Clematis Princess Kate ('Zoprika') (PBR)

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Buy Clematis Princess Kate ('Zoprika') (PBR) clematis (group 3): A beautiful new texensis type

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, neutral soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Only just released onto the market, this brand new Clematis is a beauty. It is a texensis type, producing upright to nodding, bell-shaped flowers to 6cm long, that flare out widely towards their pointed tips. The petals have an attractive colouring, being white on the inside and stained reddish-purple on the outside. These petals form around a boss of rich plum coloured stamens, which become more and more noticeable as the flowers open. The overall effect is very pretty, and as the flowers appear throughout summer and into the autumn, it has a long season of interest too.

  • Garden care: In early spring cut back the previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds about 15-20cm (6-8in) above ground-level and apply a slow-release balanced fertiliser and a mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the plant, avoiding the immediate crown.

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Eventual height & spread

Vigorous and spectacular flowers


Very impressed first year and hope for another good year despite slow start as 2-3 new shoots now showing at ground level.




Absolutely first class experience.


I bought this clematis in 2017. It was delivered promptly, in very good condition and beautifully packed. It flowered profusely all summer long. I have bought a number of things from Crocus this year (2018) and am very pleased with the quality of their service and care of their plants. I have also used their easy-to-understand website for many years when looking for instructions of how to care for plants.




Excellent Clematis


As always with anything I purchase from Crocus it is of excellent quality

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I am growing this through a Wintersweet {Chimanthus} which is lovely during the winter months but so boring in the summer. This clematis is brilliant growing thru, delicate pink flowers .

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ClematisPrincess Kate('Zoprika') (PBR)

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Hi I bought one of these clematis last year. I planted it in September but it hasn't grown since, there are no new shots, nothing. My soil is clay, would this be the cause of it not growing? I've fed it and the roots are covered. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.


Hello, These late-flowering clematis are often quite late into leaf in spring, so you may need to give it a bit more time, however I would definitely advise against feeding it while it is dormant as this can do more harm than good.


Is it too early to plant the princess Kate clematis?.


Hello there As a general rule fully hardy plants that are grown in containers such as this clematis 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. So as long as the ground isn't waterlogged or frozen, and it isn't freezing you can plant. If we are having a cold snap and you can't plant you can still keep this plant outside in the garden, in a sheltered spot where it won't be blown over and it will be fine until you can plant.

Hello there my name is Tanya, I purchased the above plant from you some time last year, it is currently in a pot and about to be planted into the ground this spring but I am just a little concerned as the space I would like to plant it has a traditional railway sleeper close by and I am concerned that the creosote or whatever has been pregnated into the wood will taint the soil around this gorgeous plant that is already rearing to go!! Please can you help, Thanks....


Hello, It is my understanding that although creosote is harmful to plants if they come into direct contact with it, however growing plants a short distance away from the treated timbers should keep them out of harms way.


Hello, would this be suitable to grow in a container to train up a mature bay hedge to add some interest? Or would clematis Florida be more suitable? I would like a long flowering season in late rather than early summer.


Hello, If you prefer a later flowering period, then Princess Kate would be a better option - and it will be fine growing in a large pot, provided it is kept well fed and watered.


Hi When's the best time to plant this in a container? Thanks!


Hello, The best time would be either spring or autumn, but it is possible to pot them up at any time of the year if you are careful not to damage the roots - and make sure it is kept well watered in hot weather.


Does "fully hardy" mean it is hardy in ZONE 4?


Hello, Being a British website, I am not too familiar with the American system of cold hardiness (or indeed how cold it gets in NW Iowa), but basically, fully hardy means it can cope with worst of the weather over here.


Hello, would this be suitable to grow in a container to train up a mature bay hedge to add some interest? Or would clematis Florida be more suitable? I would like a long flowering season in late rather than early summer.


Hello, This can certainly be grown in a large pot, provided it is kept well watered, and it can be allowed to scramble over an established hedge. This would also be a better option than the C. florida, as at the start of each year, you can cut this down hard and it will then put on lots of fresh new growth.


Hello, I really like this plant but I have had some trouble with clematis wilt in my garden, would this be more resistant than the more tender clematis?


Hello, This is a texensis type, so it does show some resistance to wilt, but if you want guaranteed wilt-free plants, then opt for one of the alpinas, viticellas, macropetalas or montanas.

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