 96 (900 x 240)

Twiner
clematismontanacfol9foord1a1

The Great Indian Clematis is fragrant. Very vigorous climber.

Clematis montana grandiflora 'Alba'

Group 1

White
 

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May, June
 

252 x 252 (630 x 630)

Twiner
clematisfoltmontanagrandifloraalba1a1

White Clematis is scented and a very vigorous climber, which is ideal for covering fences, garden walls and pergolas.

Clematis montana
'Broughton Star'

 

Group 1

Pink double
 

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May, June
 

240-360 x (600-900 x )

Twiner
clematisbroughtonstarcfolroseland1a1

These climbers can cover an Arbour, the pink Clematis growing up one side and the purple-leaved Vine Vitis flexuosa parvifolia up the other.

Clematis montana
'Elizabeth'

 

Group 1

Pink and paler Pink
in the middle
 

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May, June
 

276-396 x 120
(660-990 x 300)

Twiner with
large, Purple-flushed, Mid-Green Foliage

Vanilla-scented pale pink flowers in abundance in spring with some repeats in late summer. Rich dark foliage compliments the flowers and looks great all summer.

Clematis montana var fasciculiflora

Group 1

Bell-shaped Cream
 

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February,
March

168-204 x (420-510 x )

Evergreen
Subshrub
clematisfasiculifloracfolroseland1a1
Evergreen bronze leaves have a central silver stripe.

Flowers are carried in bunches (that's what the name means - flowers in bunches!) in March, they are sweetly scented. It has a habit of renewing it's leaves while flowering.

Clematis tangutica

Clematis tangutica
 

Group 3

Yellow

 

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July, August, September,
October
 

168-204 x 96 (420-510 x 240)

Twiner
clematistanguticafolt9a1a
 

Excellent for training on a low wall - up one side and down the other. Or grow on a bush like Buddleia davidii, whose mauve flowers are at their best when the silky seed-heads of the Clematis begin to form.

Clematis tangutica 'Grace'
 

Group 3

Creamy-White
 

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July, August, September

120-156 x (300-390 x )

Twiner
clematisgracecfolhawthornes1a1

Small, creamy white, outward facing flowers with red-purple stamens.

Clematis
viticella

Clematis
'Abundance'

 

Group 3

Reddish-Pink
 

clematisviticellaabundancecfflo1a1a1

July, August,
September
 

120-156 x 36 (300-390 x 90)

Twiner
clematisabundancefolt9a1a

Very free-flowering. Wonderful colour and a prolific bloomer, easy and reliable.

Clematis
'Alba Luxurians'

 

Group 3

White with Green-tipped tepals
 

clematiscfloalbaluxuriansgarnonswilliams1a1a

July, August,
September
 

96-120 x 36-72 (240-300 x 90-180)

Twiner
clematisalbaluxurianscffol1a1

Vigorous and free-flowering. The variety has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Clematis AVANT
-GARDE
'Evipo033'

 

Group 3

Red with pale pink
staminodes
 

clematisviticellaavantgardeflot9a1a1

July, August, September,
October
 

96-120 x (240-300 x )

Twiner
clematisviticellaavantgardefolt9a1a

Grow to clothe a wall, arbour, trellis or pergola.

Clematis
'Bal Maiden
'
 

Group 3

Pink with darker
Pink veins
 

clematisbalmaidencfloroseland1a1a1

July, August,
September
 

120-144 x 36 (300-360 x 90)

Twiner
Light Green foliage

A 'Bal Maiden' was a female surface worker (usually a widow) in Cornish tin mines. Grow through small shrubs but not in pots.

Clematis
'Betty Corning'

 

Group 3

Pinky-Blue or
Lilac edged and veined in darker
Blue-Mauve
 

clematisbettycorningcfloroseland1a1a1

July,
August,
September
 

96-120 x 36 (240-300 x 90)

Twiner
clematisbettycorningcfolroseland1a1

"If I could only have one clematis in my garden this would unhesitatingly be my choice."

