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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 'Little Mermaid'
Clematis 'Little Mermaid'

A Japanese variety with conspicuous flowers of an unusual hue of salmon-pink and nicely contrasting intensely yellow anthers. Flowers are almost round, 8-12 cm across and are mainly composed of 8 tepals, although spring flowers on old wood can have much m..

Bred by Takashi Watanabe 1994, Japan.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
salmon pink 2 m medium V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Moonlight' ('Yellow Queen')
Clematis 'Moonlight' ('Yellow Queen')

Large cream flowers, tinged with greenish-yellow, borne during May-July. Pale yellow anthers. It doesn’t like extremely hot, sunny areas, plant in a partly shaded position for the best flower color. A delicate, moderately fast growing variety, excellent f..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
bright yellow 2 m medium V, VI, VII N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Stasik'
Clematis 'Stasik'

Bright purple red star-shaped flowers, 8-10 cm across, with a lighter central bar. Purple red anthers on creamy filaments. Blooms from June to August but only few flowers appear in July-August. It grows 1,2-1,8 m high and attaches itself to the support wi..

Bred by Maria F. Sharonova, Russia, 1972 r.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple red 1 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 '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 'Rasputin'
Clematis 'Rasputin'

Very dark flowers, 8-12 cm across, with 6 wavy-edged tepals that are purple violet above and grey violet beneath. Purple anthers on light green filaments. Flowers appear from June to September. It grows 2-3 m high and attaches itself to the support with l..

Bred by Willem Straver, Germany 2001
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
dark purple violet 2-3 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 'Belle of Woking'
Clematis 'Belle of Woking'

A good variety with pale mauve, double flowers borne on previous year’s wood from late May to July. During summer single flowers are borne on new growth. Grows and flowers best in sunny positions.

Raised by George Jackman & Son, United Kingdom.Introduced in 1881.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale mauve, double, single in summer 2-3 m big V, VI, VII, VIII S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Jiska'
Clematis 'Jiska'

Single or semi-double flowers, 8-10 cm across, most often composed of 4 blue Violet tepals and green white staminodes. Flowers appear in late April – May and later turn into fluffy seed heads that decorate the plant until autumn. It grows 2-3 m high and a..

Bred by Pieter Zwjinenburg, Holland before 2004
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue 2-3 m medium 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 '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 'Hakuookan'
Clematis 'Hakuookan'

A remarkable Japanese variety. Large, deep violet-purple flowers with a conspicuous center of creamy-white, exceptionally long stamens. Blooming period in May-June, and again in August. A compact cultivar, perfect for a container.

Raised by Yoshio Kubota, Japan 1957.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-purple with white stamens 2-3 m big V, VI, VIII S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 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 'Toki'
Clematis 'Toki'

A very free-flowering Japanese cultivar with large, pure white flowers and yellow stamens. One of the earliest flowering varieties. The effect is truly stunning when planted against a dark background.

Raised by Koozoo Sugimoto, Japan 1989.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 2 m big V, VI, VIII S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 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 'Ai-Nor'
Clematis 'Ai-Nor'

A Russian variety of an interesting flower colour. Flowers 10-12 cm in diameter, usually have 6 elliptic, pale pink sepals in a warm delicate hue with darker tips and yellow anthers on white filaments. New growth is purple-coloured. Attaches itself to the..

Raised by M.A. Beskaravainaya (USRR). Named in 1972.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale pink 2-2.5 m big V, VI, VII, VIII N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Venosa Violacea'
Clematis 'Venosa Violacea'

A healthy, undemanding variety with intriguing bicolor flowers. White tepals are veined in purple. Deepest purple anthers. Suitable for growing over fences, pergolas, arbors and various garden supports. It can clamber over natural supports such as small t..

Raised by Lemoine et fils, France 1883.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet with white spots 2-3 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 '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, VIII S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Fuyu-No-Tabi'
Clematis 'Fuyu-No-Tabi'

A Japanese variety with flowers 15-18 cm in diameter, usually consisting of 8 sepals, creamy white in colour and oval in shape. Stamens have crimson anthers on creamy filaments. Flowers are borne in second half of May till June and reappear, although less..

Raised by Masako Takeuchi, Japan 1994 .
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 2-3 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 'Halina Noll'
Clematis 'Halina Noll'

A Polish variety raised by Władysław Noll with white flowers tinged with light pink, full on old wood and single on new growth. Sepals vary from oval to diamond-shape. Anthers are yellow on creamy filaments. Flowers are borne on old wood in May-June and r..

Raised by Władysław Noll and named to honour his daughter. Introduced in the market in 1975.In the ’80 extinguished in Poland and re-introduced in 2012 after importing from Rogerson Clematis Collection in the USA.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, tinged with light pink 2.5-3 m big V, VI, VII, VIII S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 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