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Clematis 'Akaishi'
Clematis 'Akaishi'

A Japanese cultivar with attractive large bicolor flowers. Purple-crimson sepals with wavy edges and a broad vivid red bar along the center. Creamy filaments tipped with crimson anthers. In direct sunlight flowers fade and wither quickly. Only light pruni..

Introduced by Sakata no Tane Co., Japan
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-purple with a red central bar 2-3 m big V, VI, IX N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Asao'
Clematis 'Asao'

A moderately fast growing Japanese cultivar with large bicolor flowers: deep pink with a white central bar and yellow anthers, from May to September. It doesn’t like extremely hot, sunny areas. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, t..

Raised by Kazushige Ozawa, Japan 1971.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink-red 2-3 m big V, VI, VIII, IX N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Azure Ball'PBR
Clematis 'Azure Ball'PBR

An attractive Polish cultivar of large, double and semi-double flowers with light blue-violet sepals. Flowers abundantly from May till July. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE:Flowers large, 15–17 cm across, double and semi-double, produced both on old and new shoots. T..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland 1999. Named in 2013, on the market from summer 2016.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light violet-blue 2 m medium V, VI, VII S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Bałtyk'
Clematis 'Bałtyk'

An early-flowering Polish cultivar with a moderate growth rate. Rounded, violet-purple flowers with crimson anthers are borne from May to June. Excellent for fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and poles.

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1988.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-purple 3 m big V, VI, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Belle of Woking'
Clematis 'Belle of Woking'

A good variety with pale mauve, double flowers borne on previous year’s wood from late May to July. During summer single flowers are borne on new growth. Grows and flowers best in sunny positions.

Raised by George Jackman & Son, United Kingdom.Introduced in 1881.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale mauve, double, single in summer 2-3 m big V, VI, VII, VIII S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Bieszczady' EARTHQUAKE
Clematis 'Bieszczady' EARTHQUAKE

Pink flowers 14-20 cm in diameter are composed of 6-8 petals with an almost white central bar. Claret anthers on pink filaments. Blooms from the end of June to September. Achieves a height of 2-3 m. It clings to supports with twining leaf petioles. Useful..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2006.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
rose with a paler bar 2-3 m big VI, VII, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Blue Light'PBR
Clematis 'Blue Light'PBR

An exceptionally attractive compact cultivar with pale blue flowers. One of the very few varieties to carry double flowers on new growth later in the season. It clings to a support using twining leaf petioles. Suitable for growing over arbors, trellises, ..

Selected by F. van Haastert, Netherlands. Introduced in 1998.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
blue, always double 2 m medium V, VI, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Bluish Violet'
Clematis 'Bluish Violet'

A slender-stemmed, scrambling herbaceous perennial. Stems don’t twine round supports, but they can lean against them. Bell-shaped, violet-blue nodding flowers, borne from June to September, followed by silky seed heads. Best planted on perennial borders o..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet 1 m small VI, VII, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Błękitny Anioł' BLUE ANGEL
Clematis 'Błękitny Anioł' BLUE ANGEL

A healthy Polish cultivar, moderately fast growing and free-flowering. Pale blue flowers with wavy edges and yellow-green stamens, borne from June to August. Ideal for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and poles. It can be grown into..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1988.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale blue 3-4 m medium VI, VII, VIII S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Chalcedony'
Clematis 'Chalcedony'

A charming cultivar with light blue-lilac flowers, double in May and June, and semi-double during summer blooming. Twines around the supports by means of curling petioles. Suitable for growing over arbours, pergolas and fences, or training over various ga..

Raised by Ellis Strachan, United Kingdom 1984.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light lilac blue, double 2.5-3 m big V, VI, VIII, IX S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchaud'
Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchaud'

A healthy, moderately fast growing and free-flowering cultivar. Beautiful, medium-size, soft rose-pink flowers with cream anthers, borne from June to September. Ideal for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and poles. It can be grown i..

Raised by F. Morel, France. Introduced in 1900.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
rose-pink 3-4 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Danuta'
Clematis 'Danuta'

A Polish cultivar raised by brother Stefan Franczak at the beginning of the 90’s. Pink flowers with wavy edged tepals and creamy-green stamens are borne profusely in June and July. It climbs by means of twining leaf petioles and can reach a height up to 2..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink 3.5 m big VI, VII S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Ernest Markham'
Clematis 'Ernest Markham'

A moderately growing, floriferous cultivar. Glowing red-violet flowers with a velvety sheen and cream-brown stamens. Excellent for walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and poles. It can also be grown into natural supports such as small trees or over large b..

Raised by E. Markham, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1938.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
red-violet with a velvety sheen 3-4 m big VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Fireworks'
Clematis 'Fireworks'

An interesting cultivar with large vivid bicolor flowers. Purple sepals with a bright reddish-mauve central bar and slightly wavy margins. White filaments with purple anthers. Excellent for arbors, trellises, poles and other garden supports. It can also b..

Raised by J. Treasure, United Kingdom 1984.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple with reddish-mauve stripe 2.5-3.5 m big V, VI, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Guernsey Cream'
Clematis 'Guernsey Cream'

A very floriferous variety blooming from mid-May to July, and again at the end of August. Lightly yellow flowers with yellow stamens and a green bar at the centre, become whiter in full blossom.It doesn't like sunny areas. Looks lovely when planted agains..

Raised by R. J. Evison, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1989.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
bright yellow 2 m big V, VI, VII, VIII, IX N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Huldine'
Clematis 'Huldine'

A vigorous and free-flowering cultivar. Pearly white flowers with a mauve bar on the reverse and white filaments with yellow anthers, borne from June to September. Thrives best in full sun. Suitable for fences, arbors and garden supports.

Raised by F. Morel, France. Introduced in 1934.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pearl-white 3-5 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Jackmanii'
Jackman Clematis

The oldest large-flowered cultivar raised in England in 1858. Spectacular, dark, violet-purple, semi-nodding flowers with green stamens are borne in great profusion from July to October. A healthy and hardy variety. Ideal for fences, walls, arbors, pergol..

Raised by George Jackman & Son, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1863.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-purple 3-4 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Jan Paweł II' JOHN PAUL II
Clematis 'Jan Paweł II' JOHN PAUL II

A hardy, long-flowering Polish cultivar with a moderate growth rate. Large, cream flowers with a pale pink bar, particularly distinctive during autumn bloom. Suitable for fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports. It can clamber over ..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1979.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
cream with a pale pink bar in autumn 3-4 m big VI, VII, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Kaen'
Clematis 'Kaen'

A Japanese, intriguing variety of bright red, full and semi-full flowers ranging 8-14cm in diameter. Irregular sepals, wide and lanceolate, with wavy edges and pointy tips. Bright red with pink bar in the middle, lighter at the base and with green spots s..

Raised by Hiroyasu Shinzawa (Japan) before 2003.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
bright red 2 m big V, VI, VIII, IX S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Kaiser'PBR BLUSHING BRIDESMAID
Clematis 'Kaiser'PBR BLUSHING BRIDESMAID

A highly attractive Japanese cultivar of double, pink flowers 10-14 cm in diameter, consisting of numerous sepals varying from elliptic to narrow – needle-shaped, bright-pink, sometimes nearly red that acquire green splashes in cold weather. Stamens and s..

Raised by F. Miyata i K. Miyazaki (Japan) in 1994.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
dark pink 1 m medium V, VI S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9