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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, XVI, VII, IX, X S, N, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 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, XVI, VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 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, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Słowianka'
Clematis 'Słowianka'

A attractive, new, Polish cultivar. Almost round, about 10 cm across, flat flowers consist of 6 deep red, rounded at the tip tepals with a light red central bar. Contrasting yellow anthers on creamy filaments. The blooming is profuse on new wood from mid-..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 2007.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
dark purple 2.5-3 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IX, XVI, VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Rhapsody'
Clematis 'Rhapsody'

A charming cultivar of compact growth. It attracts attention with its conspicuous sapphire-blue flowers with yellow stamens. Long and profuse flowering from June to September. Particularly useful for cultivation in containers on terraces and balconies or ..

Raised by F. Watkinson, United Kingdom 1988.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
sapphire-blue, slightly fragrant 1-2 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal'
Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal'

An excellent variety with a moderate growth rate. Large, crimson velvet flowers with beige anthers are borne in great profusion over a long period of time: in May-June, and again in July August. Suitable for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, t..

Raised by A. Girault, France. Introduced in 1968.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
velvety crimson 2-3 m big VI, VII, VIIIVI, VII, VIII S, N, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Syrena'
Clematis 'Syrena'

A charming Polish variety. Velvet purple-red flowers with red and gold stamens, borne from July to October. Succeeds best in a sunny aspect. It looks especially effective against a light background. Particularly useful for growing over natural supports, ..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1980.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple-red 3-4 m big VII, VIII, IX, XVII, VIII, IX, X S, N, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Ville de Lyon'
Clematis 'Ville de Lyon'

A hardy, floriferous cultivar. Large, rounded, bright carmine-red flowers, deeper red at margins, with contrasting golden stamens. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports. It can clamber over natural suppo..

Raised by F. Morel, France. Introduced in 1899.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
carmine-red 3-4 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX N, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Paul Farges' SUMMER SNOW
Clematis 'Paul Farges' SUMMER SNOW

A charming, very vigorous, almost rampant cultivar with green foliage persisting well into early November. In summer and autumn small (4-5 cm), star-shaped, slightly scented creamy white flowers are abundantly scattered over the whole plant. Well-liked by..

Raised by M. A. Beskaravainaya & A. N. Volosenko-Valenis, Ukraine (former USSR) 1962.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
creamy white 7 m small VII, VIII, IXVII, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 2-3 (medium) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2-3 (medium) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9

Clematis terniflora
Sweetautumn Clematis

A vigorous Japanese cultivar, often forming a dense tangle of growth. Very popular in the USA. A late flowering variety bearing during September-November a profusion of small star-shaped, white, sweetly scented flowers. Requires a sunny, warm position wit..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, fragrant 5-7 m small IX, X, XIIX, X, XI S, W 2-3 (medium) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, W 2-3 (medium) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9

Clematis terniflora 'Early Snow'
Sweetautumn Clematis 'Early Snow'

An attractive feature in autumn garden – rampant vine covered during the season with hundreds or even thousands of white, star-like flowers, 2-3.5 cm in diameter, gathered in panicles.  Flowers consist of 4-5 sepals and white stamens (both anthers and fil..

Selected by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland, 2002. On the market since 2014. Originates from seeds collected in a natural site in Japan.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 3-4 m small IX, X, XIIX, X, XI S, E, W 2-3 (medium) 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2-3 (medium) 6 - 9Zones 6 - 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, VIIIV, VI, VIII S, N, E, W 2-3 (medium) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2-3 (medium) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Bill MacKenzie'
Clematis 'Bill MacKenzie'

A graceful, very vigorous and floriferous climber with bright green leaves persisting well into November. During summer and autumn the plant is covered with a mass of campanulate, open, bright yellow with purple filaments, flowers, followed in autumn by s..

Selected by W. G. MacKenzie, United Kingdom. Named in 1968.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
yellow 6 m small VI, VII, VIII, IX, XVI, VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Aureolin'
Golden Clematis 'Aureolin'

A delightful, easily grown climber with a moderate growth rate. Large, nodding, rich yellow, lantern-like flowers are borne on long, downy stalks during summer, the later ones intermingled with decorative silky seed heads. At the end of September the plan..

Raised by Proefstation vor de Boomwekerij, Boskoop, Netherlands 1979.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
dark yellow 2-3 m small VI, VII, VIII, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Helios'
Clematis 'Helios'

A beautiful, strong-growing cultivar, very free-flowering over an incredibly long period. Nodding at first, and then opening completely flat, bright yellow flowers have decorative, outer reflexed tepals. Blooms in June-August, flowers later on followed by..

Raised by Proefstation vor de Boomwekerij, Boskoop, Netherlands 1988.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
bright yellow 3 m small VI, VII, VIIIVI, VII, VIII S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Lambton Park'
Clematis 'Lambton Park'

The best form of tangutica. A healthy variety, free-flowering and easy to grow. Huge long bright yellow flowers followed by silky seed heads. Requires a sunny position but tolerates mediocre, drying soils. An excellent covering plant for growing over fenc..

Selected by T. Bennett, United Kingdom 1985.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep yellow 4-5 m small VI, VII, VIII, IX, XVI, VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9