Beginners Clematis

Our beginners clematis group have been selected because of their easy to grow nature and ability to perform pretty much regardless of the way they are treated. The shortlist we have provided here should all do well if given careful planting, even if they get neglected a little afterwards!

There is a good spread of flowering times among the list so you can have interest throughout the calendar year and should make life easier for the gardener.

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01 Spring Flowering Lucky-Dip Plant
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£5.00

Plant NOW For Spring Flower.
These are all plants that have lost their labels but are super plants and being plant lovers we simply can't bring ourselves to throw them away! They are all spring flowering from the Atragene Group but please do not ask for a specific cultivar or colour, they have lost their labels, hence the name 'Lucky-Dip'!

Clematis Abundance
Out of Stock
£11.75
The pretty semi-nodding pinky-red flowers have a deeply textured surface and crimped margins. Aptly named, the blooms are indeed produced in great abundance.
clematis Alba (montana var. montana)
Out of Stock
£11.75
Simple white star-shaped flowers of creamy white have creamy-yellow stamens and are produced in incredible profusion.
Clematis Albiflora
Out of Stock
£11.25
Wonderful hanging bell shaped flowers of pure white are very dainty and are abundant in spring. A hardy plant with attractive fine cut foliage that will thrive in light soils, however struggles in wet conditions.
Clematis Albina Plena
In Stock
£12.50
Clematis Albina Plena produces a great abundance of pure white semi-double nodding bell-shaped flowers that are creamy-white when they first open.
Clematis Alionushka
Out of Stock
£12.50

Check out our blog post Abundant Alionushka
Beautiful deep mauve-pink nodding bell-shaped flowers. Semi-herbaceous, non-clinging, semi-climber or scrambler.
Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Clematis Anita
In Stock
£13.50
The pretty creamy-yellow nodding buds open to pure white outward-facing flowers.
Clematis Aotearoa
In Stock
£13.50
The deep purply-blue flowers have contrasting greenish-yellow stamens, their undulating margins twist slightly towards the tips. This looks fabulous on the front porch of my house. Aotearoa means 'Land of the long white cloud'.
Clematis Arabella
In Stock
£12.50
The mid mauvy-blue flowers have a hint of a rose pink bar when first open. A superb scrambler and probably the longest flowering clematis we stock.
Clematis Ascotiensis
In Stock
£11.75
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.
Clematis AVANT-GARDE Evipo033
In Stock
£15.00
These unusual deep pinky-red flowers have a pale pink pom-pom like centre and strongly recurved tips to the tepals.
Clematis Bagatelle (Dorothy Walton)
Out of Stock
£11.75

The large star-shaped flowers have very pointed light blue tepals that are strongly dappled with mauve and deep pink, they have a deeper pink bar.

