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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 '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, VIII E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
E, W 2 (light) 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 '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, VII S, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, W 2 (light) 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 '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, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 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, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, 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 '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, VIII N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) 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 '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, IX N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 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, 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