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Clematis 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'
Clematis 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

A charming, moderately fast growing cultivar. In summer the plant covers with a mass of double, deep purple-red flowers. Thrives best in full sun. Ideal for growing over fences, pergolas, arbors, walls and small trees. Particularly useful for covering tal..

Raised by Francisque Morel, France 1899.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
double deep purple-red 3-4 m small 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 'Bluish Violet'
Clematis 'Bluish Violet'

A slender-stemmed, scrambling herbaceous perennial. Stems don’t twine round supports, but they can lean against them. Bell-shaped, violet-blue nodding flowers, borne from June to September, followed by silky seed heads. Best planted on perennial borders o..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet 1 m small 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 'Olgae'
Clematis 'Olgae'

A slender-stemmed, scrambling herbaceous perennial. Stems don't twine around the supports, but they can lean against them. Bell-shaped, mid-violet-blue light scented flowers with twisted tepals, borne from June to September, followed by silky seed heads. ..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
navy-violet, fragrant 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 '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 'Rosea'
Clematis 'Rosea'

A slender-stemmed, scrambling herbaceous perennial. Stems don’t twine round supports, but they can lean against them. Bell-shaped, deep pink flowers, borne from June to September, followed by silky seed heads. Best planted on perennial borders or among sh..

Raised by M. Johnson, Sweden 1952.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep pink small 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 'Arabella' (1994)
Clematis 'Arabella' (1994)

From June to October mid-blue flowers with conspicuous cream anthers are abundantly scattered over the whole plant. Very free flowering over a long period. A charming climber with raised, non-clinging stems (as in climbing rose). When no support is provid..

Raised by B. Fretwell, United Kingdom 1990.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue 1.5-2 m small 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 '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, VIII 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 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, VI S, E, W 1 (none) Zones 6B - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 1 (none) Zones 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, VI S, E, W 1 (none) Zones 6B - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 1 (none) Zones 6B - 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, IX S, N, E, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 3 - 9

Clematis terniflora
Sweetautumn Clematis

A vigorous Japanese cultivar, often forming a dense tangle of growth. Very popular in the USA. A late flowering variety bearing during September-November a profusion of small star-shaped, white, sweetly scented flowers. Requires a sunny, warm position wit..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, fragrant 5-7 m small IX, X, XI S, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Hakuree'
Clematis 'Hakuree'

A slender-stemmed, scrambling perennial originating from Japan. Stems don’t twine round supports, but they can lean against them. Bell-shaped, white, lightly scented flowers, tinted with mauve at the center, borne from June to September, followed, in July..

Raised by Kazushige Ozawa, Japan.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
bluish white small 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 'Hanajima'
Clematis 'Hanajima'

A slender-stemmed, scrambling perennial originating from Japan. Stems don’t twine round supports, but they can lean against them. Bell-shaped, purple-pink nodding flowers with recurving tepals, borne from June to September, followed by silky seed heads. B..

Raised by Kazushige Ozawa, Japan 1986.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple-pink 0.3 m small 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 '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

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 V S, E, W 1 (none) Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 1 (none) Zones 6 - 9

Clematis 'Lambton Park'
Clematis 'Lambton Park'

The best form of tangutica. A healthy variety, free-flowering and easy to grow. Huge long bright yellow flowers followed by silky seed heads. Requires a sunny position but tolerates mediocre, drying soils. An excellent covering plant for growing over fenc..

Selected by T. Bennett, United Kingdom 1985.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep yellow 4-5 m small VI, VII, VIII, IX, X 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 'Little Artist'
Clematis 'Little Artist'

A charming, dwarf variety with bell-shaped, purple flowers consisting of 4 elongated, slightly twisted sepals. A perennial with supple, scrambling stems. Flowers are borne most intensely in June and July, but it continues blooming - although less generous..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet 0.2-0.3 m small 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 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, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 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, VIII S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9