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06/05/2013 at 23:54

Hi there, am wondering if anyone can recommend a clematis that is guaranteed to flourish on a north facing wall in Scotland...am not having much luck with what i have planted so far!

07/05/2013 at 07:25

A very useful site cufcskim 

07/05/2013 at 08:35

The Hull site is excellent and I use it a lot but it doesn't indicate hardiness.  My local supplier here does and I now only buy those labelled hardy down to -25C which I suspect would be good in north Scotland too.

Try Blue Angel/Blekitny Aniol - http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=88; Caerulea Luxurians - http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=564Luxuriant ; Nelly Moser and Rahvarinne look good planted together but have to be treated as group 3s, Omoshiro http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=1545 

I've just bought Minuet http://www.clematis.hull.ac.uk/new-clemdetail.cfm?dbkey=577 to plant on another bit of north facing wall.   Others you could look at are Etoile Violette, Little Nell and Betty Corning.  

07/05/2013 at 10:25

Thankyou so much everyone..thats a great help

07/05/2013 at 10:30

Nelly moser is great for north walls.  Check it out.  Lovely clematis....maybe the best

07/05/2013 at 11:52

So is the pale pink Hagley hybrid, most of the paler ones appreciate some shade, also the alpina types do well in the kind of place you describe. 

07/05/2013 at 14:09

Nelly Moser survives well up here Helen! I'm west and south of Glasgow and I know several people have it although it's too wishy washy a colour for me  The montanas are fine too. If you're in the west it's the constant wet ground that's an issue more than cold so plenty of grit in the planting hole 

07/05/2013 at 15:27

Nelly gets bleached pale by sunlight but keeps her colour well on a north facing wall and, like I said, is good contrasted with a darker on like Rahvarinne.

07/05/2013 at 18:35

 Nellie moser is not bleached on a north wall.  It is a superb clematis and prob the best for that position

07/05/2013 at 23:08

I'll vote for Nelly up here too - she's just poking her head above the ground a few inches now.

21/05/2013 at 19:18

Nelly it is then

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