Clematis Barbara Dibley
Out of Stock
£12.50
Large flowers of rich purply-red have reddy-purple stamens in the centre. A classic early summer clematis.
Clematis Beautiful Bride PBR
Out of Stock
£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.
Clematis Bill MacKenzie
In Stock
£12.50
Its bright yellow nodding, lantern-shaped flowers have distinctive dark reddish-brown stamens that leave wonderful silky seed-heads. Excellent for late flowers.
Clematis Black Prince
Out of Stock
£11.75
The deep reddish-purple semi-nodding flowers have a silvery reverse. Their simple shape and elegant colouring are a charming addition to your garden.
Clematis Blekitny Aniol (BLUE ANGEL)
In Stock
£11.75
The gorgeous pale, mauvy-blue flowers have a pretty satin sheen across their deeply textured surface. Its crimped and wavy margins taper to pointed tips. At dusk the flowers become almost luminous. Beautiful!
Clematis Blue Dancer
Out of Stock
£11.25
The flowers of Clematis Blue Dancer are a wonderfully long nodding bell shape, very narrow too and a charming light to mid-blue in colour.
Clematis Blue Tapers syn. Cyanea
Out of Stock
£11.25
Small bell-shaped flowers of mid blue have a whitish staminode and are produced in great numbers
Clematis BURNING LOVE Vitiwester
In Stock
£15.00
The glorious vibrant red flowers have a textured surface and gently recurved, twisted tips. Their distinctive crown of contrasting yellow stamens adds to the attraction of this outstanding performer.
Clematis cirrhosa Jingle Bells
Out of Stock
£13.50
The creamy-white nodding bell-shaped flowers have a hint of citrus scent.
Clematis Crimson King (Red Cooler)
Out of Stock
£11.25
The beautiful blooms are deep cerise pink with a slightly paler bar. Occasionally the early blooms are semi-double. A lovely old classic dating from the early 1900's.
Clematis Daniel Deronda
Out of Stock
£11.25
The lovely rich bluey-purple flowers have paler, almost mauve bars. The early flowers are occasionally semi-double. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Clematis Dark Eyes
In Stock
£13.50
These gorgeous flowers are almost black on opening and mature to the deepest purple with a velvety sheen. As the flower ages the crown of stamens take on a silvery appearance which adds to their charm.
Clematis Dazzle
Out of Stock
£11.75
The eye-catching light pinky-purple flowers have a richer reddy-purple bar with a striking crown of contrasting yellow stamens. Named by Ella Williams of Inkberrow First School, Worcestershire.
Clematis Diamond Anniversary
Out of Stock
£13.50
The pretty pale pink semi-double nodding bell-shaped flowers bear a mid-pink flush on the reverse. Will have greater depth of colour if grown in a sunny position.
Clematis Dorothy Tolver
In Stock
£13.50
The fabulous, vibrant deep mauve-pink blooms have a satin sheen and the early flowers are occasionally semi-double. Named after my lovely Nan without whom Thorncroft Clematis would not exist today!
Clematis Dutch Sky
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£13.50
The pretty bluey-white flowers merge to light blue margins and tips. The reverse has the same colouring with distinctive purple ribs. It is exceptionally free-flowering.
Clematis Edouard Desfosse
Out of Stock
£12.50
A very large flower of deep blue, with a reddy-purple bar when first open, and wonderful dark purple anthers in the centre.
Clematis Elizabeth
Out of Stock
£11.25
The pale pink flowers have a pretty satin sheen and a lovely vanilla perfume. Over the years this has proven to be one of the most popular montana's. Grow in a sunny position to enhance the perfume.
Clematis Emilia Plater
In Stock
£11.75
When first open the light mauvy-blue flowers have rosy-violet shading along the central bar which fades as the blooms mature. A deeply textured surface, crimped and undulating margins add to their charm.
Clematis Ernest Markham
Out of Stock
£11.25
The light magenta-red blooms have a deeply textured surface and beautifully crimped margins. A fabulous companion to climbing roses and, if hard pruned can be grown in a patio container.
Clematis Etoile Violette
In Stock
£11.75
The dark bluey-purple flowers have beautifully contrasting pale yellow stamens. An outstanding performer that adorns gardens across the world.
Clematis Fair Rosamond
In Stock
£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.
Clematis FLEURI™ Evipo042
Out of Stock
£16.00
The pretty rich purple star-shaped flowers have a hint of a purply-red bar and a sumptuous velvety satin sheen. A very compact, free-flowering climber perfect for a pot! Unlicensed Propagation Prohibited.
Clematis FOREVER FRIENDS PBR Zofori
In Stock
£13.50
Fast becoming a favourite of ours - Its beautifully textured satin-white star-shaped flowers have contrasting dusky red anthers. Exceptionally free-flowering!
Clematis Forget Me Not
Out of Stock
£12.50
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.
Clematis Foxy
Out of Stock
£11.25
The nodding pinky-white flowers have a mid-pink reverse with pinky-white margins. An old family favourite.
Clematis Fragrant Spring
Out of Stock
£11.25
The light mauvy-pink, vanilla scented flowers, have contrasting greeny-yellow stamens and are borne in great abundance. Grow in a sunny position to enhance the perfume.
Clematis Frankie
In Stock
£11.25
Deep mauve-blue single nodding bell-shaped flowers with a creamy-white inner skirt.
Clematis General Sikorski
Out of Stock
£11.75

The lovely mid mauvy-blue flowers have a small rose-pink bar at the base of each tepal and a crown of contrasting yellow stamens.

