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PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,181

I'm after buying some more clematis, I've took a shine to the viticella variety's image

Anyone got any favourite  viticella / late flowering clematis or recommended ones. 

I got viticella super Nova on my order list already image I just feel I need to get another one or 2 just in case image.

Need one to grow up the pergola into the apple tree if it wishing to so 8 ft + would be more ideal. Another to grow on a 3 / 4 ft fence and along the top but not to vigorous it will swamp the surrounded plants about 5 / 6 ft maybe 


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098

    Oh - there's so many - and you can never have too many ....image

    Etoile Violette is one of my favourites, and also Rouge Cardinal. 

    There are also some good whites if you have a shadier spot - Maria Cornelia is particularly nice.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,562

    I like the ones with smaller but more abundant flowers eg Betty Corning which is perfumed, Alba Luxurians and Caerulea Luxurians, Little Nell, Princess Diana and, for a big space, Huldine.   Etoile Violette is a good one where you want strong colour that doesn't fade in sun and one of my other favourites is Blue Angel.

    You can look up there details on here - and then try Hawthorne nurseries or Thorneycroft who do mail order if you can't find them locally.

    I had all these and many more in the garden I left behind last October.   I brought with me some  of my newer clems still in pots including Lambton Park which is a long flowering scented tangutika type and I have bought an I am Happy and a My Angel which should also flower till late on.

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  • Hortum-cretaeHortum-cretae Posts: 979

    Look at Polish Spirit, too. As said, there are so many.  Every one is a favourite when its flowers open


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,504

    I'm very fond of Madame Julia Correvon  - she's gorgeous scrambling up my fence


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  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,181

    Thanks I'll take a look at them all, so much choice.

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    Negritianka, White Magic, Morning Heaven are some of my favourites

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,588

    viticella Black Prince. Yummity yum.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,327

    Clematis viticella urpurea plena elegans 

    Absolutely gorgeous and totally reliable image

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  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,181

    I was think of planting another clematis viticella on the pergola with the wisteria prolific, will it affect / smoother the wisteria in any way ? The wisteria is established, I know it will probably make pruning the wisteria slightly harder.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,098

    Depends what size the pergola is Perki. Wisteria and viticella clematis are both fairly rampant once they get going. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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