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Which Clematis Should I Choose?

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My once gorgeous Ceanothus Concha is on its last legs, they sure are short lived. It needs to go so I thought a clematis would be an ideal replacement. The area I’m referring to is right by my back door and the house wall here is single storey, south facing and it would be planted in the ground.

I don’t mind the colour
I like anything easy care
As long flowering as possible through the summer

Ideas appreciated, thank you

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Sadly known for suddenly giving up the ghost. So many choices for you Dawn.

16 May, 2018

 

That’s the problem Meadow, so much choice.

16 May, 2018

 

How about a quick trip to Chelsea next week! I hear there is a wonderful display of clematis in the pavilion.
Wish I could be there myself!!!

16 May, 2018

 

Lol Wild!

16 May, 2018

 

I have just bought a clematis called Avant-garde as like you I wanted one that had a long flowering season. It says it flowers from June to September. Planted it a couple of weeks ago and it already grown about a ft. OH liked the look of the flowers as it's a double. Hope this helps. OH, I also did a Google search by putting in the wording "long flowering Clematis " 😀

16 May, 2018

 

Viticella 'Etoile Violette' but I'm biased.

16 May, 2018

 

Clematis Josephine (Evijohill) is a Group 2, has pink/white double flowers from June to September. A really pretty one that enjoys a sunny site.

16 May, 2018

 

Montana Mayleen.
www.thompson-morgan.com/p/clematis-montana-mayleen/t10046TM

Markhams Pink or Frankie

16 May, 2018

 

Thanks everyone, lots of food for thought!

16 May, 2018

 

Dawn, I'd go straight to www.taylorsclematis.co.uk where you can choose your clematis according to flowering period, height and colour etc. Then you'll whittle it down to a few good ones. Polish Spirit and Blue Angel would be two of my suggestions :)

16 May, 2018

 

I have a lovely one called Venosa Violacea. It flowers most of the summer, a beautiful rich blue/mauve with creamy-white line in the centre of the petals. It often produces seed heads.

16 May, 2018

 

I agree with Karen, check the Taylor's Clematis website. So many clematis, so little wall :-)

16 May, 2018

 

Haha Andrew very true, thanks.
Hywel yours sounds lovely thank you.
Karen, I will do that great idea.
So many nice suggestions, I think the solution is to get a few favourites haha I’m sure I can squeeze them in.

17 May, 2018

 

I am with Karen on two counts Taylors are ideal for choosing exactly what you want, even if you decide to buy it elsewhere....and Polish Spirit, flowers forever here....
It is a shame that Ceanothus are so short lived, we plant one in the border then a few years later we add another (perhaps different variety) so it is ready to take over when the first one dies!! if that makes sense!

17 May, 2018

 

Dawn, the Prince Charles wasn't successful here.... Disappointed because I really loved the pale blue flowers..... Arabella is just about to open.... Have you that one?....

17 May, 2018

 

Gosh! Arabella never flowers here before August!

17 May, 2018

 

Fat buds just about to open..... Forgot to mention "Fond Memories".... Bought it 6years ago at the G World Show.... Just opening now.... Lovely large flowers.

17 May, 2018

 

'Arabella' is usually flowering by June for me, but may be a little late this year. It's a scrambler rather than a climber though - looks stunning through euonymus fortunei 'Silver Queen'

17 May, 2018

 

Clem Victoria is a nice one and one of my favs. purple with a magenta bar.
But Talyors is to die for. they have such a wide range.

18 May, 2018

 

Thanks everyone for all the suggestions, so many nice ones to choose from!
My Aunt has Guernsey Cream flowering in her garden at the moment that's nice too.

20 May, 2018

 

Guernsey Cream is happier out of full sun

20 May, 2018

 

Arabella is another .....worth considering! I do agree.

20 May, 2018

 

Thanks Andrew, Dotty

20 May, 2018

 

Have any if you tried Raymond Evison clematis? Taylor's have a good selection to choose from.

20 May, 2018

 

I've just posted a photo of 'Rebecca' which is one of Raymond Evison's. It's taken three years to get going

21 May, 2018

 

One I tried to grow having seen it at GW show a few years ago...
Lovely red. Sadly it didn't progress.

21 May, 2018

 

Thanks Andrew, i will take a look, arh Meadow, shame, probably not that great then.

21 May, 2018

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