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Clematis 'Lady Betty Balfour'
Clematis 'Lady Betty Balfour'

A strong-growing variety with deep violet-blue flowers. Late summer blooming - from July to September. Performs best in full sun. Excellent for growing over arbors or tall supports.

Raised by A. G. Jackman, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1912.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep violet-blue 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 '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, VIII S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 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, 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 'Mme Julia Correvon'
Clematis 'Mme Julia Correvon'

A healthy, free-flowering cultivar from Viticella group. Rose-red flowers with yellow stamens are profusely borne from June to September. It has low soil requirements. An ideal climber for clothing unsightly walls and buildings; excellent for growing over..

Raised by F. Morel, France 1900.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
red 3-4 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 '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, 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 '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, 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 '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, VIII S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 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, VI S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 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, X S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 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, 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 'Riga'
Clematis 'Riga'

An early-flowering (April-May), Swedish cultivar with partially open, slightly nodding, white, 4-tepalled flowers. It resembles Clematis sibirica but has much larger flowers. From June to autumn the plant is adorned with fluffy seed heads. It holds on to ..

Raised by M. Johnson, Sweden 1992.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 3 m small IV, V S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Mrs Cholmondeley'
Clematis 'Mrs Cholmondeley'

A vigorous cultivar with a long flowering period. Large, pale blue flowers with mauve veining, long pointed sepals and coffee-brown anthers. If stems are pruned back lightly in spring (pruning 2) it flowers almost incessantly from May to August. It may al..

Raised by C. Noble, United Kingdom 1873.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale blue 3 m big V, VI, VIII S, N, E, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 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, 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 '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, VIII S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Utopia'
Clematis 'Utopia'

A Japanese hybrid of Clematis florida and an unknown large-flowered cultivar. Its intriguing flowers are 15-16 cm across, pink, the upper side pale at the base of the tepals, the shade getting gradually deeper towards the edges, the lower side pink-violet..

Raised in Japan. Introduced in 2001.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale with rosy borders 2-2.5 m big VI, VII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 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, IX N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 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, 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 'Semu'
Clematis 'Semu'

An Estonia cultivar with fair blue-violet flowers, about 10 cm across. 4-6 slightly wavy-edged tepals with a pink stripe along the midrib. Crimson-violet anthers on pale yellow filaments. Flowers appear profusely on new wood in late June-July and then con..

Raised by U. & A. Kivistik, Estonia. Introduced in 1981.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue with dark pink stripe 2-3 m medium VI, VII, IX, X S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Polish Spirit'
Clematis 'Polish Spirit'

A hardy, strong-growing and floriferous Polish cultivar with attractive foliage. Purple flowers with deep red stamens, borne from June to October. Ideal for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports. It can clamber over ..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1990.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep violet 3-4 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Night Veil'
Clematis 'Night Veil'

A Japanese cultivar with crimson-violet flowers, about 8 cm across. 4-6 tepals have a fair, almost white at the base, central bar. Crimson-violet anthers on white-yellow filaments. It flowers from June to September. It grows best in a sunny spot. Climbs u..

Raised by Masako Iino, Japan.Introduced in 2005.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple-blue with lighter stripe 2-3 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9