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Clematis 'Princess Red'
Clematis 'Princess Red'

Fetching, Japanese cultivar of bell-shaped, nodding, pleasantly fruity-scented flowers, 3-3.5 cm in diameter. Flowers consist of 4 carmine sepals with light pink margins and pointy, strongly curled tips. On the outside, sepals have 5 delicate ribs. Stamen..

Raised by Mikiyoshi Chikuma, Japan, before 2008.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
carmine 2.5-3 m small VII, VIII, IX, XVII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Fay'
Clematis 'Fay'

Exceptionally free flowering, fetching cultivar of bell-shaped, nodding flowers 2-3 cm in diameter consisting of 4 light pink sepals with lighter margins and strongly curling tips. On the outside sepals are slightly ribbed and on the inside are creamy-pin..

Raised in 2003 by Willem Straver, Germany. On the market since 2007.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light pink 2 m small VI, VII, VIII, IX, XVI, VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Sophie'
Clematis 'Sophie'

Charming, elegant Japanese cultivar of bell-shaped, nodding flowers, 1.5-2 cm in diameter consisting of 4 violet sepals with lighter margins and pointy, strongly curled tips on long, purple pedicles.  On the outside of the sepals there are 3 delicate ribs..

Raised in 1992 by Mikiyoshi Chikuma, Japan. Named in 2001.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet, bell-shaped 0.5-1 m small V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, XV, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9

Clematis recta
Clematis recta

A species growing in the wild in Roztocze in Poland and statutorily protected in this region. A valuable perennial bearing small star-shaped fragrant white flowers in large (up to 50 cm) panicles. Some of the varieties have very attractive leaves of purpl..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, fragrant 1-1.2 m small VI, VII, VIIIVI, VII, VIII S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Sir Trevor Lawrence'
Clematis 'Sir Trevor Lawrence'

A perennial climber with beautiful campanulate flowers, the outside of the sepals being scarlet with the inner side a deep pink. In full bloom yellow stamens become visible. Flowers profusely from June to August. As the plant tends to die down completely,..

Raised by A. G. Jackman, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1895.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
scarlet 2-3 m medium VI, VII, VIIIVI, VII, VIII S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 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, XVI, VII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 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 montana var. rubens
Anemone Clematis var. rubens

A beautiful, very strong-growing and floriferous climber. During May and June a mass of scented, rosy mauve-pink flowers, abundantly scattered over the whole plant, can last as long as a few weeks. Unfortunately flower buds and sometimes stems tend to fre..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink 8 m small VV S, E, W 1 (none) 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 1 (none) 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9

Clematis montana 'Freda'
Anemone Clematis 'Freda'

A rampant growing florifeorus climber. Small bright cherry-pink flowers, the tepals with darker edges. Requires a sheltered, warm position. It can freeze during harsh winters and therefore will not flower the following spring. Suitable for growing into t..

Raised by F. Deacon, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1985.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
cherry-pink 3-5 m small VV S, E, W 1 (none) 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 1 (none) 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9

Clematis 'Taiga'PBR
Clematis 'Taiga'PBR

An intriguing new cultivar of double, extravagant flowers. Blooms abundantly in summer. A valuable adornment of any type of a garden or a terrace. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers highly decorative, violet-blue with green-yellow petal tips, always double, of ..

Raised by Shigeaki Ochiai in Japan. In the market since 2016.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
2-2.5 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 6 - 9Zones 6 - 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 'Ryuan'
Clematis 'Ryuan'

An interesting Japanese cultivar of purple-dark blue velvety flowers 10 cm in diameter, consisting of 4 narrow, eliptic sepals and dark violet anthers on light violet filaments. Flowers borne from mid-June till September. Leaves single or trifoliate, ofte..

Raised by Mikiyoshi Chikuma, Japan, before 2008 as a result of crossing Clematis florida with Clematis integrifolia
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple-dark blue 1.5-1.7 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9

Clematis montana 'Elizabeth'
Anemone Clematis 'Elizabeth'

A vigorous, profusely flowering climber. A wall of hundreds of light pink, slightly vanilla scented flowers, 6 cm across, with 4 tepals and yellow anthers on creamy filaments can stay on the plant even for a few weeks in May and June. Flower buds and some..

Bred by George R. Jackman, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1953.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light pink 4-8 m small V, VIV, VI S, E, W 1 (none) 6B - 9Zones 6B - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 1 (none) 6B - 9Zones 6B - 9

Clematis montana 'Mayleen'
Anemone Clematis 'Mayleen'

A vigorous, profusely flowering climber. A thick wall of hundreds of light pink, slightly vanilla scented flowers, 5-7 cm across, can stay on the plant even for a few weeks in May and June. 4 wide tepals, lighter and wavy at the edges and yellow anthers o..

Introduced by Jim Fisk, United Kingdom in 1984
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light pink 4-8 m small V, VIV, VI S, E, W 1 (none) 6B - 9Zones 6B - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 1 (none) 6B - 9Zones 6B - 9

Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom'
Armand's Clematis (Evergreen Clematis) 'Apple Blossom'

A vigorous climber growing 3-5 m high with dark glossy evergreen leaves. From March to May pale pink fragrant flowers, 4-6 cm across, appear on the plant. It requires a warm, sunny, sheltered site and fertile well-drained soil. It sustains temperatures do..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale pink, fragrant 4-6 m small III, IVIII, IV N, W 1 (none) 7 - 9Zones 7 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, W 1 (none) 7 - 9Zones 7 - 9

Clematis armandii 'Snowdrift'
Armand's Clematis (Evergreen Clematis) 'Snowdrift'

A vigorous climber with evergreen dark glossy leaves. White fragrant flowers, 5-6 cm across, appear from March to May. Plant in a sheltered site. It’s cold-resistant, and will tolerate temperature down to -12oC. It’s particularly recommended for winter ga..

Raised by L. Burbank, United Kingdom 1896.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, fragrant 3-5 m small III, IV, VIII, IV, V N, W 1 (none) 7B - 9Zones 7B - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, W 1 (none) 7B - 9Zones 7B - 9