Clematis
'Black Prince'

 

Group 3

Dark Purple
fades to
Reddish-Purple
 

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July, August,
September

120-168 x (300-420 x )

Twiner
clematisblackprincecfolroseland1a1

These rich dark purple slightly nodding flowers are ideal for a free standing trellis, but they will also look striking blooming from a light colored shrub or conifer.

Clematis
'Blue Belle'

 

Group 3

Deep Blue-Violet fades to
Plum-Purple
 

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July, August,
September
 

120-168 x (300-420 x )

Twiner
clematisbluebellecfolroseland1a1

Full Sun with Any Aspect. Hard prune in spring, it will reach 3M.

Clematis
'Brocade'

 

Group 3

Brick-Red
shading to Pink
 

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July, August,
September
 

120-168 x (300-420 x )

Twiner
clematisbrocadeforroseland1a1

Full Sun or Part Shade, so grow through a medium height evergreen shrub.

Clematis
'Burford Princess'

 

Group 3

Lilac-Purple with Creamy-White bar
 

clematisburfordprincesscfloroseland1a1a1

July, August,
September
 

120-168 x (300-420 x )

Twiner
clematisburfordprincesscfolroseland1a1

Grow to clothe a wall, arbour, trellis or pergola.

Clematis
'Carmencita'

 

Group 3

Carmine to
Dark Red
 

clematiscarmencitacfloroseland1a1a

July, August,
September
 

120-168 x (300-420 x )

Twiner
clematiscarmencitacfolroseland1a1

Named 'Carmencita' because this clematis reminded Magnus Johnson of "dark-eyed Spanish beauties". Excellent on a stone wall or on an obelisk.

Clematis
'Chacewater'

 

Group 3

White with a
broad pale
Violet margin
 

clematischacewatercfloroseland1a1a1

July, August,
September
 

96-120 x (240-300 x )

Twiner
clematischacewatercfolroseland1a1

Named after the Cornish village where Mr Pridham has his nursery. Proving a good doer the shiny leaves are very mildew resistant.

Clematis
'Chatsworth'

 

Group 3

Pearly-Blue with
darker
Blue bar

 

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June, July,
August,
September,
October

96-120 x (240-300 x )

Twiner
Foliage Photo Link

A vigorous grower, it is best suited to growing up a sturdy obelisk in a large herbaceous border, or being trained to grow through a tree or shrub.

Clematis
'Cornish Spirit'


 

Group 3

Rose-Purple
pale to white
at the base
 

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July, August,
September
 

120-168 x (300-420 x )

Twiner
clematiscornishspiritcfolroseland1a1

t is very free flowering and will grow in any aspect.Raised at Roseland House in 2006 and named in 2007 as a result of a naming competition run by Cornish Blind association and a percentage of the sale price is donated to them.

Clematis
'Danae
'
 

Group 3

Violet-Blue with
broad White bar
 

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July, August,
September
 

120-168 x (300-420 x )

Twiner
clematisdanaecfolroseland1a1

Named after the raiser.. Grow to clothe a wall, arbour, trellis or pergola.

Clematis
'Elvan'

 

Group 3

Purple-Blue with Creamy-White bar
 

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July, August,
September
 

120-168 x (300-420 x )

Twiner
clematiselvanfolhawthornes1a1

Full Sun with Any Aspect. Grow to clothe a wall, arbour, trellis or pergola.

Clematis
'Emilia Plater'

 

Group 3

Blue-Violet with
darker veins
 

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July, August,
September
 

96-120 x (240-300 x )

Twiner
clematisemalliaplattercfolroseland1a1

Named after a Polish heroine, this hybrid is a robust and prolific bloomer, and is a great companion for roses or to grow through shrubs for mid-summer color.

Clematis
'Entel'

 

Group 3

Pinkish-Violet
with wavy-edged tepals
 

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July, August,
September
 

84-120 x (210-300 x )

Twiner
clematisentelcfolroseland1a1

One of six cultivars taking their names from an Estonian nursery rhyme :-
"Entel, Tentel, Trikatrei,
Uhtsi, Kaaru, Kommerei".

Clematis
'Etoile Rose'

 

Group 3

Bell-shaped
Silvery-Pink to
Deep Pink
 

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July, August, September,
October
 

96-120 x (240-300 x )

Twiner
clematisetoilerosecfolroseland1a1

Flowers heavily right through the summer. It can be grown on a trellis, combined with roses or allowed to climb through shrubs. Easy and prolific. It can get mildew, do plant in a well-ventilated site.

Clematis
'Etoile Violette'


Clematis 'Violet Star',
Clematis 'Fantasy'

Group 3

Deep Purple
 

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July, August,
September
 

120-180 x 60 (300-450 x 150)

Twiner
clematisetoileviolettecfolroseland1a1

If the top third is removed straight after flowering a second flush will occur with flowers well into autumn. It's difficult to sing the praises of Clematis 'Etoile Violette' too highly.

Clematis
'Hagelby White'


 

Group 3

White
 

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June, July,
August,
September
 

96-120 x (240-300 x )

Twiner
clematishagelbywhitecfolhawthornes1a1

Discovered in Hagelby Park, Stockholm, and introduced in 1998 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Swedish Clematis Society. It was named after the village where Carl Linne had his summer house.

Clematis
'Jenny Caddick'

 

Group 3

Reddish-Mauve
 

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July, August,
September
 

96-120 x (240-300 x )

Twiner
clematisjennycaddickcfolhawthornes1a1

Grow it through a Goldheart Ivy which looks good in late summer.

Clematis
'Joan Baker'

 

Group 3

Rosy-Mauve
 

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June, July,
August
 

96-120 x (240-300 x )

Twiner
clematisjoanbakercfolhawthornes1a1

Bred by Bill Baker of Tidmarsh, Herne, England and named after his wife. Hardy and moderately vigorous.

Clematis
'Ingrid
Biedenkopf'

 

Group 3

Blue-Mauve
 

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June, July,
August,
September
 

84-120 x (210-300 x )

Twiner
clematisingridbiedenkopfcfolhawthornes1a1

Found in the garden of Ute Kruse, Luneberg, Germany. Named after the wife of Herr Biedenkopf, premier statesman of Saxony.

Clematis
'Luxuriant Blue
'
'Caerulea Luxurians' is unacceptable under international naming guidelines and so the raiser, in 2007, agreed to its registration as 'Luxuriant Blue'.

Group 3

White or
Mauve-Blue with
Blue veins
 

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July, August,
September
 

120-168 x (300-420 x )

Twiner
clematiscaerulealuxurianscfolroseland1a1

It has four to six white petals that are diamond shaped with a hint of blue and purple at the tips. The flowers on long stems have green tips and a wide bell shape that flattens out as they open.

Clematis 'Madame
Julia Correvon'

 

Group 3

Wine-Red
 

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July, August,
September
 

96-120 x (240-300 x )

Twiner
clematiscfolmadamejuliacorrevonkavanagh1a1

Extremely long flowering season if kept well fed and watered. 1 of the best and most popular reds.

Clematis 'Mikelite'
 

Group 3

Dark Purple-Red
 

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July, August,
September
 

72-96 x (180-240 x )

Twiner
 

Foliage Photo Link

Mikelite is a Lithuanian girl's name. This color looks particularly nice with white - try pairing it with Climbing Iceberg Rose.

Clematis
'Morning
Heaven'

 

Group 3

Light Blue with
pale
Red Stripe
 

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June, July,
August,
September
 

120-156 x (300-390 x )

Twiner
clematismorningheavencfolhawthornes1a1

Grow to clothe a wall, arbour, trellis or pergola.

Clematis
'Pendragon'

 

Group 3

Reddish-Purple
 

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July, August,
September
 

120 x
(300 x )

Twiner
clematispendragonfol1hawthornes1a1

Clematis Pendragon was named for King Arthur's family from the medieval legends. It sports dusky reddish purple flowers by the hundreds on a mature specimen.

Clematis 'Rosea'
 

Group 3

Rose-Pink
 

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June, July,
August,
September
 

72-156 x (180-390 x )

Twiner
 

Foliage Photo Link

Flowers are abundantly borne in summer and are fragrant. Mine leans against a Pieris japonica whose juvenile red foliage highlights the pink of the integrifolia.

Clematis subsp. campaniflora
 

Group 3

White tinged Blue
or Violet
 

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July, August,
September
 

120-288 x (300-520 x )

Twiner
clematiscampanifloracfolroseland1a1

A native of Portugal and Western Spain, it has the most dainty little bluey-white nodding bell-shaped flowers. This 'wild' clematis is worthy of space in our gardens.

Clematis
'Venosa Violacea'

 

Group 3

Purple veined White
 

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July, August,
September
 

84-168 x 36 (210-420 x 90)

Twiner
clematisvenosaviolaceafolhawthornes1a1

Very eye-catching. The variety has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Clematis 'Zephyr'
 

Group 3

Soft Pink
 

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June, July,
August

120-156 x (300-390 x )

Twiner
clematiszephyrcfolhawthornes1a1

Grow to clothe a wall, arbour, trellis or pergola.

Clytostoma
callistegioides

Two-lipped
Lilac-Pink

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June, July, August

360 x 360 (900 x 900)

Conservatory
Twiner

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This vigorous vine is prized for its trumpet-shaped flowers, which last over a long season, and its glossy, dark, evergreen leaves. Climbs trellises and arbors by tendrils, though needs support for walls.

Dicentra scandens
 

White or Yellow,
sometimes purple-
or pink-tipped
 

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June,
July,
August

 

144 x 144 (360 x 360)

Herbaceous
Rambler
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A brilliant rampant, climber which grows faster than any plant I know, to cover arches, tepees and walls before you can say Jack Robinson.

Dregea sinensis
 

Fragrant, Creamy-
White

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June, July,
August

120 x 120 (300 x 300)

Evergreen Twining
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Good on south and west walls but in milder areas may be grown on fences and sheds. min temperature -10c.

Eccremocarpus
scaber

 

Orange-Red
 

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May, June, July,
August, September
 

120-180 x 120
(300-450 x 300)

Conservatory
Twiner
eccromocarpuscfolscaberroseland1a1

Outside for warmer areas, tie young shoots to sheltered South-Facing House-Wall Vine-eye and Wire or Trellis support system up to 6 feet.

Eccremocarpus scaber
f. carmineus
 

Carmine-Red
 

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April, May, June,
July, August,
September
 

120-180 x 120
(300-450 x 300)

Conservatory
Twiner
 

Foliage Photo Link

Eccremocarpus scaber was introduced to the UK from Chile in 1824. Naturally orange flowered, many different coloured forms now exist.

Ercilla volubilis
 

Green or pale Purplish-Pink flower spikes

ercillacflovolubilisroseland1a1

February, March
 

240-360 x 240
(600-900 x 600)

Evergreen Self-Clinger
(Aerial Root)
ercillacfoltvolubilisroseland1a1

Tie in to a support until the adhesive roots become established and can support the mature plant. Use on Chainlink Fence or 1 inch square timber of trellis as support, but not advisable on external house walls.

Fremontodendron 'California Glory'

Deep Yellow
 

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May, June
 

240 x 144 (600 x 360)

Rambling Shrub
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Pruning Group 13 when trained on a wall.

Gelsemium
sempervirens

 

Fragrant, bright,
pale to
deep Yellow
 

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April, May,
June, July
 

120-240 x 180
(300-600 x 450)

Evergreen
Twining
Tuberous
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Pruning Group 12, after flowering. In frost-prone areas (minimum 0 degrees Centigrade) grow in a warm greenhouse or conservatory.

Gloriosa
superba
'Rothschildiana'

Bright red,
yellow near the bases and margins

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July,
August,
September

72 x 12
(180 x 30)

Perennial
Scrambling
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Plant tubers 4 inches deep in a pot with mixture of John Innes No. 2 and added grit in the early spring inside the building with access to full sunlight. Put pot with its plant support system outside from late May to middle of September.

Hedera canariensis 'Gloire de Marengo'
 

Yellowish-Green
 

Flowers followed by fruits which are a very valuable winter food source for birds.

October,
November
 

144 x 96 (360 x 240)

Self-Clinger
hederafolmaturecanariensisgloiredemarengo1a1

Light Silvery-Green, variegated creamy White. Pruning Group 11. Suitable for sheltered wall, but not on a house wall as the climber can block guttering.

Hedera canariensis 'Ravensholst'
 

Yellowish-Green
 

Use on sheltered wall, but not on a house wall as the climber can block guttering.

October,
November
 

180 x 60 (450 x 150)

Self-Clinger
hederafoldcanariensisravensholst1a1

The American Ivy Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the genus Hedera through education and promotion.

Hedera helix
'Buttercup'

 

Yellowish-Green
flowers are followed by fruits which are a very valuable winter food source for birds.

Use on sheltered South-facing wall, but not on a house wall as the climber can block guttering.

October,
November
 

72 x 72
(180 x 180)

Self-Clinger
hederafolthelixbuttercup1a1

Foliage is Pale Green in Shade, bright Yellow in full sun.

Hedera helix
'Glacier'

 

Yellowish-Green
 

Can also be used as ground cover or as a house-plant.

October,
November
 

72 x 72
(180 x 180)

Self-Clinger
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Foliage is Grey-Green variegated with Silver-Grey and Cream

Hedera helix
'Goldchild'

 

Yellowish-Green
 

Ideal as a houseplant or on a low wall.

October,
November
 

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Self-Clinger
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Foliage is Grey-Green with broad Yellow margins.

Hedera helix
'Goldheart'

 

Yellowish-Green
 

Excellent wall ivy, but not on a house wall as the climber can block guttering.

October,
November
 

300 x 180 (750 x450)

Self-Clinger
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Goldheart Ivy foliage is Dark Green, each with a central splash of bright Yellow. Tends to lose its variegation if grown as ground cover.

Hedera helix
'Green Ripple'

 

Yellowish-Green
 

A tough, reliable and vigorous climber ideal for growing in sun or shade up a wall or fence.

October,
November
 

72 x 60
(180 x 150)

Self-Clinger
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An evergreen, self-supporting ivy with bold dark green leaves, the edges of which are beautifully rippled.

Hedera helix
'Hibernica'

 

Yellowish-Green
 

Useful and vigorous ground cover Ivy.

October,
November
 

360 x 180 (900 x 450)

Self-Clinger
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Irish Ivy foliage is Dark Green.

Hedera helix
'Ivalace
'
 

Yellowish-Green
 

Excellent all-round ivy for a low wall, as ground cover or as a houseplant.

October,
November
 

36 x 24
(90 x 60)

Self-Clinger
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Lustrous Dark Green foliage with wavy, curled and crimped margins.

Hedera helix
'Little Diamond'

 

Yellowish-Green
 

This compact and slow-growing climber can be used as a houseplant or in a rock garden.

October,
November
 

12 x 12
(30 x 30)

Self-Clinger
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Grey-Green foliage, variegated creamy-White

Hydrangea
petiolaris

White
 

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July, August
 

600 x 240 (1500 x 600)

Self-Clinger
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Dark Green foliage turning Yellow in Autumn. Pruning Group 11 after flowering.

IJ

Jasminum
beesianum

 

Pinkish-Red
 

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May, June
 

180 x 120 (450 x 300)

Twiner

Foliage Photo Link

Thin overcrowded growth after flowering. Grow over a garden but not a house wall.

Jasminum officinale 'Aureovariegatum'

White
 

Flower Photo Link

June, July, August, September

480 x 180 (1200 x 450)

Twiner
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Very striking grown through a deep green yew hedge or over a garden but not a house wall.

KL

Lonicera japonica
'Halliana'

 

White that ages
to Yellow
 

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June, July, August,
September
 

360 x 180 (900 x 450)

Twiner
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Japanese Honeysuckle is ideal for covering a pergola, arch or boundary wall, or scrambling through robust shrubs and trees.

