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Clematis 'Fujimusume'
Clematis 'Fujimusume'

A charming Japanese cultivar bearing bright blue flowers with yellow stamens. Free-flowering in May-June, and again in August-September. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports. It can clamber over natural..

Raised by Seejuuroo Arai, Japan 1952.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
bright blue 2-3 m big V, VI, VIII, IXV, VI, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Generał Sikorski'
Clematis 'Generał Sikorski'

One of the most popular varieties. Mid-blue flowers, reddish at the base of the sepals, are profusely borne from June to July. It was raised in Poland. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports, particularly..

Raised by Władysław Noll, Poland. Introduced in 1980.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
mid-blue 2-3 m big VI, VII, VIII, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 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, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Kacper'
Clematis 'Kacper'

A charming Polish cultivar bearing exceptionally large, deep violet-blue flowers with violet stamens. Flowers June-July and again in September. Ideal for fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports.

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1982.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
intensive violet 2-3 m very big VI, VII, IXVI, VII, IX S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Mikołaj Kopernik'
Clematis 'Mikołaj Kopernik'

Lilac flowers, shaded pink in summer, of 15 cm in diameter with pointed tepals and crimson anthers on white filaments. Sometimes semi-double flowers appear on old wood. Blooms in May-June, and again in August. It attaches itself to supports with twining l..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1986.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
lilac, shaded pink in summer 2 m big V, VI, VIIIV, VI, VIII S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Lasurstern'
Clematis 'Lasurstern'

A very early-flowering variety of a moderate growth. Large lavender-blue flowers with contrasting yellow stamens are borne in great profusion from mid-May to June and again in September. Forms lovely compositions with yellow flowering azaleas or yellow le..

Raised by Goos & Koenemann, Germany 1905.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
lavender-blue 2-3 m big V, VI, VIII, IXV, VI, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Moniuszko'
Clematis 'Moniuszko'

A Polish cultivar with large (about 20 cm in diameter), deep violet, velvety flowers composed of 8 elliptical tepals with wavy edges. Violet anthers on creamy filaments. Blooms from June to September. Attains a height of 2-2.5 m. Attaches itself to suppor..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland 1996.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep violet, velvety 2.5 m big VI, VII, VIII, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Omoshiro'
Clematis 'Omoshiro'

A Japanese variety growing up to 2-3 m. White to pale pink flowers of about 16 cm in diameter, shading to pink or crimson pink round the edges. 6 to 8 tepals, pink on the outer side. Violet-red anthers on creamy filaments. Blooms in May-June and again Aug..

Raised by Hiroshi Hayakawa, Japan 1988.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, edged with pink 2-3 m big V, VI, VIII, IXV, VI, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Matka Siedliska'
Clematis 'Matka Siedliska'

A Polish variety with large white, sometimes slightly pink flowers. Double flowers are borne on previous year’s wood in May - June, whereas in July - August single flowers with reddish-brown anthers are produced on current year’s shoots.

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1987.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, double or single 2-3 m medium V, VI, VII, VIIIV, VI, VII, VIII S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Matka Urszula Ledóchowska'
Clematis 'Matka Urszula Ledóchowska'

A very early flowering Polish variety with a medium rate of growth. White flowers with nicely contrasting deep red anthers, borne during May and June. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports.

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

Clematis 'The Vagabond'
Clematis 'The Vagabond'

Violet-blue, velvety flowers of about 13 cm in diameter composed of 6-8 tepals with a deep red-brown stripe. Attractive yellow anthers on creamy filaments. It holds on to supports with twining leaf petioles. Compact growth. Suitable for training up trelli..

Raised by K. Pyne, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1996.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue with a red-brown central bar 1-2 m medium V, VI, VII, IX, XV, VI, VII, IX, X S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Monte Cassino'
Clematis 'Monte Cassino'

A Polish variety with large, velvet glowing crimson flowers and contrasting cream stamens. Flowers in June-August. Looks beautifully when planted against a bright background. Particularly useful for growing through roses, other shrubs or conifers.

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland.Introduced in 1986.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
velvet glowing crimson 2-3 m big VI, VII, VIII, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Piotr Skarga'
Clematis 'Piotr Skarga'

A Polish cultivar growing up to 1.5-2 m. Flowers, up to 14-17 cm across, usually consist of 6 pointed, wavy-edged tepals that are violet-blue on the upper side and pale violet underneath. Pale yellow anthers and filaments. Flowers are borne in June-July a..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1990.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue 1.5-2 m big VI, VII, IXVI, VII, IX S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Multi Blue'
Clematis 'Multi Blue'

A hardy, compact cultivar with double navy-blue flowers on both old and new growth, from May to August. Suitable for growing over fences, walls, trellises and poles. It can clamber over natural supports e.g. deciduous or coniferous shrubs. Particularly us..

Raised by J. Bouter & Zoon, Netherlands 1983.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep navy-blue, always double 2 m medium V, VI, VII, VIIIV, VI, VII, VIII S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Nelly Moser'
Clematis 'Nelly Moser'

A moderately fast growing cultivar with bicolor flowers. Large, pale mauve-pink blooms with red anthers, each sepal with a carmine central bar, are profusely borne in May and June and again in July - September. It doesn’t like extremely hot, sunny areas, ..

Raised by Moser, France 1897.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale mauve-pink with a carmine bar 2-3 m big V, VI, VII, VIII, IXV, VI, VII, VIII, IX N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Niobe'
Clematis 'Niobe'

One of the most popular varieties. Large, very deep red flowers with yellow anthers. Just after opening blooms appear almost black. Very free-flowering. It was raised in Poland.Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wood..

Raised by W. Noll, Poland. Introduced in 1975.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
very deep red 2 m big VI, VIII, IXVI, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Proteus'
Clematis 'Proteus'

A moderately fast growing cultivar with double deep mauve-pink flowers on previous year’s wood. During summer single flowers are borne on new growth. It thrives best in full sun. Excellent for walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and poles.

Raised by C. Noble, United Kingdom 1876.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
double deep mauve-pink, single in summer 2-2.5 m big V, VI, VII, VIIIV, VI, VII, VIII S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Snow Queen'
Clematis 'Snow Queen'

A valuable variety originating from New Zealand. Large, white flowers with a tinge of mauve at the center and red anthers are profusely borne over a long period. Best planted against a dark background. Suitable for cultivation in large containers on terra..

Raised by W. S. Callic, New Zeland. Introduced in 1960.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white with a mauve shading 2-3 m big V, VI, VIII, IXV, VI, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Sunset'
Clematis 'Sunset'

Impressive, deep plumy red flowers with a purple central bar and bright yellow stamens, borne from May to September. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports. It can clamber over natural supports e.g. decid..

Raised by A. H. Steffen, United States. Introduced in 1990.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep plumy red with purple highlights 2-3 m big V, VI, VII, VIII, IXV, VI, VII, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Wildfire'
Clematis 'Wildfire'

A Polish cultivar with large (15-20 cm across) flowers composed of 6-8 violet-blue tepals with a red-purple bar and wavy margins. Red-purple anthers on white filaments. It attains a height of 2-3 m and attaches itself to supports by means of twining leaf ..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue with a red-purple bar 2-3 m big V, VI, VIII, IXV, VI, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9