10 Best Clematis for Bees (Read This)

by Alex Kountry
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If you want to go shopping to get plants you could grow, which would gather several bees, you need to have the correct clematis plants.

Clematis plants refer to any plant that climbs through walls as they grow and produces flowers that pollinators like bees find extremely attractive due to the presence of nectar and pollen in the flowers of the plants.

You should know that bees love being close to several varieties of eatables, just like we do.

This article would talk about the 10 best clematises for bees.

This list would have clematis, which bees would easily get attracted to. The list has various options too.

You could decide to grow all of these options or some.

There are some clematis that wouldn’t be attractive to bees.

That’s why we made this list that bees would love and would be attracted to without a choice.

List of the 10 best Clematis for bees

Best Clematis for Bees

1. Clematis Pamela Jackman

This clematis is popularly known because it is pleasant, and it is one of the beautiful varieties of Alpina on this list.

Bees would rush to your yard or your garden right from January, just when bees want to make their nests.

This clematis grows with strength, and it is pretty resistant to harsh weather.

This makes everything perfect for your garden.

2. Pink Flamingo (Clematis Alpina)

This is a variety that offers a difference from the usual purple-colored flowers which bees love.

This specific clematis gives you a substantial quantity of flowers all through spring.

It is a beautiful alternative to blue Alpina clematis.

Bees enjoy this clematis because of its pink flowers.

It gives the bees that difference between nectar and pollen, which they love.

3. Stolwijk Gold (Clematis Alpina)

As the name states, this clematis has golden-colored leaves, placed side by side to pale blue flowers that fit the entire clematis elegantly.

The flowers droop downward. This makes it stunning.

Being a versatile plant that grows in semi-shaded locations in your garden also makes a beautiful container plant.

This is great for gardens that have very little space.

People that want to attract bees but have little space should go for this plant. It could even grow in containers.

Related: Here is an article I wrote on do bees keep other bugs away

4. White Columbine (Clematis Alpina)

This white columbine plant is one of the Alpina family.

You get flowers from this clematis in spring. The petals are highly angelic, relatively thin, and very white.

They create gorgeous, thorough seeds with whiteheads arranged side to side with purple or pink flowers.

5. Frankie (Clematis Alpina)

Frankie is quite exquisite. It would attract pollinators like bees easily.

If you want to match or mix different tiles of clematis in your yard or garden, you could use Frankie.

It produces beautiful flowers in spring. This makes it a great plant when it is merged with flowers that bloom at the beginning of spring.

This clematis plant would create blooming flowers around the same period when bees groom their young ones and need all the nectar and pollen they could get.

6. Markham’s Pink (Clematis Alpina)

If you do not enjoy pruning, you would love this specific variety of clematis.

 It doesn’t need any form of pruning whatsoever. It has a sharp difference from other purple and pink flowers.

It is excellent when one wants to light-dark parts of your yard or garden.

It is a versatile clematis that grows very well in areas that have a little bit of shade.

7. Arabella (Clematis diverifolia)

Bees enjoy a lot of food from the Arabella clematis during the late spring and around the beginning of summer. During May and June.

If you are trying to match and mix to have blooming flowers all around the year for your bees, this is one of the clematis plants you should grow in your garden or your yard.

Flowers here have the shape of bells, which cater to different bees that need different fat sources just before they get ready for the hibernation period.

Also here is an article I wrote on are lupins good for bees?

8. Properties (Clematis macropetala)

This clematis has upside-down flowers.

The flowers here come in white and pink shades. There are brilliant white trims that are available all along the petal edges.

This contributes to the beautiful appeal of this clematis.

It brings many bees and other bugs to your garden as they all enjoy the pollen and nectar it provides.

9. Atis Harlow Clem Carr

If you desire a clematis species which doesn’t cling and the type that would not take over your entire garden, this variety is perfect.

Your bees would love them because they have patios or terraces for people that desire species that grow slowly.

These varieties meet these needs very well. Atis Harlow Clem Carr has a very purple flower that attracts bees and other pollinating bugs successfully.

10. Amber (Clematis Koreana)

Being at the end of our 10 best clematises for bees but certainly not the least, the amber clematis has pink undertones, an amber color.

It has a particular color for this type of vine. You should plant this type of clematis in your yard or garden.

It would serve as a great way to match and mix the color tones on your yard and your garden as they attract bees.


You should never forget that bees love being in gardens and yards that have various colors and textures.

If you have beautiful clematis plants, you would have a higher number of bees visiting your garden or yard.

If you provide various collections of flowers, you stand the chance of increasing the number of bees that visit your garden.

Using the list above, there’s no way you could go wrong.

Before you know it, you would enjoy the great sound of bees buzzing all around in your yard or your garden.

Bees are always attracted to different parts of your clematis plants because of the pollen and nectar available.

The bees could also enjoy several other sources of food like aphids and pests.

As you plant these best clematis for bees in your yard or garden, make sure you never use a chemical pesticide on the flowers.

If you use chemical pesticides, it ends up killing your bees.

The same bees you’ve worked so hard to bring to your garden.

Instead, make use of non-chemical pesticides to get rid of weeds or other shrubs you don’t want around your clematis or around the flowers you’ve planted for your bees.

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Alex Kountry

Alex Kountry is the founder of HayFarmGuy and has been a backyard farmer for over 10 years. Since then he has decided to write helpful articles that will help you become a better backyard farmer and know what to do. He also loves to play tennis and read books


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