Clematis Vagabond

The rich blue-purple flowers of Clematis 'Vagabond' are velvety in appearance with a dark red stripe to each of the crinkly edge petals and lemon-yellow centres, making this a particularly eye catching variety.

Clematis 'Vagabond' also known as 'The Vagabond' was raised by Ken Pyne of Chingford, London. It was introduced jointly in 1993 by Caddick's and Priorswood Nurseries.

How to grow

This non-evergreen climber can be grown up a trellis, pergola, along a wall, fence, up through a large shrub or tree or planted in a container on the patio supported with bamboo canes or an obelisk.

Vagabond characteristics


  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: 1m-2m / 3ft-7ft


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


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