Clematis Barbara Dibley

Clematis Barbara Dibley

Clematis 'Barbara Dibley' produces stunningly large, red or pale purple-violet flowers with a deeper stripe and red-purple centres during May and June and again in September.

This non-evergreen Clematis can be grown against a trellis, garden fence, wall, arches, pillars, pergolas, clambering over tree stumps and through large shrubs or planted in a container supported by bamboo canes or an obelisk.

Clematis 'Barbara Dibley' was raised by Rowland Jackman of George Jackman and Son, England and was named after his secretary.

Barbara Dibley characteristics


  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: 2m-3m / 7ft-10ft


  • Cold hardiness (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (6) -10F / -23C


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Flowering month: May June
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous