The name, Clematis Carnaby, hints at psychedelic brilliance and the flowers do not disappoint. The pale pink petals with wavy borders have crimson bars around an eye catching deep red centre. Plant it at the back of a sunny border and watch as it climbs its way up walls, trellises or through other plants to explode in a colourful spectacle in late spring, early summer, and then again, in a slightly paler form in late summer.
This deciduous climber is conveniently compact in form making it ideal for planting in a pot or in a courtyard garden. The vibrant colour of the flowers contrasts particularly well with slate grey or lead coloured container.
Height and Spread: 150-250cm x 50-100cm after 2-5 years
Aspect: West or East facing
Position: Sun or partial shade
Flowering Period: Late spring – early autumn
Care: Prune in spring