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Clematis 'Cecile'
Clematis 'Cecile'

An early-flowering variety. Lovely, semi-double, dense blue flowers, borne from April to June, followed by silky seed heads. A very hardy plant with low requirements, tolerates semi-shade. Ideal for growing over fences, stones, old stumps, shrubs and coni..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue, 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 '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 'Kryspina'
Clematis 'Kryspina'

A Polish cultivar with pink-claret flowers of 12-15 cm across composed of 6 oval, loosely arranged tepals with a redder bar along the midrib. Yellow anthers on pale yellow-green filaments. It flowers profusely form June to August. It attains the height of..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink-claret 2.5-4 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 'Markham's Pink'
Clematis 'Markham's Pink'

One of the earliest and most profusely flowering varieties. Lovely, semi-double, pink-crimson flowers, produced from April to June. During summer and autumn they are followed by decorative silky, turning into fluffy and gray with age, seed heads. A very h..

Raised by E. Markham, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1935.
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 'Oberek'
Clematis 'Oberek'

The latest Polish cultivar bred by Szczepan Marczyński with pale pink open flowers of 5-6 cm across, composed of 4 rhomboid loosely arranged tepals with pink veining, light base and wavy edges. Yellow anthers on pale yellow-green filaments. It flowers pro..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink 2.5-4 m small 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 'White Swan'
Clematis 'White Swan'

An early-flowering variety. Beautiful, double, pure-white flowers with very long and twisted sepals, borne during April and May. During summer and autumn they are followed by decorative, bright, silky seed heads, becoming fluffy and gray with age. A very ..

Raised by Dr F. L. Skinner, Canada 1961.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, 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 montana var. rubens
Anemone Clematis var. rubens

A beautiful, very strong-growing and floriferous climber. During May and June a mass of scented, rosy mauve-pink flowers, abundantly scattered over the whole plant, can last as long as a few weeks. Unfortunately flower buds and sometimes stems tend to fre..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink 8 m small VV S, E, W 1 (none) 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 1 (none) 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9

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 'Bill MacKenzie'
Clematis 'Bill MacKenzie'

A graceful, very vigorous and floriferous climber with bright green leaves persisting well into November. During summer and autumn the plant is covered with a mass of campanulate, open, bright yellow with purple filaments, flowers, followed in autumn by s..

Selected by W. G. MacKenzie, United Kingdom. Named in 1968.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
yellow 6 m small VI, VII, VIII, IX, XVI, VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis armandii 'Apple Blossom'
Armand's Clematis (Evergreen Clematis) 'Apple Blossom'

A vigorous climber growing 3-5 m high with dark glossy evergreen leaves. From March to May pale pink fragrant flowers, 4-6 cm across, appear on the plant. It requires a warm, sunny, sheltered site and fertile well-drained soil. It sustains temperatures do..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale pink, fragrant 4-6 m small III, IVIII, IV N, W 1 (none) 7 - 9Zones 7 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, W 1 (none) 7 - 9Zones 7 - 9

Clematis 'Laura'
Clematis 'Laura'

A Polish cultivar with sky blue flowers, 15-18 cm across, with a paler central bar. 6 elliptic long-pointed tepals with slightly wavy edges overlap only at the base. Red-purple anthers on creamy filaments. Flowers appear from the end of May to the end of ..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
sky blue 2-3 m big V, VI, VII, IXV, VI, 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

Clematis 'Aureolin'
Golden Clematis 'Aureolin'

A delightful, easily grown climber with a moderate growth rate. Large, nodding, rich yellow, lantern-like flowers are borne on long, downy stalks during summer, the later ones intermingled with decorative silky seed heads. At the end of September the plan..

Raised by Proefstation vor de Boomwekerij, Boskoop, Netherlands 1979.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
dark yellow 2-3 m small VI, VII, VIII, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Królowa Jadwiga'PBR
Clematis 'Królowa Jadwiga'PBR

Polish cultivar bred by Szczepan Marczyński with silky white round flat flowers, 15-16 cm across, composed of 8 oval tepals with slightly wavy edges and a prominent mid-rib. In spring, especially during cool weather, a greenish bar appears along the midri..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in the market in 2009.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 2.5 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 '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, VIIIVI, VII, VIII S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 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 'Duchess of Albany'
Clematis 'Duchess of Albany'

A moderately fast growing, semi-herbaceous climber. Attractive, nodding, bright pink flowers, shading to lilac-pink at margins, are similar in shape to lily-flowered tulips. During autumn and winter the plant is adorned with silky seed heads. Suitable for..

Raised by A. G. Jackman, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1894.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink, tulip-shaped 2-3 m small VII, VIII, IX, XVII, VIII, 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 'Elf'
Clematis 'Elf'

An intriguing variety, covered in summer with a mass of small (4-5 cm across), bell-shaped flowers composed of four recurving tepals, white inside, and pink-mauve on the outside. White-pink anthers and black pistils. Flowers appear from June to November, ..

Bred by Barry Fretwell, Great Britain
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white-pink-mauve 1.5-2 m small VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XIVI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Gravetye Beauty'
Clematis 'Gravetye Beauty'

Unusual flowers, shaped like lily-flowered tulips. Rich crimson tepals are later spreading. The beautiful flowers open much wider than other texensis types. During autumn and winter the plant is adorned with decorative seed heads. It clings to a support b..

Raised by F. Morel, France.Introduced in 1914.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
crimson, tulip-shaped 2-3 m medium VII, VIIIVII, VIII S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9

Clematis ×triternata 'Rubromarginata'
Clematis triternata 'Rubromarginata'

Fragrant, small, pale violet-pink flowers, margined with reddish violet, are borne in masses during July-August. A strong-growing cultivar excellent for growing over fences, pergolas, arbors and walls. Thrives best and flowers profusely in a sunny, warm a..

Raised by T. Cripps, United Kingdom 1862.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-pink, fragrant 3-5 m small VII, VIIIVII, VIII S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Izydor'
Clematis 'Izydor'

Polish variety bred by Stefan Franczak with large (16-18 cm across) white flowers. 6-8 oval, loosely arranged tepals with green-yellow bar along the midrib in the early flowering stage, and wavy edges. Creamy yellow anthers on white filaments. Flowers fro..

Bred by S. Franczak, it flowered for the first time and was named in 1997.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 2.5-3 m big V, VI, IXV, VI, 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