Introduced to England in 1956, bred towards the end of the war in 1945 by Percy Picton from seedlings originating from the legendary clematis breeder Ernest Markham; named after the country estate “Hagley Hall” where Picton was head gardener. This remarkably healthy and reliable clematis is excellent for the novice. It grows to only about 2.5 metres, but flowers abundantly from July - September. Flower size: 10 - 14 cm; also excellent for mixed plantings. Ivy, climbing hydrangea, as well as Virginia creeper make a good greening companion on the facade. The profuse flower production requires good soil enriched with fertiliser. Cultivation in pots is also possible. Exposed to direct sunlight, the flowers fade and the flowering period is significantly shortened. Refer to the general information for guidance on location, pruning, suitable cable systems, etc..
Clematis seedling from the 'Jackmanii' group, parentage unknown; in the United States known as “Pink Chiffon”