Thorncroft Clematis 'Taiga'

Clematis 'Taiga' - image: RHS
Clematis 'Taiga' - image: RHS

‘Taiga’ is an exotic-looking Clematis and would thrive in a patio container or against a south-facing wall.

The plant can reach a width of 1 metre and height of 2.5 metres and should be grown in a sunny position.

When the flower first opens, it is very spiky, then it becomes rosette-like with large outer tepals, before the final stage when the centre opens out to create a luxuriant full double flower.

It is being launched at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 and entered into the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year competition.

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