Clematis Joan Picton

Clematis Joan Picton

An extremely free flowering Clematis with an enigmatic colour, best described as a glowing wild lilac with a silvery sheen.

Flowers are produced from June to September, followed by attractive seed heads.

Clematis 'Joan Picton' was raised by Percy Picton in 1971 and was named after his wife.

How to grow

Clematis 'Joan Picton' is a non-evergreen climber which 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.

Joan Picton characteristics


  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • 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
  • Flower colour: Purple
  • Flowering month: June July August September
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous