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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

Clematis 'Kaen'
Clematis 'Kaen'

A Japanese, intriguing variety of bright red, full and semi-full flowers ranging 8-14cm in diameter. Irregular sepals, wide and lanceolate, with wavy edges and pointy tips. Bright red with pink bar in the middle, lighter at the base and with green spots s..

Raised by Hiroyasu Shinzawa (Japan) before 2003.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
bright red 2 m big V, VI, VIII, IX S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Hanajima'
Clematis 'Hanajima'

A slender-stemmed, scrambling perennial originating from Japan. Stems don’t twine round supports, but they can lean against them. Bell-shaped, purple-pink nodding flowers with recurving tepals, borne from June to September, followed by silky seed heads. B..

Raised by Kazushige Ozawa, Japan 1986.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple-pink 0.3 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 'Innocent Blush' PBR
Clematis 'Innocent Blush' PBR

A Polish variety raised by Szczepan Marczyński, introduced in the market in summer 2012 . Flowers on old wood are semi-full, 12-18 cm in diameter, with sepals longer on the outside and gradually shorter towards the center. Sepals are light pink with a dar..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński. Available for purchase from 2012.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light pink with a darker pink blush 2 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 'Red Star'
Clematis 'Red Star'

A Japanese variety with red, full and semi-full flowers, 10-14 cm in diameter. Irregular sepals, wide and lanceolate with wavy edges and pointed tops. Light red with pink bar in the middle, lighter at the base and with green spots showing mostly on the ou..

Raised by Takashi Watanabe (Japan) in 1995.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
bright red 1-2 m big V, VI, VIII, IX S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Huldine'
Clematis 'Huldine'

A vigorous and free-flowering cultivar. Pearly white flowers with a mauve bar on the reverse and white filaments with yellow anthers, borne from June to September. Thrives best in full sun. Suitable for fences, arbors and garden supports.

Raised by F. Morel, France. Introduced in 1934.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pearl-white 3-5 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 'Kakio' PINK CHAMPAGNE
Clematis 'Kakio' PINK CHAMPAGNE

A beautiful Japanese cultivar. Large, vivid pink flowers with a paler central bar and contrasting yellow stamens. One of the earliest flowering large-flowered varieties, mid May-June, and again in August-September. It doesn’t like extremely hot, sunny are..

Raised by Kazushige Ozawa, Japan 1971.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
dark pink with paler central bar 2-2.5 m big V, VI, VIII, IX N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'White Prince Charles'
Clematis 'White Prince Charles'

A Japanese variety, showered at the beginning of summer with abundance of star-shaped flowers, 6-8 cm in diameter, with 4-6 wide elliptical sepals, pointed and frayed at the edges, curling underneath at the top. The upper side of the sepals is white and t..

Raised by Kozo Sugimoto (Japan), introduced in the market in 2007.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white tinged with pink 2 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