Clematis 'Frances Rivis'

alpine clematis (group 1)

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2 lt pot (60cm cane) £23.99
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Buy Clematis 'Frances Rivis' alpine clematis (group 1): Eye-catching twisted mid-blue 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 or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Delightful, slightly twisted, purple-blue bells form in mid- to late spring and are followed by whiskery seedheads, which cover the plant later in the year. 'Frances Rivis' is one of the best of the alpinas. It was raised by a Suffolk gardener of the same name in 1900, from seed. It blooms reliably each spring, no matter what the weather is and is perfect for a sunny trellis. It is one of the easiest clematis to look after as it needs little or no pruning - and it is also one of the toughest, so ideal for cold, exposed sites.

  • Garden care: Pruning is not essential but you can remove any dead or weak growth in early summer to encourage strong new growth. Mulch in late winter with garden compost or well-rotted manure but avoid the immediate crown.

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Strong, healthy plant


This Clematis was thriving in my garden until builders destroyed the entire plant. The flowers and seed pods are so delightful, it had to be replaced! At the builder's expense, I would like to add.


Scottish Borders


i would buy this product again






This is a fantastic clematis


This is a fantastic clematis. Very abundant flowers sometimes a second set later in summer. Strong growth and no need to prune. Fully hardy. The best clematis I've come across.




An excellent product


Huge buds waiting to burst. Can't wait for this years display following its second flowering not long after planting in late Summer Pruning instructions would be appreciated




A favourite from my old garden


This plant was high on my list of favourites from my old garden when designing my new one. I had it climbing over an arch and that is what I have done in my new garden. The colour is stunning and it is a joy to see every year when it flowers. It is delicate to look at and easy to keep in check on an arch, which I think is the best support. I had and have two plants either side. The new plants didn't quite make it all over the arch last year, but are at least half-way up and I hope this Spring they will completely cover it.

Granny Orbie

The Peak District


Good quality plany


Planted this in spring on arrival to grow through an evergreen shrub in memory of a Chelsea fan -hence blue and white flowers- who had replanted the shrub shortly before he died suddenly . It produced lots of healthy growth , though didn t flower . Towards late summer, the foliage died back.I cut it off and by October ,new growth had appeared,so suspect it may have been clematis wilt . Will await the spring and see what happens .





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Hello, what size of pot would you recommend for this plant please, and also what type of compost.


I would advise potting up into the largest pot you can find, and filling it with John Innes No 2 or 3.


Is this plant evergreen?


Hello there No this is a deciduous clematis.


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