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Clematis alpina Willy

Vigorous variety with pink bell shaped flowers in spring

This delightful deciduous climber brings welcome colours to a garden when it covers itself from March to April with beautiful drooping bell shaped, pink flowers that are tinted mauve at the petal base that looks splendid against its mid-green foliage. This plant is a vigorous grower that occasionally sees a repeat bloom in late summers which continues till autumn when it produces whiskery white seed-heads.


Can be planted in a container or in beds and boarders.


For best result plant in fertile well drained humus-rich soil in full sun. Prune lightly after flowering aiming to simply remove dead flower heads.

This plant is a close relative to anemone, Pasque-flower and hepatica.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Clematis, Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering September - November
Evergreen No
Plant height 230 cm - 300 cm
Plant width 120 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 270 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support. The top of the rootball needs to be 8cm below the level of the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Mulch with bark chippings or stones to keep the roots cool.

Planting site Flower border and beds, Banks and slopes

Check store availability

Clematis alpina willy (2.5 litre pot) £9.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From March to September