A clematis that’s said to resist wilting and dieback is to make its debut Chelsea.
Clematis ‘Shikoo,’ which has double, rosette-style blue flowers, is new from Thorncroft Clematis of Norwich.
Nursery boss Jonathan Gooch said: “There are one or two other double-blue clematis available but we found they can be prone to dieback or weak growth. ‘Shikoo’ does not seem to have that problem.”
C. ‘Shikoo’ flowers from May to June, and again in August to September. Plants reach a height of 6-8ft (1.8-2.4m) and cost £14.99 plus p&p. Call (01953) 850407
or go to www.thorncroftclematis.co.uk for details.