Clematis Gillian Blades

Gillian Blades clematis flower

The large, white, wavy edged petals with a lilac tinge and golden centres make Clematis 'Gillian Blades' the absolutely beautiful variety she is. Elegant star-shaped flowers are produced from May to June and again in September. This non-evergreen climber can be adored growing up a trellis, pergola, along a fence or wall, or planted in a container supported on an obelisk on the patio.

Clematis 'Gillian Blades' was raised by Jim Fisk of Fisk's Clematis Nursery, Suffolk, England and named after one of his secretaries.

Gillian Blades characteristics


  • 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


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


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Flower colour: White
  • 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