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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, 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 'Mazury' CRATER LAKE
Clematis 'Mazury' CRATER LAKE

Large (15-17 cm in diameter), double flowers on new growth – blue with lighter spots. The outer circle of the tepals is mottled with green. Flowers have a nice, regular structure on opening and seem to be made of crêpe paper. When fully open they reveal c..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2006.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
blue mottled with white, double 2-3 m big 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 '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 '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 '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 'Piilu'
Clematis 'Piilu'

A profusely flowering Estonian cultivar of compact growth. Shaded rose-lilac flowers with nicely contrasting yellow stamens. Sepals with a dark pink bar at the centre. In June, on previous year’s wood flowers are semi-double, in summer single on new growt..

Raised by U. & A. Kivistik, Estonia. Named in 1988.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
rose-lilac 1.5 m medium VI, VII, IX S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 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, VIII S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 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 'Polonez'
Clematis 'Polonez'

Wine-red textured flowers a lighter bar and yellow anthers. A healthy, free flowering vine that will tolerate moderate soil but needs a sunny site to perform best. It climbs using leaf petioles. Particularly useful for growing over small trees or shrubs, ..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2004.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
wine-red 2.5 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 'Prince Charles'
Clematis 'Prince Charles'

A compact variety, very free-flowering and easy to grow. Semi-nodding, medium size, pale blue flowers and small leaves. An excellent clematis for growing into small trees or over shrubs, fences, arbors and various garden supports. May be used as ground co..

Selected by A. Keay, New Zeland. Introduced in 1976.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light blue 2 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 '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, VIII S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 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, IX S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Roko-Kolla'
Clematis 'Roko-Kolla'

An Estonian cultivar with a compact growth habit. Creamy-white flowers, having a greenish-yellow stripe down each tepal and creamy-yellow stamens, are borne very freely from the beginning of July to early October. It climbs by means of twining leaf petiol..

Raised by U. & A. Kivistik, Estonia. Introduced in 1983.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white with a yellow bar 1.5-2 m medium VII, VIII, 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 '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, IX S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Rooguchi'
Clematis 'Rooguchi'

A charming perennial variety originating from Japan. Graceful, bell-shaped, deep violet-blue flowers edged in pale mauve are borne incessantly from June to September. Stems don't twine round supports, but they can lean against them. They can be either sti..

Raised by Kazushige Ozawa, Japan 1988.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue, bell-shaped 1.5-2 m small 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 '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, VIII S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 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, X S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Solidarność'
Clematis 'Solidarność'

A new Polish Cultivar raised in 2004. Large (16 cm in diameter), vivid red velvety flowers with a lighter bar along the center of the tepals can sometimes have irregular white spots. Deep red anthers on yellow-white filaments. The bloom is abundant and lo..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2004.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
red 1.5 m big V, 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 '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, 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 '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