Lonicera
periclymenum

White to Yellow, often Red-flushed

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July, August
 

264 x indefinite (660 x indefinite)

Twiner
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A tall Holly (like Green Pillar) has been used as a host tree to the charming rose Rosa bracteata (the "Macartney Rose"), which has white, scented flowers, 3 inches wide; and the common Honeysuckle of our hedgerows, Lonicera periclymenum, with yellowish-white and pink tubular flowers; both planted on the north side of the tree, in shade, and allowed to clamber up into the sun.

M

N

O

Parthenocissus
tricuspidata 'Veitchii'

 

Green
 

Flower Photo Link

July
 

840 x indefinite (2100 x indefinite)

Self-Clinger
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Grow through a large tree or use to cover a wall or fence. Bright Green in Spring and Summer turning dark red-purple in the autumn.

Parthenocissus quinquefolia
 

Green
 

Flower Photo Link

July
 

600 x indefinite (1500 x indefinite)

Self-Clinger

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Mid Green in Spring and Summer turning brilliant red in the autumn. Mature specimens also provide an important habitat for insects and small birds.

Passiflora caerulea
 

White, sometimes Pink-tinged, with Purple, Blue and White-zoned coronas

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July, August,
September
 

360 x 120 (900 x 300)

Twinerpassiflorafoltcaerulea1a1

Passio is spanish for passion and floris is flower. It is one of the finest climbers for a pot.

Q

R

Senecio
mikanioides

 

Orange/Yellow
 

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December, January,
February
 

240 x 240 (600 x 600)

Conservatory
Twiner
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A fast growing vine, with long trailing stems that stretch over 20 feet from the roots, and smother other plant life.

Solanum crispum
 

Lilac to Purple-Blue
 

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June
 

240 x 60 (600 x 150)

Scrambler
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Tie in stems of Chilean Potato Tree to horizontal wires or trellis. In early spring remove a third of the oldest stems to ground level.

Solanum
jasminoides

 

Blue-White
 

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July, August,
September, October
 

240 x 120 (600 x 300)

Scrambler
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Train onto a South-facing wall

Solanum jasminoides
'Album'

White
 

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July, August,
September, October

240 x 120 (600 x 300)

Scrambler
centaurea montana foliage

Being Half-hardy to zero degrees centigrade indicates that it should be planted in June and removed after the first frosts in October.

Trachelospermum asiaticum
 

Creamy-White ages to Yellow
 

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July, August
 

240 x 120 (600 x 300)

Twiner
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Frost Hardy to -5 degrees Cent-igrade, so put on South-facing wall.

Trachelospermum jasminoides
 

White
 

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July, August
 

336 x 144 (840 x 360)

Twiner
trachelospermumfoltjasminoides2a1a

Glossy Dark Green turn Bronze-Red in Winter. Frost Hardy to -5 degrees Centigrade, so put on South-facing wall.

Tropaeolum
tricolorum

Orange to Yellow
 

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February, March,
April

60 x 36
(150 x 90)

Twiner
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Dormant during the summer, starts growth in early autumn, and water sparingly in autumn and winter.

U

VW

Vitis 'Brant'

Green

See Vitis 'Rondo' in full flower

July

264 x 72 (660 x 180)

Rambler
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Grow over a trellis, pergola, fence or South, East or West-facing house wall

Vitis coignetiae

Green

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July

600 x 312 (1500 x 780)

Rambler
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Performing best in full sun, it's ideal for covering an unsightly fence or wall or for scrambling through an established tree.

Wisteria floribunda
'Alba

 

White
 

Flower Photo Link

May, June
 

336 x indefinite (840 x indefinite)

Twiner
wisteriafoltfloribundaalba1a1

Japanese Wisteria can be trained onto a house wall, into a tree and over an arch or pergola.

Wisteria sinensis
 

Mauve to
Purplish-Lilac
 

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May, June
 

336 x indefinite (840 x indefinite)

Twiner
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Chinese Wisteria can be trained onto a house wall, into a tree and over an arch or pergola.

Wisteria sinensis 'Alba'

White

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May, June

336 x indefinite (840 x indefinite)

Twiner

It can be trained onto a house wall, into a tree and over an arch or pergola.

XYZ

 

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