A Clematis for all Seasons

Clematis durandii in blue vase
For the past few months I’ve been buying a beautiful blue clematis that is now being sold as a cut flower by some florists. Not only does it look wonderful in a vase, but it also lasts at least two weeks while the flowers progressively open. Thanks to a press release from the British Clematis Society I now know that it is an old-fashioned herbaceous clematis (grows to about 2 metres, so better for the back of a border than as a climber) called Clematis durandii. Obviously the flowers that I buy at this time of year are grown undercover, but I think I might buy a couple for relatively compact colour in the summer borders. It can also be grown in large containers.

7 Responses to A Clematis for all Seasons

  1. It’s good grown up through dark red roses or silvery foliage like Elaeagnus Quicksilver.

  2. The Enduring Gardener

    Good tip Julia, thank you.

  3. I like that Clematis. Seems a suitable one to grow in pots too.

  4. frederick finnis

    I grow 4/6 pot’s of clematis and find it quite a hardy pretty flower which come’s back yr after yr.

  5. Beautiful, especially when you consider how cold and how much snow there is at the moment.

  6. Deidre Butterfield

    I think that is a beautiful clematis, I wonder if it is available in Australia?

  7. The Enduring Gardener

    I’m not sure whether it will be – probably best to check with a local nursery.

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