Clematis Mrs. N. Thompson

Mrs N Thompson clematis flower

Clematis 'Mrs N. Thompson' is a most imposing variety having a rich crimson stripe on each of the purple petals, a real show stopper in any garden during June and then again in September. This non-evergreen climber tends to flower at the expense of making growth, so is highly suitable for planting in a container, trained up bamboo canes or an obelisk on the patio or for the smaller garden.

Clematis 'Mrs. N. Thompson' was raised by Walter Pennell of Pennell and Sons nursery from a seed sown around 1954 and named after the wife of the nursery office manager in 1961.

Mrs. N. Thompson 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: Purple
  • Flowering month: June September
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous