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Clematis 'Shin-shigyoku'
Clematis 'Shin-shigyoku'

A Japanese cultivar with deep violet double flowers, 10-12 cm across. Numerous, irregularly elliptic, curved tepals have a nicely contrasting silvery underside. Violet anthers on whitish filaments. It flowers from the second half of May through June and c..

Bred by H. Hayakawa in Japan before 1999.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep violet, double 1.5-2 m medium 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 'Thyrislund'
Clematis 'Thyrislund'

An interesting cultivar with double, semi-double and single flowers of about 12 cm across with numerous wavy pale lilac-violet tepals with a paler central bar. The stamens have yellow anthers on creamy filaments. It flowers in the second half of May and i..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale lilac-violet, double, semi-double and single 2.5-3 m big V, VI, IXV, VI, 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 'Ashva'
Clematis 'Ashva'

A compact climber with round, 5-8 cm across, purple-violet flowers composed of 6 tepals with a red bar along the midrib that is gradually getting darker towards the base. The tepals are almost round and have charming wavy edges. The central eye consists o..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple-violet with a red bar 1.5-2 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 '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 '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 '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 '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 '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 '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

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, 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 '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, 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 '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, VIIIV, VI, VIII 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 '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, 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 'Veronica's Choice'
Clematis 'Veronica's Choice'

Large, very pale mauve, almost white double flowers borne on old wood in early summer – June and July; in August single flowers appear on new wood. Ideal for a sunny position.

Raised by W. Pennell, United Kingdom. Named in 1973.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
double violet-white, single in summer 2-3 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 'Little Artist'
Clematis 'Little Artist'

A charming, dwarf variety with bell-shaped, purple flowers consisting of 4 elongated, slightly twisted sepals. A perennial with supple, scrambling stems. Flowers are borne most intensely in June and July, but it continues blooming - although less generous..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet 0.2-0.3 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 'Taiga'PBR
Clematis 'Taiga'PBR

An intriguing new cultivar of double, extravagant flowers. Blooms abundantly in summer. A valuable adornment of any type of a garden or a terrace. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers highly decorative, violet-blue with green-yellow petal tips, always double, of ..

Raised by Shigeaki Ochiai in Japan. In the market since 2016.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
2-2.5 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9

Clematis 'Julka'
Clematis 'Julka'

It has large bicolor flowers: velvet violet with a deep purple-red bar and lighter white-purple stamens, borne from June to August. It grows up to 2,5 m. It doesn’t like extremely hot, sunny areas, prefers semi-shaded or shaded positions. Suitable for gro..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2001.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet with red stripe 2 m big VI, VII, VIIIVI, VII, 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 ×aromatica
Clematis aromatica, scented clematis

A graceful climber with strongly fragrant flowers from July to September. Dark bluish-violet sepals nicely contrast with long creamy stamens. Stems are raised, non-clinging (as in climbing rose). When no support is provided, it scrambles over the ground. ..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
dark bluish-violet, fragrant 1.5-2 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 'Fairydust'
Clematis 'Fairydust'

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Spring Valley Greenhouse, USA
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light pink 3 m medium VIII, IX, XVIII, 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 'Pamiat Serdtsa'
Clematis 'Pamiat Serdtsa'

A charming climber with bell-shaped, nodding, violet-lilac flowers from June to September. A beautiful perennial clematis with raised, non-clinging stems (as in climbing rose). When no support is provided, it scrambles over the ground. Looks lovely when i..

Raised by M. A. Beskaravainaya, Russia (former USSR). Named in 1973.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-lilac 1.5-2 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