Clematis x durandii

Clematis durandii is a clematis best suited for a border or a pot as it doesn't cling. A favourite of Vita's with a deep blue flower. More
1 x 2 litre plant, for spring planting 520114-2L £22.50 Delivery late February
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A deciduous sub-shrub clematis best suited for a border or pot as it doesn't cling. A favourite of Vita Sackville-West, it has a deep blue flower.

Genus Clematis durandii
Type Deciduous Climber
Common Name Durand's clematis
Border Position Climber
Soil Type Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 2-2.5m (6-8ft)
Spacing 50cm (20in)
Care Tips Keep the base of the plant cool and shaded by other plants (this makes a fantastic border plant) or a layer of pebbles. Mulch in late winter. Prune hard - group 3. 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
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Clematis x durandii reviews

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Reviewed 30th July 2018 by Anna Trenter

I am amazed that more people don't know about wonderful clematis durandii. It flowers its socks off from June to September, is easy to prune and doesn't seem to suffer from pests or diseases. The pretty purplish-blue bell-shaped flowers are carried in great abundance and it has flowered equally well in rainy summers and the recent very hot weather. I grow it with a deep red rose up an arch and tie it in loosely with twine at the beginning of the season. That's all it seems to need. I am also a great fan of clematis 'Prince Charles' and 'Alba Luxurians' as well as a couple of lovely viticella varieties, all of which perform beautifully in my garden, but if I had to choose, clematis durandii would be the one.