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Clematis 'Janny'
Clematis 'Janny'

A cultivar with intriguing semi-double slightly nodding bell-shaped pink flowers, 7 cm across. 4 deep pink tepals with numerous staminodes. It flowers in late April and May, as the last cultivar of the group. In summer it sometimes repeats the flowering...

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink, semi-double 2-3 m small IV, VIV, V S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Columella'
Clematis 'Columella'

Intriguing, recurving, bell-shaped, fragrant flowers, 7-10 cm across. Four lanceolate, slightly twisted tepals, creamy pink inside and pink-purple on the outside with a creamy edge. It blooms in late April and May, as one of the last of the group and it s..

Bred by Magnus Johnson in 1979.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
red-pink 2-3 m medium IV, VIV, V S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Stolwijk Gold'
Clematis 'Stolwijk Gold'

First Clematis variety with golden-yellow leaves. Handsome contrasting violet-blue, bell-shaped, wide-opening flowers, 5-6 cm across, are composed of 4-8 lanceolate tepals. It blooms in late April and May and repeats flowering in summer but the crop is sc..

Selected by Hans Stolwijk in Holland, as sport between Clematis alpina plants. On sale from 2006.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue 2-3 m small IV, VIV, V S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Praecox'
Clematis 'Praecox'

An excellent ground-covering semi-herbaceous climber with large, dark green leaves densely spreading over the ground. Small pinkish-mauve flowers in large panicles. It grows rampantly (3-4 m of annual growth), filling the space between trees and shrubs. W..

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

Clematis 'Jiska'
Clematis 'Jiska'

Single or semi-double flowers, 8-10 cm across, most often composed of 4 blue Violet tepals and green white staminodes. Flowers appear in late April – May and later turn into fluffy seed heads that decorate the plant until autumn. It grows 2-3 m high and a..

Bred by Pieter Zwjinenburg, Holland before 2004
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue 2-3 m medium IV, VIV, V S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 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 'Lagoon'
Clematis 'Lagoon'

One of the earliest and most profusely flowering varieties. Charming, deep blue flowers with conspicuous paler staminodes, giving the effect of doubling, produced during April and May. During summer and autumn these are followed by decorative silky seed h..

Raised by G. R. Jackman, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1959.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep blue, semi-double 3 m small IV, VIV, V S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9

Clematis mandschurica
Clematis mandschurica

A non-clinging herbaceous perennial, forming masses of small, star-shaped and lightly scented white flowers from July to September. The scent is more distinguished in a sunny position. It grows up to 1,5 m.

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, fragrant 1.5-2 m small VII, VIII, IXVII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Pink Flamingo'
Clematis 'Pink Flamingo'

One of the earliest and most profusely flowering varieties. Charming, mauve pink flowers with a deep pink blotch at the base of each sepal and paler margins, borne during April-June, are followed during summer and autumn by decorative, silky seed heads. A..

Raised by Miss E. Jones, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1993.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink, dark at the base, semi-double 2 m small IV, V, VII, VIIIIV, V, VII, VIII S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Frankie'
Clematis 'Frankie'

One of the earliest and most profusely flowering varieties – during April-June, with occasional flowers in summer. Charming, large, rich blue flowers with outer staminodes tinged blue and inner staminodes white are followed during summer and autumn by dec..

Raised by F. Meechar, United Kingdom.Introduced in 1991.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
blue 2 m small IV, V, VII, VIIIIV, V, VII, VIII S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Romantika'
Clematis 'Romantika'

An Estonian cultivar with very deep violet, almost black flowers and contrasting pale yellow stamens. It looks particularly attractive against a light background, meandering through yellow leafed deciduous or coniferous shrubs. Vulnerable to powdery milde..

Raised by U. & A. Kivistik, Estonia. Named in 1987.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
very deep violet 2-2.5 m medium VII, VIII, IXVII, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 3 (hard) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Albina Plena'
Clematis 'Albina Plena'

A very valuable Swedish cultivar, raised as a hybrid of Clematis faurieri and Clematis sibirica. Charming double flowers of the shape of an open bell, 6-8 cm across, slightly nodding. White sepals with pale yellow stamens. Main and the most profuse flower..

Raised by M. Johnson, Sweden 1982.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, double 3-4 m small IV, VIV, V S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Ballet Skirt'
Clematis 'Ballet Skirt'

An aptly named cultivar with delicate pale pink semi-double flowers and light yellow stamens bearing a close resemblance to a ballet dancer' skirt. Blooms profusely on old wood in early spring, but some flowers continue to appear throughout the summer. In..

Raised by S. Zubrowski, Canada 1981.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale pink, semi-double 1.5-2 m small IV, V, VIIIIV, V, VIII S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Maidwell Hall'
Clematis 'Maidwell Hall'

A very hardy and undemanding selected seedling of Clematis macropetala. Charming semi-double pale blue flowers are borne profusely in the early spring on old wood. Some flowers continue to appear throughout the summer. Decorative seedheads adorn the plant..

Raised by G. R. Jackman, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1956.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale blue, semi-double 2-3 m medium IV, V, VIIIIV, V, VIII S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 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, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 3 (hard) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 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, VIV, V S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9