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Clematis Bees Jubilee


Compact form and early flowers

This compact clematis produces luscious, large, early summer flowers that are deep pink in colour with a darker pink stripe that with a white and maroon stamen that contrasts nicely with the mid-green leaves. The flowers have a lacy elegance due to its wavy outer edges of the petals. This is a prolific flowerer but may take time to establish.


Used in containers, growing up a fence or trellis as fence line coverings, trellis


Thrives well 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 the old firm of Bees of Colchester in 1950, which gave it the common name, 'Bee's Jubilee'. Pruning Group 2.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Clematis, Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - November
Evergreen No
Plant height 230 cm - 300 cm
Plant width 160 cm - 200 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 180 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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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 Patio container

Typically available

From March to September