Clematis x durandii


  • Botanical name: Clematis x durandii
  • Common name: Clematis
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Perennial, Deciduous

Clematis x durandii is a late-flowering clematis, bearing beautiful, deep blue, saucer-shaped flowers with contrasting golden anthers. It’s an unusual clematis in that it’s a non-clinging, semi-climbing perennial that requires staking. Clematis x durandii can be grown as a border plant, trained up a trellis or obelisk, or in a container.


For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil, in full sun to partial shade. Clematis x durandii is in Pruning Group Three. Cut plants back hard before growth starts again in spring.

How to grow Clematis durandii

  • Plant size

    1.5m height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Plant in January

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Do not Prune in January

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Do Prune in March

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Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Clematis durandii and wildlife

Clematis durandii has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Clematis durandii poisonous?

Clematis durandii can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Clematis durandii