Clematis Capitaine Thuilleaux

Capitaine Thuilleaux clematis flower

Clematis 'Capitaine Thuilleaux' or 'Souvenir du Capitaine Thuilleaux' as it can also be known has the most striking, large, pale pink flowers with wavy edged petals with a broad, vibrant stripe during May, June and again in September.

This non-evergreen climber 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 trained up bamboo canes or an obelisk.

Clematis 'Capitaine Thuilleaux' or 'Souvenir du Capitaine Thuilleaux' was raised by J. Thuilleaux of France and named after a son killed in the First World War.

Capitaine Thuilleaux characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Scented flowers
  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: Less than 1m / 3ft 1m-2m / 3ft-7ft
  • Light requirement: Some shade
  • Pruning: Light prune


  • Disease resistance: Average


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates Mild damp climates
  • Cold hardiness (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (4) -30F / -34C (6) -10F / -23C


  • Country of origin: France
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Flowering month: May June September
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous