Clematis 'Markham's Pink'

2 lt pot (60cm cane) £19.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Clematis 'Markham's Pink' clematis (group 1): Pretty pink flowers and pale green foliage

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

    Sumptuous, double, candyfloss-pink, early spring flowers with creamy-yellow centres, followed by silvery, seedheads retained throughout the summer. This clematis looks lovely scrambling through a strong tree or shrub. Ideal for a north-facing site, it's also known as the downy clematis since the new shoots are covered with down.

  • Garden care: No routine pruning is necessary. If the spread of the plant needs to be restricted prune immediately after flowering, cutting back overlong shoots to healthy buds. 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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Eventual height & spread

Beautiful clematis


Lovely vigorous plants very pleased indeed




Flowering Well


Flowering well, not all buds developed, some clematis wilt.




Beautiful flowers


Planted in late spring last year, had a few flowers but wasn't expecting much, established well over the year and looks to be getting going now (early March), beautiful double flowers, really pretty plant in a slightly dark and dingy corner





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My clematis Markham's Pink was planted last April, against a fence in semi shade, facing southwest. It gets late afternoon sun in winter, more in summer. It grew fairly well last year, but now looks dead. Is this normal? We are in South Wales, quite near the sea, but it is fairly well protected from the wind by the fence.


Hello there Yes this is quite normal, it won't look good at this time of year. This is a deciduous clematis that will have dropped its leaves in the autumn, and any remaining leaves on the stems will be dead. This plant is now dormant, and will stay like this through the winter months until the spring when new shoots will appear.

My macropeta has had very few flowers or leaves on it and looks very straggly. It is two years old and bought from crocus. Can I cut it right back and start again with it? I have been feeding it. Thank you Lesley from Cardiff

Green thumbs

Morning Clematis macropetala 'Markham's Pink is a Group1 Clematis so generally needs very little pruning. It is very difficult to say why your Clematis has only a few flowers or leaves, as this will be determined by a number of external factors such as the available water, light and nutrients as well as aspect and soil type. However, I think I would cut all the stems back almost to the base, just after it finishes flowering, then apply a general fertiliser, and mulch with a well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant, and make sure it is watered in dry spells. Leave it for at least three years before pruning hard again. Hopefully this will encourage it to shoot from the base of the plant. Hope this helps


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