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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 '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 '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 '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 '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 '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

Clematis 'The President'
Clematis 'The President'

A hardy compact and free-flowering cultivar. Large, purple-blue flowers with silvery reverse and red anthers are profusely borne in May-June and again in July-September. Suitable for growing over fences, walls, trellises and poles. It can clamber over nat..

Raised by C. Noble, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1876.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple-blue 2-2.5 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 'Azure Ball'PBR
Clematis 'Azure Ball'PBR

An attractive Polish cultivar of large, double and semi-double flowers with light blue-violet sepals. Flowers abundantly from May till July. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE:Flowers large, 15–17 cm across, double and semi-double, produced both on old and new shoots. T..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland 1999. Named in 2013, on the market from summer 2016.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light violet-blue 2 m medium V, VI, VIIV, VI, VII S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Serafina'
Clematis 'Serafina'

A Polish cultivar with large, 20-22 cm across, pale violet-pink flowers consisting of 6-8 narrow elliptic tepals, long-tipped, with a pale, almost white central bar. Purple anthers on creamy filaments. It flowers very freely in the second half of May and ..

Bred by Stefan Franczak, Poland
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale violet-pink with a lighter bar 2.5-3 m very 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 'Vistula'PBR
Clematis 'Vistula'

Polish cultivar with pale violet-blue flowers of about 15-20 cm across, composed of 6 oval tepals, long-tipped, wavy-edged. The stamens have yellow anthers on creamy filaments. It starts flowering in June but the bloom is the most profuse in August when o..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2009.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale violet-blue 2.5-3 m very big 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 'Beautiful Bride' PBR
Clematis 'Beautiful Bride' PBR

It has very large white flowers (up to 28 cm in diameter!), which cover the plant from the very bottom. The sepals are pointed and slightly wavy at the edges. It blooms abundantly from May to July. The blooming is repeated in the summer, yet it is not as ..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2011.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 2-3 m very big V, VI, VII, VIIIV, VI, VII, VIII E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Lech Wałęsa'
Clematis 'Lech Wałęsa'

A new Polish cultivar raised in 2004. Awarded the gold medal at the Plantarium 2005 Arboricultural Trade Fair. Large (20 cm in diameter) pale blue-purple flowers are darker at the margins, while the interior of the tepal is almost white and a central tuft..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2005.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
blue-violet with a lighter bar 2-3 m very big VI, VII, VIII, IX, XVI, VII, VIII, 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 '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