Clematis 'Prince Charles'

My gardening hero Christopher Lloyd was always a big clematis fan and one of his favourites was 'Prince Charles'. It's very reliable and long-flowering, covered in light blue flowers from late June until the end of August. More
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My gardening hero Christopher Lloyd was always a big clematis fan and one of his favourites was 'Prince Charles'. It's very reliable and long-flowering, covered in light blue flowers from late June until the end of August.

It looks similar and is in the same group as 'Perle d'Azur', but doesn't get as gangly, nor does it succumb to mildew. It makes a fantastic combination with climbing roses or, as you'll see it at Great Dixter, growing up through shrubs. It also does well in a pot.

Genus Clematis
Group/Species Late Large-flowered Group
Variety Prince Charles
Type Deciduous Climber
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Chalky, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 2m (6ft)
Spacing 1.2m (4ft)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Clematis prefer moist, well-drained soil with the base of the plant in shade and growth tips in light. Add plenty of organic matter to the soil before planting. Try mulching around the base to offer protection from heat and light. Will require support on a wall or in the border over which it can climb.
Care Tips Pruning group 3 - flowers on the current season's growth so cut back hard in early spring to a healthy pair of buds 30cm (12in) above the ground and apply a mulch of compost or well-rotted manure. Tie in new shoots to a trellis or other suitable support. Will benefit from a regular liquid feed throughout the growing season. Read Sarah's article for more information on how to prune clematis.
Flowering June - September
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
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Clematis 'Prince Charles' reviews

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Reviewed 15th August 2019 by Deborah

Not such good quality lots of brown leaves and the colour on the flowers are not very bright.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for leaving your review. We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Clematis Prince Charles. Please contact our Customer Services team at info@sarahraven.com who will look in to this matter for you."

Posted 16th August 2019

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Christine

I bought two clematis. One is doing OK but the other wilted straight away. With some coaxing it has revived but is clearly a very poor relation to the other. I am thinking of pulling it out and replacing it with a new one.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Clare

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Shirley

The clematis is flowering well.
Delivered well packaged and good quality plant.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Carol

Delivered in great condition. Pale purple slightly cupshaped blooms.... Prince Charles flowered allmost continuously.
Not too tall and useful for scrambling over shrubs that have finished flowering.
I bought it in the 15% off sale which was an added bonus as it was the beginning of the season.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Patricia

Has taken a long time to get going with not many flowers hope will be better next year

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Izzy

Arrived in good condition. Now growing nicely up the side of our house, still fairly small but to be expected at this stage. Lovely lilac/blue flowers.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Deborah

Not such good quality lots of brown leaves and the colour on the flowers are not very bright.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Hazel2

Service and packaging excellent , disappointed with the colour of the phlox, I thought it would be more of a purple colour, not white with darker eye.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Billy

Excellent service lovely plants growing well up a trellis.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Eileen

Not as many flowers as I thought but still lovely

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Margaret

This plant is excellent and beautiful,fast growing, I have it now growing up the trunk of a tree to disguise the shabby appearance and looks great

Clematis 'Prince Charles'

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Reviewed 25th June 2018 by Busy gardener

Mine was planted at the end of March against a pergola and has now reached six foot and is covered in beautiful blue flowers. I chose it because it is long flowering so look forward to many more weeks of flowers!

Stunning

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Reviewed 6th June 2018 by Lisa Brown

The clematis arrived in excellent condition, very well packaged and the care instructions were very easy to follow even for a novice like me. The clematis is growing very happily in my garden.