Clematis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or herbaceous perennials, mostly climbing by twining leaf-stalks, and often with showy flowers. Some have attractive fluffy seedheads in autumn.
Late Large-flowered clematis are deciduous climbers with large, star-shaped flowers to 15cm wide, opening on the current year's growth in summer and autumn.
C. alpina is a medium-sized deciduous climber with leaves divided into 9 narrow-lanceolate leaflets. Flowers light violet-blue, with four tapering sepals to 4cm in length, surrounding cream staminodes and stamens in mid spring to late spring with occasional flowers in midsummer.
Full Sun/Partial Shade
South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposed or Sheltered
Moist but well-drained
Sand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
Supplied in a 4L deep container supported by a 3ft cane