‘Gillian Blades’ is a medium-sized but compact deciduous climber. Large, elegant, single flowers up to 15-20cm in size, the sepals are pure white with conspicuously crimped margins and golden stamens. Early flowers emerge tinged with blue in late spring and when pruned correctly a second flush in late autumn.
An excellent choice for a cottage garden, like most clematis it can be grown up an obelisk, trellis or fence, in borders or on a patio in containers.
This Clematis is in pruning group 2, the large-flowered hybrids, that flower in May to June and should be pruned in late winter or early spring and after the first flush of flowers in summer.
Prefers full sun and partial shade but will cope in any aspect.
Tolerates any soil condition as long as it’s moist and well drained.
Final height: 1.5m-2.5m tall, 0.5-1m wide.
RHS Award of Garden Merit