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Clematis 'Maria Kaczyńska'
Clematis 'Maria Kaczyńska'

Polish cultivar of charming white flowers with wavy sepals. Particularly useful in small gardens and in containers, in balconies and terraces. Looks pretty against dark background.   WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers 10-12 cm across, pure white, single; someti..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in the market in 2017.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 1 m big V, VIV, VI S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Lech Kaczyński'
Clematis 'Lech Kaczyński'

Polish cultivar of purple-violet, velvety flowers. Suitable especially for small gardens and for container cultivation in balconies and terraces. It looks particularly attractive against light-coloured background. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers 12-16 cm acr..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2017.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
1.7-2 m big VI, VII, VIIIVI, 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 'My Darling'PBR
Clematis 'My Darling'PBR

An intriguing, new Polish cultivar of double and semi-double purple-red flowers. Repeats blooming at the end of summer. Perfect for container cultivation.  WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers large, 18–23 cm across, purple-red with a pink bar and light pink spla..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. In the market since 2017.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple-red 1.5-2 m big VI, VII, IXVI, VII, IX S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Betty Corning'
Clematis 'Betty Corning'

A charming, moderately fast growing cultivar. During June-September it covers with a mass of pale, lilac-rose, nodding flowers. Spreading tepals, edged in darker blue-purple. A healthy climber, it has low soil requirements. Free-flowering and sweetly scen..

Selected by Betty Corning, United States
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
lilac-rose, nodding, slightly fragrant 3-4 m medium 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 'Hoshi-no-flamenco'
Clematis 'Hoshi-no-flamenco'

An attractive Japanese cultivar with large, bright red flowers. Recommended for cultivation in all types of house gardens.  WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers large,  across 15–17 cm, bright purple-red, velvety. Sepals wide, elliptic, with tips slightly curled;..

Japan. Raised by Minoru Hoshino, Japan.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
red-purple 1.7-2 m big V, VIV, VI S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Stolwijk Gold'
Clematis 'Stolwijk Gold'

First Clematis variety with golden-yellow leaves. Handsome contrasting violet-blue, bell-shaped, wide-opening flowers, 5-6 cm across, are composed of 4-8 lanceolate tepals. It blooms in late April and May and repeats flowering in summer but the crop is sc..

Selected by Hans Stolwijk in Holland, as sport between Clematis alpina plants. On sale from 2006.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue 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 '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, IXVII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, 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 '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, 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 'Blue Explosion' PBR
Clematis 'Blue Explosion' PBR

A Polish variety developed by Szczepan Marczyński, offered for sale in 2011. It produces abundant blossom of blue flowers with pink pigmentation on the top of the sepals, 12-14 cm in diameter, semi-full on the previous year shoots in May-June and single o..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2011.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
blue flowers with pink pigmentation on the top of the sepals 2-3 m big V, VI, VIIV, VI, VII S, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 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, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 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, IXVII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 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, 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 '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, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Alionushka'
Clematis 'Alionushka'

Bell-shaped, nodding, rose-pink flowers with pale yellow anthers. A beautiful herbaceous clematis with raised, non-clinging stems (as in climbing rose). When no support is provided, it scrambles over the ground. Looks lovely when intermingled with other p..

Raised by A. N. Volosenko-Valenis, Ukraine. Named in 1969.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink, bell-shaped 1-2 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 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, XVI, VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Frau Susanne'
Clematis 'Frau Susanne'

A Japanese variety with star-shaped flowers, 13-17 cm across, composed of 6-8 slightly wavy cream white tepals gradually turning purple-pink towards the tip. Purple-pink veining. Yellow anthers on light green filaments. Blooms in May – June and again in ..

Bred by Masako Takeuchi, Japan 1985
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
cream-purple-pink 2 m big V, VI, VIIIV, VI, VIII N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 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, VIIIVII, VIII S, N, E, W 3 (hard) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Ivan Olsson'
Clematis 'Ivan Olsson'

A Swedish cultivar with white flowers, shaded blue at the edges, 8-14 cm across. 6-8 slightly wavy tepals and purple anthers on white filaments. It flowers from mid-May to early July and again in August - September if you remove faded flowers. It doesn’t ..

Bred by Magnus Johnson, Sweden 1955.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white with a touch of blue 2 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 '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, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9