Clematis florida var. florida 'Sieboldiana'

2 lt pot (60cm cane) £29.99
available to order from summer
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Buy Clematis florida var. florida 'Sieboldiana' clematis (group 2): Unusual flowers

This climber is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to August
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Gorgeous single white flowers which are offset by large, domed bosses of deep purple stamens. The flowers appear in late spring or summer amongst the mid-green, deciduous (or sometimes semi-evergreen) foliage. An excellent climber for a container or to weave up and through a wall shrub.

  • Garden care: Remove dead and damaged stems before growth begins in early spring, cutting all remaining stems back to where strong buds are visible. Apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant in early spring.

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I would buy this clematis again.


it took a while, several months for it to establish itself but 10 months on, it's looking good.




Beautiful but perhaps not strong?


This clematis sadly died back in the harsh winter. It had hardly grown at all by July, and what had grown was spindly and wilted quickly. Having dug it up and nurtured it on the patio it is looking much better and flowered beautifully, so hoping it'll improve next year. Given the unusual nature of this year's winter I've given four stars, knocking a star off as I think the plant could have been stronger when it arrived. It is a beautiful flower, however, so I highly recommend the plant.






Started well , flowers attractive but soon blighted by aphids pesticide made it sicker and then it died back. Second one I've had, different locations, both have failed to get established




Still alive after big winter freeze


Really good value for money, grew quickly in the summer and covered my outside front wall within 2 months, very light and dainty so needs trailing carefully




yes would reccomend


Beautiful flowers, look lovely growing up our new pergola


east sussex

Clematis florida


Another lovely clematis,it flowered nonstop all summer,a beautiful flower.


North yorks


A delight!


Beautiful blooms once grown. Have had many people admire the flowers once they have bloomed! Looking forward to the following year flowers again.






This clematis is grown up a post which supports trellis on top of a wall. I planted it with another clematis "Freckles" so as to get a succession of flowers. this is the first year I have had it but I am more than pleased. When the flowers are spent the outer white petals go first and fall off (I pulled off those that went brown)but they leave behind the lovely purple centre stamens which last much longer. I'm really pleased with my choice.





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Hi, is there a climbing shrub (maybe clematis) that is evergreen, suitable for screening an ugly north facing fence during the winter months?


Hello, There are a couple of evergreen shrubs that can be trained flat against a wall, and these include... Garrya and Pyracantha Alternatively, if you would prefr a true climber, then the Hederas would be your best option or the slow growing Pileostegia I hope this helps, Helen.


I want a climber that will eventually cover a wall of the garden that is aprox 2 meters of brick wall and then 60 cm of trellis on the top. How should I plant it so it grows on the wall first and eventually covers the trellis on top? Will it need any support system on the brick wall or will it climb on it? Thanks


Hello, Most climbers have twining stems, so do need something to twine around for support. The best way of doing this is either install a series of horizontal wires on the wall, or attach a piece of trellis.


Hi, Is there a climbing ever green that will flower for a long time, through spring and summer and fragrant? Also,be non toxic to both children and dogs. Thanks

confused gardner

Hello, I have not been able to find anything that will flower for a long time throughout spring and summer, but if you click on the following link it will take you to all the evergreen climbers we sell that have scented flowers and are non-toxic to humans (I'm afraid you will need to check with your vet or the Dogs Trust re. the toxicity to dogs).

Advice on climbers please Hi, I need to find climbing plants for the length of a 2m high wood panel fence with concrete posts. I haven't measured the entire length but I would estimate around 15m. It is South facing and on a side of the garden that gets a lot of sun in the summer, the soil is clay and tends to dry out. I have no idea how many plants I would need to cover the entire fence (I am notoriously bad at judging the spread of a plant and always end up with an overcrowding problem). I am looking for something to deter anyone from climbing over the fence, yet ideally something that won't be treacherous to deal with myself (if such a plant exists!). Climbing roses are the first to spring to mind and if I were to go down that route I would definitely opt for white or cream flowers. I have had a look at the white climbing roses on your site but am unsure whether they will be happy in our soil, as you specify 'moist, well-drained' humus rich soil. I would also like to get an evergreen climber for the rear fence (+/- 5m long). I am not concerned whether this flowers or not, and I am less concerned about this being a 'thief-deterrent'. The soil is the same,- lots of clay, which plants seem to like, but it is very hard to work with and dries out easily in the summer. Any advice gratefully accepted! Best regards, Heather


Hello Heather, Unfortunately there are no plants that will deter intruders without being difficult to deal with, and the best plants are those with thorns like the roses. It sounds like roses will certainly grow in your soil, but ideally you should dig in lots of composted organic matter and then make sure they are kept well watered in summer. It can be difficult to see a small plant and imagine how big it will grow to eventually, however we do give all this information on each plant card, which hopefully should help. You will find it just to the right of the pictures at the top of the pages. If you click on the following rose, you will see it has an eventual height and spread of 10 x 6 m while this one will only grow to 3 x 2m I would pick the one you like the look of and then you will be able to establish how many you need to fill your fence. As for the evergreens, if you click on the following link it will take you to our full range of evergreen or semi-evergreen climbers that will grow in clay soils, but the same rules apply re preparing the soil and watering. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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I am ok to still plant in October? Hi there, I am really new to gardening so you hope you can help me! I have ordered these plants below, ..... if they arrive in 1-2 weeks time is it still going to be alright to plant? (probably a question I should have asked before I placed the order!!)I know there is a certain time by which you need to get all your planting done before it gets to cold. Athyrium niponicum var. pictum, Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Crimson Queen', Heuchera villosa 'Palace Purple', Luzula nivea, Clematis 'Jackmanii Superba', Clematis florida var. sieboldiana. Appreciate your advise. Cheers,

Mearah Wanigasekera

Hello There, As a general rule hardy plants that are grown in containers can be planted at any time of year as long as the soil isn't frozen solid. The best times are in the autumn when the soil is still warm enough to encourage root growth but the plant isn't in active growth, or the spring before the temperatures start to rise. You can also plant in mid summer as long as you make sure the plants are kept well watered. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Mildew Good morning I grew some courgettes in pots this year. Unfortunately they developed mildew. Can I put the spent compost onto the garden or onto the compost heap please. Also can rotten apples go onto the compost heap. Many thanks Regard Dawn

Alan Bedwell

Hello Dawn, I would collect all the affected plant material before you add the compost to the heap, but it won't cause any further problems. As for the apples, these will be fine on the heap too. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Which potted climbers for a north-facing spot? Hi Is there a climber that I could plant in a pot to grow up a north facing wall, on the decking? Thanks Vicki

Hello Vicki, There are several which would be suitable, however they will not produce masses of flowers in a shady spot - here are some of the best options. Clematis florida var. sieboldiana, Clematis Arabella, Clematis Bees Jubilee or Pyracantha spp. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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