Clematis montana Elizabeth

Elizabeth clematis

Clematis montana 'Elizabeth' is a fast growing, non-evergreen climber which produces masses of wonderfully intense vanilla-scented, pale pink flowers with golden centres during the late spring and early summer, the fragrance of which can be enjoyed around the garden.

The leaves are green, tinged with bronze adding extra appeal.

Clematis montana 'Elizabeth' was raised by Rowland Jackman of George Jackman and Son, England.

How to grow

This Clematis is ideal for covering walls, fences, or unsightly buildings providing adequate support is in place.

Elizabeth characteristics


  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: Over 8m / 25ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: 3m-4m / 10ft-13ft


  • Cold hardiness (RHS): H4 (to -10C)
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (8) 10F / -12C


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