The Simple Charm of Clematis

Continuing the joyous but never ending task of featuring our favourite seasonal flowers, today we focus our attention on the nimble and dexterous charm of clematis. And what a beauty it is. Cultivated in pink and purple shades, it typically stands around 60cm with a long, delicate stem and a plethora of nodding star-shaped flowers that branch off in a haphazard display towards the top of the stem. Clematis are a well-known garden plant; a familiar climber that graces many an English garden trellis all over this green and pleasant land. They are a comparatively new as a commercially available cut flower and have been gaining in popularity over the last 10 years. They are a staple addition, available all year round now, and will always be on the menu at McQueens because we adore the simple beauty of this delightful flower.

Delicate purple clematis
Delicate purple clematis

Clematis are a gorgeous addition to a bouquet and successfully manage to serve as a both a filler flower while bringing bounce and movement to the picnic. They can be drizzled in among many different flowers and are best considered without any notion of arranging. A mission to arrange clematis is doomed to failure, and your efforts will crash and burn should you attempt to control these exuberant and unkempt lovelies. It’s best to enjoy them au naturale, and for the delightful chaos that they provide. Let them tumble as they so wish and they will look just perfect in a wistful and romantic wedding bouquet. Clematis, despite their dainty looking demeanor, actually last surprisingly well in a vase when carefully conditioned, and can look presentable for up to 10 days, making them the perfect flower for inclusion in weekly contract work for hotels and restaurants.

We love this lilac variety of clematis
We love this lilac variety of clematis

We love this gorgeous lilac bouquet including clematis. Available online and in store. Click here for more information

A gorgeous lilac bouquet including clematis
A charming lilac bouquet including clematis