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Herbaceous clematis

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If you are considering planting a herbaceous border with Summer perennials, see if you can find room for a few herbaceous clematis. They are mostly non-climbing so need some support either through small obelisks are by using a framework of twigs. Most of the Integrifolia species and cultivars are quite compact, 2 ft to 4 ft., and are available in a stunning range of colours, not new, they were first introduced to England in 1573.

Here you can see the blue, white and pink forms.

Comments (7)

  1. Grower

    Hawthornes Clematis

    Taller members of the clan include Arabella, Alionushka and Blue Rain.
    All flower continuously from July until September.

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    Amanda CW

    They are lovely. I didn't know non-climbing Clematis existed. Where were they introduced from?

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    Hawthornes Clematis

    Apparently, the species integrifolia grows wild in Poland, Czech Republic, Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and parts of China. The Integrifolia group are all reliably hardy, Group 3 pruning, and can be propagated by division.
    There is a vast range of colours, they have masses of lovely seedheads after flowering, I have plenty of seeds if anyone wants to try some, but they do not come true to parent, that is the exciting bit.
    For example, this is a seedling of mine from seed off the pink form, rosea.

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    Hawthornes Clematis

    This is a new Integrifolia Group cultivar which I raised here from seed and Registered as Carol Klein, it was growing in the garden here, un-named, when Carol and crew were filming for BBC Gardeners World a few years back, Carol liked the plant and it has now been propagated ready for launch.

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    Hawthornes Clematis

    This is an un-named seedling from the reddy pink Alionushka. I took seed from Alionushka a few years ago and was very pleased with this first flower this year. No idea what the pollen parent was, but nice.

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    Amanda CW

    Wow - these are fabulous. such delicate pastel colours. I like the fact you cannot be sure what will spring up. I'd love some seeds if you can spare them. Shall I send you a direct message with my address details?

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    Hawthornes Clematis

    Yes, Amanda, I will send you a selection of integrifolia seeds from parents blue, white, pink and lilac. They are not difficult to germinate and superb in the garden borders. All new clematis are produced this way, you may produce a winner.


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