Clematis 'Frances Rivis'

alpine clematis (group 1)

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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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This is a fantastic clematis

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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.

Humbert

Nottinghamshire

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An excellent product

5

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

RM

Oxfordshire

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A favourite from my old garden

5

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

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Good quality plany

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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 .

GayS

london

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Clematis alpina'Frances Rivis'

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Is this plant evergreen?

JudeB

Hello there No this is a deciduous clematis.

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