Clematis Gipsy Queen
Out of Stock
£11.75
This lovely old clematis has dark bluey-purple blooms with a hint of reddish-purple along the bar when first open. A wonderful companion for your climbing roses. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Clematis GOLDEN TIARA 'Kugotia'
In Stock
£13.50
Attractive bright golden-yellow nodding lantern-shaped flowers have distinctive contrasting reddish-purple stamens and leave silky seed-heads.
Clematis Grandiflora
Out of Stock
£11.25
The eye-catching satin white flowers have rounded tips, lightly ruffled margins and contrasting bright yellow anthers. A really rampant grower!
Clematis Hagley Hybrid
Out of Stock
£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.
Clematis Haru Ichiban
Out of Stock
£12.50

Check out our Blog Post - Handsome 'Haru Ichiban'
Clematis 'Haru Ichiban' has an intense and striking flower that really has the 'Wow' factor! - Its blooms are very deep cerise, almost red with a hint of mauve mottling.

Clematis Helsingborg
Out of Stock
£11.25
The single nodding bell-shaped flowers are deep bluey-purple.
Clematis Horn of Plenty
Out of Stock
£12.50
A super clematis with large flowers of rosy mauve-blue with a magenta bar. A strong climber well suited to growing with roses.
Clematis Huldine
In Stock
£12.50
These elegant satin-white blooms have an almost transparent, pearly appearance, due to their attractive mauve reverse being an apparent feature. An excellent candidate to add interest to your garden in autumn. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Clematis Jackmanii
Out of Stock
£11.75
A quintessential 'cottage garden' flower, whose gently nodding bluish-purple blooms look amazing when combined with climbing roses, or clambering over a porch or arch. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Clematis JACKMANII PURPUREA PBR Zojapur
In Stock
£13.50
The glorious velvety plum-purple blooms are deeper at the margins and tips, with paler highlights in the centre around the crown of pale yellow stamens. Its colour matures to bluey-purple as the blooms age. Unlicensed Propagation Prohibited.
Clematis Jackmanii Superba
Out of Stock
£11.75
The dainty silvery-mauve nodding buds open to gloriously rich purple blooms. They have a reddish bar when first open which gradually fades as the blooms mature to bluish-purple.
Clematis Jan Lindmark
Out of Stock
£12.50
The semi-double bell-shaped flowers are mid rosy-lavender. Named after our friend, a respected clematarian and garden writer in Sweden.
Clematis John Huxtable
In Stock
£12.50
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.
Clematis Justa
In Stock
£12.50
The pale violet-blue flowers often have a light mauve tint to the middle of the tepal and prominent yellow stamens in the centre. A very hardy garden plant and prolific in flower.
Clematis Ken Donson
Out of Stock
£11.25
Elegant flowers of mid-blue have bright yellow anthers in the centre and make the flower really stand out in the garden. A classic family favourite.
Clematis Kermesina
Out of Stock
£11.75
The silvery-pink buds open to glorious deep crimson flowers and have a white spot at the base of each tepal with contrasting dark brown stamens.
Clematis Lambton Park
In Stock
£13.50
The bright yellow nodding lantern-shaped flowers are followed by beautiful silky seed-heads. Grow in a sunny position to enhance the coconut-like perfume. A favourite in our garden.
Clematis Little Bas
In Stock
£11.75
The dainty bluey-purple nodding bell-shaped flowers have a white star on the interior and are perfect for that 'cottage garden' look.
Clematis Madame Baron Veillard
Out of Stock
£12.50
Very pretty lilac-pink flowers are nicely textured with ribs and have a lovely satin sheen to them. Grow in sun to part shade for best flowering.
Clematis Madame Edouard Andre
Out of Stock
£11.25
A lovely old variety dating from the late 1800's. Her lovely mid red flowers are lightly mottled with flecks of white, fading to a more mauvey-red as the flower matures.
Clematis Madame Julia Correvon
In Stock
£11.75
The glorious vibrant red flowers have a textured surface and gently recurved, twisted tips. Their distinctive crown of contrasting yellow stamens adds to the attraction of this outstanding performer.
Clematis Markhams Pink
Out of Stock
£11.25
Light to mid pink semi-double nodding, bell-shaped flowers.
Clematis Miss Christine
Out of Stock
£11.75
The pure white scented flowers have broad purply-pink margins on the reverse. Will also flower sporadically through the summer months.
Clematis Mrs P.B. Truax
Out of Stock
£11.25
These lovely star-shaped flowers are a rich periwinkle-blue on opening, fading to light blue as the flower matures and has a contrasting crown of cream stamens.
Clematis Mrs Robert Brydon
Out of Stock
£11.75
The clusters of small white, scented flowers are tinged with grey-mauve or pale blue.
Clematis Natascha
Out of Stock
£11.25
Pretty, pointed star-shaped flowers are a lovely deep pinky-mauve. She has a glamorous crown of rich purply-red stamens.
Clematis Pastel Princess
Out of Stock
£12.50
Light mauve-blue star shaped flowers have a rose pink bar a crimped margin and a pointed tip. Very abundant flowers on a compact plant.
Clematis Paul Farges (Fargesioides, SUMMER SNOW)
In Stock
£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.

Clematis Pauline
Out of Stock
£11.25
The deep blue semi-double nodding bell-shaped flowers have creamy-white staminodes and are borne in abundance.
Clematis PETIT FAUCON™ Evisix
Out of Stock
£12.50
The nodding to outward facing flowers have four rich bluey-purple tepals. The stamens have rosy-purple filaments and golden yellow anthers.
Clematis Polish Spirit
In Stock
£11.75
The dark purple flowers have a slight reddish-purple bar which fades to bluey-purple as the blooms mature. An excellent choice to give later flowers in your garden.
Clematis Prince Charles
Out of Stock
£14.50
This gorgeous blue clematis opens light azure blue with a hint of pink along the central bar. As the blooms mature they become more mauve-blue, losing the pink tint. An outstanding performer!
Clematis Prince George
Out of Stock
£13.50
The gorgeous white flowers of this new clematis are very deeply textured with crimped, wavy margins & cream anthers. It has been named in honour of Prince George, son of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge.
Clematis Princess Charlotte
Out of Stock
£13.50
Named to commemorate the birth of Princess Charlotte - Her double, dahlia-like blooms are mauvey-blue and have subtle pinky-mauve margins. Very pretty indeed.
Clematis Purpurea Plena Elegans
Out of Stock
£12.50
This lovely clematis has double dusky-magenta rosette shaped flowers and makes a wonderful sight when in full bloom. These elegant blooms are excellent as cut flowers.
Clematis Roko-Kolla
Out of Stock
£11.75
These wonderful white star-shaped flowers have a pretty satin sheen and, when first open, have pale green bars which fade as the blooms mature.
Clematis ROSALYN PBR Zo09087
In Stock
£13.50
This incredible new clematis bred by Wim Snoeijer in The Netherlands is quite unique and will certainly attract those who seek something a little different to plant in their gardens. The rich abundance of these eye-catching spiky multi-layered magenta flowers is a sight to behold.
Clematis Rosy Pagoda
Out of Stock
£11.25
The charming pagoda-like nodding blooms have pointed recurved tips. They are rose pink on the reverse with paler pink inside.
Clematis Royal Wedding
Out of Stock
£15.00

Clematis Royal Wedding is a large stunning bridal white flower with broad tepals that 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'

Clematis Ruutel
In Stock
£11.75
The fabulous deep purplish-red star-shaped flowers are very slightly mottled with white and have a richer red bar and matching deep red stamens. Pronounced Rootle.
Clematis SEA BREEZE PBR Zo09063
In Stock
£13.50
A huge abundance of flowers that have a fresh pale violet-blue colour, becoming almost white at the centre of the tepal, surround a dark 'eye' of anthers in the middle.
Clematis Semu
In Stock
£12.50

The glorious light lavender-blue semi-nodding flowers have a dusky lavender-blue reverse. This wonderful clematis from Estonia is extremely hardy and exceptionally free-flowering. Its name means 'friend'.

Clematis Snow Queen
Out of Stock
£11.25
The glamorous pure white star-shaped blooms have a blush of pink at the base of their tepals when first open. Their distinctive crimped margins and contrasting dark burgundy-red stamens complete the picture brilliantly.
Clematis Sodertalje
Out of Stock
£12.50
The dusky pinkish-red semi-nodding flowers are so pretty and look particularly good when grown alongside apricot coloured climbing roses. Pronounced Sir da tarlia.
Clematis SUPER NIGHT PBR Zo11112
In Stock
£15.00
Magnificent royal purple flowers have a slightly lighter mottling effect to them and a dark purple anther in the centre giving a very striking display, especially when paired with a paler colour variety for strong contrast.
Clematis SUPER NOVA PBR Zo09088
In Stock
£13.50
The rich vibrant purple of its ruffled & slightly recurved margins runs through its veins towards white bars. The boss of dark purple stamens adds the finishing touch to these lovely blooms.
Clematis Tage Lundell
Out of Stock
£11.25
C. alpina 'Tage Lundell' has sumptuous lantern-shaped flowers of deepest purple, are very abundant, and followed by attractive silvery seed-heads.
Clematis The First Lady
Out of Stock
£11.75
The glamorous bluey-mauve star-shaped flowers have a hint of a deep rose-pink bar when first open. Clematis 'The First Lady' has wavy, almost frilly margins and crown of deep raspberry-red stamens that add to her charm.
Clematis Tie Dye
Out of Stock
£13.50
These distinctive, unusual violet-blue star-shaped flowers are liberally marbled with mauve and white. Ours looks fabulous growing with a lovely apricot coloured climbing rose called 'Meg'- an eye-catching combination!
Clematis Toki
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£12.50
The beautiful rich satin-white blooms first open a creamy-white with cream bars. As the bloom matures it turns to pure white.
Clematis Twilight
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£12.50
The deep mauve-pink flowers have a splash of bright pink along their bars when first open and pale to light mauve-pink as the blooms mature. Deciduous climber.
Clematis Valour
Out of Stock
£12.50
An exceptional new viticella. Clematis 'Valour' produces beautiful pinky-lilac 'katherine-wheel' shaped flowers in great abundance. They have pretty contrasting pale yellow stamens.
Clematis Venosa Violacea
Out of Stock
£12.50
The eye-catching flowers have broad deep purple margins that merge towards a white bar which has rosy-purple veins running through it. A lovely crown of stamens further enhance the striking effect of these blooms.
Clematis Victoria (Jackmanii group)
Out of Stock
£13.50
The gorgeous deep pinky-mauve semi-nodding flowers have a rose-pink flush along their central bars which fades as the blooms mature to light pinkish-mauve. A wonderful companion for your climbing roses. Awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Clematis Viola
In Stock
£11.75
The sumptuous velvety violet-purple blooms have the merest hint of pinky-red along the bar when first open. The contrasting golden-yellow stamens make a glorious contrast to their richly coloured background.