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Clematis Beauty Of Worcester

Fully double flowers followed by second flush of singles

This exquisitely blooming clematis is a deciduous climber that bears large double flowers of lilac blue wavy-edged flowers with cream stamens. The flowers are very detailed with concentric layers of petals that grow smaller with every layer. Striking reddish central bars accent the bottom layers that look pretty against the dark green glossy foliage. The late summer sees a re-bloom of single flowers.


Used in containers, growing up a fence or trellis


Thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. In the first year after planting prune back hard to approximately one foot above ground level leaving two or three healthy buds. On established plants prune back to approximately five feet in the winter or early spring before the plant starts to grow then again lightly just after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers.

Introduced by Richard Smith and company of Worcester, England. This plant was parented by Purpurea Elegans and Countess of Lovelace. Pruning Group 2.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Clematis, Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 185 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 75 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 150 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

2.5 litre pot £9.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From March to September