Dainty nodding bell-shaped flowers of pure white have an occasional hint of blue at the base of the tepals and a sweet scent.
A reliable performer with an abundance of summer flowers.
The group of clematis known as integrifolia are cultivated forms of the species which has a herbaceous habit and originates from Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, The Balkans, South Russia and further into parts of Asia.
Thanks to these origins, it is a very hardy plant and can cope easily with the weather in the UK and Europe, making it an easy clematis to grow for both the clematis enthusiast and the beginner.
Integrifolia 'Alba' has dainty nodding bell-shaped flowers of pure white with an occasional hint of blue at the base of the tepals and a sweet scent.
All the integrifolia are clump-forming scramblers, with non-clinging stems and can be allowed to scramble in herbaceous borders with other herbaceous plants and shrubs.
They are good 'front of border' plants, make excellent companions in beds of bush roses, they can also be grown in window boxes, hanging baskets or even cascading over the edge of a retaining wall.
These versatile little plants are also suitable to use as cut flowers and can last up to twenty days in water, so why not cut a few flowers for the table when you have guests round for dinner, or perhaps a button hole for your day out.
Integrifolia are all exceptionally hardy, trouble free and as with other herbaceous plants, they die back in winter to the ground and reshoot in the spring. Pruning is best left until around February to March and is very easy indeed. Cut all stems through just above the new shoots which will be around 2-3 inches above the soil.
The stems of 'Alba' and the other integrifolia will only grow to about 2-3 feet (60-90cm) in height so they are easy to place in most gardens.
They do not cling to a support so will scramble naturally unless given something like a herbaceous plant support or a small wigwam of bamboo canes to clamber up.
These herbaceous clematis are clump-forming scramblers, they have non-clinging stems and can be allowed to scramble in herbaceous borders. They are good 'front of border' plants, make excellent companions in beds of bush roses, they can also be grown in window boxes, hanging baskets or cascading over a retaining wall. They are exceptionally hardy, trouble free, very free flowering and as with other herbaceous plants, they die back in winter. All are suitable to use as cut flowers.
Plant Size:Plants will usually be about 45-90cm tall on delivery, this can vary depending on the time of year and variety chosen. They are grown in 3 litre containers and are 2 years Old.
Flowering Months:June - September
Average Flower Size (Inches):1.75
Average Height (Feet):2.5
Pruning:Hard in Feb/March (Group 3)
Soil Type:Moist but Good Drainage
Hardiness Zone:H6 - Hardy - Very Cold Winter (-20C to -15C)
Suitable for Containers:Yes
Got to get more of these!
I just can't get enough clematis and these herbaceous ones are just so easy. I now have the whole Thorncroft integrifolia selection.
Easy to grow and loads of flower!
I ordered this clematis, along with 2 others on Monday this week, and they arrived on Thursday! Outstanding service. The plants are better than many that I have purchased in garden centres. They were well packed, clearly labelled, and I had a surprise addition - a "lost label" 4th clematis gratis with a smiley face.attached.
As an aside, the box made a great cat tunnel!