Clematis Prince Charles

Prince Charles clematis flower

Clematis 'Prince Charles' completely covers itself with a profusion of nodding, pale mauve-blue flowers with a satin-like sheen to the petals and green centres from June to September. This non-evergreen climber is perfect for growing within the flower border, allowed to scramble up a large rose, shrub or tree, covering walls and fences or trained on a free standing obelisk, or in a container on the patio. The delicately coloured flowers would make it a very pretty variety to grown within a cottage garden.

Clematis 'Prince Charles' was raised from a seedling given to Alister Keay of New Zealand Clematis Nurseries, Christchurch. It was introduced into the UK in 1986 by Jim Fisk of Fisk's Clematis Nursery, Suffolk, England.


Prince Charles characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: Less than 1m / 3ft

Climate

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

Identification

  • Country of origin: New Zealand
  • Flower colour: Blue
  • 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