Best Clematis For Pots

Best Clematis For Pots

by Garden News |

Clematis are a great plant for any garden - offering flowers vertically as they climb up walls, fences, or even through trees and other shrubs. But they also make a great option in pots on the patio too, with a long flowering season that will see blooms all summer long. Here is our pick of some of the best you can get.

‘Blushing Bridesmaid’

‘Blushing Bridesmaid’
‘Blushing Bridesmaid’

Early rosette flowers have spiky centres. H: 1.8m (6ft). Tip: Light prune after flowering and in late winter. From Thorncroft Clematis, tel: 01953 850407.

‘Angelique’

‘Angelique’
‘Angelique’

Very compact and long-flowered until October. H: 90cm (3ft). Tip: Hard prune in late winter. From Taylors Clematis, tel: 01302 700716.

Diana’s Delight’ ‘Diana’s Delight’

‘Diana’s Delight’
‘Diana’s Delight’

Lovely periwinkle-blue flowers from May and again from mid-summer. H: 1.5m (5ft). Tip: Will perform in both sun or more shady conditions. From Floyds Climbers and Clematis, tel: 07762 499416.

Sieboldiana

‘Sieboldiana’
‘Sieboldiana’

Exotic-looking, bicoloured blooms until late summer. H: 1.8m (6ft). Tip Needs a warm position and protection in winter. From Crocus, tel: 01344 578111.

Carnaby

‘Carnaby’
‘Carnaby’

Eye-catching flowers from May and later in summer. H: 1.8m (6ft). Tip: Hard pruning in winter keeps the plant compact. From Taylors Clematis, tel: 01302 700716.

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