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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, V S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Błękitny Anioł' BLUE ANGEL
Clematis 'Błękitny Anioł' BLUE ANGEL

A healthy Polish cultivar, moderately fast growing and free-flowering. Pale blue flowers with wavy edges and yellow-green stamens, borne from June to August. Ideal for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and poles. It can be grown into..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1988.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale blue 3-4 m medium 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 'Comtesse de Bouchaud'
Clematis 'Comtesse de Bouchaud'

A healthy, moderately fast growing and free-flowering cultivar. Beautiful, medium-size, soft rose-pink flowers with cream anthers, borne from June to September. Ideal for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and poles. It can be grown i..

Raised by F. Morel, France. Introduced in 1900.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
rose-pink 3-4 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 'Marcelina'
Clematis 'Marcelina'

A Polish cultivar with pale violet shaded flowers with a broad central violet bar, borne in profusion from June to August. The sepals have slightly frilled edges. The stamens consist of creamy filaments bearing violet anthers. A vigorous clematis that can..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet 3-4 m medium 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 'Emilia Plater'
Clematis 'Emilia Plater'

A healthy, free-flowering Polish cultivar from the Viticella Group. Pale blue flowers with violet shading and cream stamens. It requires plenty of sun but will grow well in a mediocre soil. Best planted close to small trees or shrubs, arbors or other supp..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1986.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale blue with violet shading 3-4 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 'Ernest Markham'
Clematis 'Ernest Markham'

A moderately growing, floriferous cultivar. Glowing red-violet flowers with a velvety sheen and cream-brown stamens. Excellent for walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and poles. It can also be grown into natural supports such as small trees or over large b..

Raised by E. Markham, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1938.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
red-violet with a velvety sheen 3-4 m big 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 '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, 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 'Jan Paweł II' JOHN PAUL II
Clematis 'Jan Paweł II' JOHN PAUL II

A hardy, long-flowering Polish cultivar with a moderate growth rate. Large, cream flowers with a pale pink bar, particularly distinctive during autumn bloom. Suitable for fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports. It can clamber over ..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1979.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
cream with a pale pink bar in autumn 3-4 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 'Lady Betty Balfour'
Clematis 'Lady Betty Balfour'

A strong-growing variety with deep violet-blue flowers. Late summer blooming - from July to September. Performs best in full sun. Excellent for growing over arbors or tall supports.

Raised by A. G. Jackman, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1912.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep violet-blue 3-4 m big 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 'Mme Julia Correvon'
Clematis 'Mme Julia Correvon'

A healthy, free-flowering cultivar from Viticella group. Rose-red flowers with yellow stamens are profusely borne from June to September. It has low soil requirements. An ideal climber for clothing unsightly walls and buildings; excellent for growing over..

Raised by F. Morel, France 1900.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
red 3-4 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 '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, X S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 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 '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, IX N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Grunwald' PBR
Clematis 'Grunwald'

The latest cultivar from Szczepan Marczyński's collection, with dark purple-violet, velvety flowers 10-12 cm in diameter, consisting of 6 (sometimes 4-5) rhomboid, pointy sepals, dark violet underneath with a pink bar along the middle. Stamens have purple..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, 2004 Poland. Introduced in 2014.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple-violet 3-3.5 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 'Viola'
Clematis 'Viola'

A very free-flowering variety raised in Estonia. Deep bluish-violet velvet flowers with greenish-yellow stamens are profusely borne from the end of June to August. A stunning cultivar, especially effective when grown against a light background.

Raised by U. & A. Kivistik, Estonia.Named in 1987.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep bluish-violet 3 m medium 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 '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, VIII S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love' PBR
Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love' PBR

A Polish variety developed by Szczepan Marczyński, offered for sale in 2011. Its small purple flowers (3-4.5 cm in diameter) have intense pleasant scent. It produces abundant blossom in July-August and continues to bloom until early October. It has small,..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2011.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple, fragrant 3 m small VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Krakowiak' PBR PINK MINK
Clematis 'Krakowiak'PBR PINK MINK

A Polish variety developed by Szczepan Marczyński, offered for sale in 2011. It has glaring pink flowers, with a red and pink stripe across the sepals. It blooms abundantly from June to September. It grows fast, up to 3 m high. It can be grown on any stan..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2011.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
bright pink 3 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 'Kiri Te Kanawa'
Clematis 'Kiri Te Kanawa'

A magnificent variety with large, fully double, dark blue flowers on both old and new growth. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, trellises and poles. It can clamber over natural supports e.g. deciduous or coniferous shrubs. Suitable for cut flowers..

Raised by B. Fretwell, United Kingdom 1986.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
dark blue, always double 3 m big V, VI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 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, V S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9