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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 '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 '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 'Blue Pillar'
Clematis 'Blue Pillar'

Compact cultivar, with flowers 10-12 cm in diameter consisting of six elliptic, bright blue sepals with a lighter bar along the middle and slightly wavy edges; anthers are purple on white filaments and pistils are yellow. Flowers cover the plant tightly f..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland 2013.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale blue 2 m medium VI, VIIVI, VII N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Blue Sensation'
Clematis 'Blue Sensation'

A perennial cultivar of violet-blue flowers opening from June to October. Recommended for  perennial borders or for planting among lower shrubs. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers small, 6-8 cm across, violet-blue, consisting of 4 (sometimes 6) oblong sepals wi..

Raised by Gerard S. Kuijf, Netherlands.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue 1-1.5 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 'Carmencita'
Clematis 'Carmencita'

A healthy free-flowering cultivar with lovely carmine-red textured flowers. Broad rhomboidal tepals are edged in deeper red and are paler pink-red at the base. Reddish purple anthers on greenish filaments. It grows up to 3 m. It needs a lot of light but i..

Raised by M. Johnson, Sweden 1952.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
carmine red 2.5-3 m medium 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 '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 'Change of Heart'PBR
Clematis 'Change of Heart'PBR

A Polish, abundantly and long-flowering cultivar of intriguing flowers that change colour while opening. Recommended for all types of gardens. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Medium-sized flowers, 10–13 cm across, with 6 sepals of crimson red at the beginning, in fu..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland 2004. Named in 2014, on the market from summer 2016.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink 1.7-2 m big V, VI, VIIV, VI, VII S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Cloudburst' PBR
Clematis 'Cloudburst' PBR

The latest cultivar from Szczepan Marczyński's collection of intriguing light pink-violet flowers turning white towards the centre, with pinkish veins. Flowers 10-12 cm in diameter consist of 4-6 rhomboid, pointy sepals with slightly wavy edges, light pin..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, 2004 Poland. Introduced in 2014.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale violet 2-3 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 '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 'Constance'
Clematis 'Constance'

One of the earliest and most profusely flowering varieties. Charming, semi-double, crimson-pink flowers borne on long, slender stalks during April-June, and occasionally in summer. They are followed, during summer and autumn, by decorative silky seed head..

Raised by Mrs K. Goodman, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1992.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple 2 m small IV, V, VII, VIIIIV, V, VII, VIII 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 'Copernicus'PBR
Clematis 'Copernicus'PBR

An attractive Polish cultivar of bright blue, semi-double flowers appearing in abundance throughout summer. Recommended for cultivation in all types of domestic gardens. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Medium-sized flowers, 10–12 cm across, usually semi-double, wi..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland 1999. Named in 2014, on the market from summer 2016.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep blue, always double 2 m medium 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 'Crispa Angel'
Clematis 'Crispa Angel'

Japanese cultivar of bell-shaped, nodding flowers 3.5-4 cm in diameter consisting of 4 light blue, white-toned sepals with wavy edges and pointy, curling tips. On the outside sepals have 2-3 distinct ribs. Stamens consist of yellow anthers set on white fi..

Selected by Kozo Sugimoto, Japan, before 2008.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale blue 1.5 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 'Daniel Deronda'
Clematis 'Daniel Deronda'

A charming cultivar with very large, semi-double, violet-blue, paler towards the center, flowers, borne from May to June. Creamy-yellow anthers. During summer, it repeats flowering, abounding with large but single flowers. It looks particularly lovely whe..

Raised by C. Noble, United Kingdom 1882.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue, semi-double or single 2.5 m big V, VI, VIII, IXV, VI, VIII, 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 'Diamond Ball' PBR
Clematis 'Diamond Ball' PBR

Polish variety raised by Szczepan Marczyński, available for purchase from summer 2012. Flowers are 10-12 cm in diameter, of white-blue colour, full, round or semi-spherical when full-blown (30-50 sepals), both on old and new wood. Elliptical, pointed and ..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in the market in 2012.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white-blue 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 'Doctor Ruppel'
Clematis 'Doctor Ruppel'

A moderately fast growing climber with bicolor flowers: deep pink with a carmine bar and pale brown stamens. Blooms in May and again in July-September. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports. It can clamb..

Raised by Dr Ruppel, Argentina. Introduced in 1975.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep pink with a carmine bar 2-3 m big V, VII, VIII, IXV, 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 '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 'Duchess of Edinburgh'
Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh'

A moderately fast growing cultivar. Large, double, rosette-like, white with green shading flowers, borne on previous year’s wood in May-June. During summer single flowers are produced on new growth. It thrives best in full sun. Excellent for walls, arbors..

Raised by George Jackman & Son, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1874.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
double white, single in summer 2-3 m big V, VI, VII, VIIIV, VI, VII, VIII S, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 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 '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, 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