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Clematis heracleifolia

An unusual shrubby, non-climbing clematis bearing clusters of scented flowers in late summer and autumn.
As each flower matures, the violet-blue petals recurve, creating stunning shapes above leafly mound below. happy in containers and borders. Attractive to butterflies and bees, great as cut or dried flowers. prefer moist, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.
Height 90 cm (36"). Spread 60 cm (24"). Fully hardy perennial supplied as young plants.
Flower Colour
Blue, Lilac

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Cottage Garden, Cutting Garden, Small Gardens, Wildlife Garden

Bees and Butterflies, Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, NEW This Year, Rare or Unusual, Scented, Suitable for Container

Fully hardy perennial


June onwards

Flowering Time
Autumn, Summer

Sun or Partial Shade

60cm (24")

90cm (36")



Well drained.


Sun or partial shade, but likes roots in the shade




May to June and repeats again in September

Additional Information

Easy to grow. Pruning group 2. These bloom on the new growth that is produced from old buds from the previous season. Remove dead and weak stems in February or March, leaving the best of last year's buds. Apply a potassium-rich fertiliser every year during late winter or early spring and mulch with organic matter such as leaf mould or garden compost. During periods of dry weather water regularly, especially when young. Hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 02 Nov 2018 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
Bless you,
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