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Clematis 'Akaishi'
Clematis 'Akaishi'

A Japanese cultivar with attractive large bicolor flowers. Purple-crimson sepals with wavy edges and a broad vivid red bar along the center. Creamy filaments tipped with crimson anthers. In direct sunlight flowers fade and wither quickly. Only light pruni..

Introduced by Sakata no Tane Co., Japan
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-purple with a red central bar 2-3 m big V, VI, IXV, VI, 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 'Stefan Franczak'
Clematis 'Stefan Franczak'

The latest cultivar from Szczepan Marczyński's collection, named in honour of Jesuit brother Stefan Franczak, with bright blue flowers bearing a lighter bar along the midrib, whitening towards the centre. Flowers 6-10 cm in diameter consist of 6 sepals wi..

Raised in 2004 by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. On the market since 2014.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
bright blue with a lighter bar 1.7-2 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 'Morning Sky' PBR
Clematis 'Morning Sky' PBR

The latest cultivar from Szczepan Marczyński's collection with light violet-pink, nearly circular flowers that get lighter towards the centre and are ornamented with pinkish veins. Flowers 8-10 cm in diameter, consist of 4-6 rhomboid, pointy sepals, which..

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

An Estonian cultivar with very deep violet, almost black flowers and contrasting pale yellow stamens. It looks particularly attractive against a light background, meandering through yellow leafed deciduous or coniferous shrubs. Vulnerable to powdery milde..

Raised by U. & A. Kivistik, Estonia. Named in 1987.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
very deep violet 2-2.5 m medium VII, VIII, IXVII, VIII, IX 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 '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 'Solina'
Clematis 'Solina'

A polish cultivar from the Viticella Group – a hardy, undemanding and free-flowering vine. Lilac-rose flowers with a paler stripe along the middle of the sepals and pale yellow stamens. Tolerates moderate soils. Hard pruning needed. Makes a good screening..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
mauve-pink 2.5-3.5 m medium VI, VII, VIIIVI, VII, VIII S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Princess Red'
Clematis 'Princess Red'

Fetching, Japanese cultivar of bell-shaped, nodding, pleasantly fruity-scented flowers, 3-3.5 cm in diameter. Flowers consist of 4 carmine sepals with light pink margins and pointy, strongly curled tips. On the outside, sepals have 5 delicate ribs. Stamen..

Raised by Mikiyoshi Chikuma, Japan, before 2008.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
carmine 2.5-3 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 'Fay'
Clematis 'Fay'

Exceptionally free flowering, fetching cultivar of bell-shaped, nodding flowers 2-3 cm in diameter consisting of 4 light pink sepals with lighter margins and strongly curling tips. On the outside sepals are slightly ribbed and on the inside are creamy-pin..

Raised in 2003 by Willem Straver, Germany. On the market since 2007.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light pink 2 m small VI, VII, VIII, IX, XVI, VII, 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 'Sophie'
Clematis 'Sophie'

Charming, elegant Japanese cultivar of bell-shaped, nodding flowers, 1.5-2 cm in diameter consisting of 4 violet sepals with lighter margins and pointy, strongly curled tips on long, purple pedicles.  On the outside of the sepals there are 3 delicate ribs..

Raised in 1992 by Mikiyoshi Chikuma, Japan. Named in 2001.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet, bell-shaped 0.5-1 m small V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, XV, VI, VII, 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 'Midori'
Clematis 'Midori'

Fascinating Japanese cultivar of distinctly double flowers 12-15 cm in diameter, consisting of as many as 120 sepals. Sepals are elliptic, pointy, slightly wavy and pointing down. Light green when still in buds (hence the name - 'midori' means green in Ja..

Raised by Masaaki Kurata, Japan.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white with a shade of green and pink, double 1-1.2 m big V, VIV, VI S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Sen-no-Kaze'
Clematis 'Sen-no-Kaze'

Original, Japanese cultivar of double flowers 11-14 cm in diameter, consisting of about 60 sepals. Sepals lanceloate, pointy, with slightly wavy edges and tips pointing downwards. Light green with pink-toned tips when in buds, turning white when opening. ..

Raised by Tetsuya Hirota, Japan. Introduced in 2004.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white with a shade of green and pink, double 1-1.5 m big V, VIV, VI S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis recta
Clematis recta

A species growing in the wild in Roztocze in Poland and statutorily protected in this region. A valuable perennial bearing small star-shaped fragrant white flowers in large (up to 50 cm) panicles. Some of the varieties have very attractive leaves of purpl..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, fragrant 1-1.2 m small VI, VII, VIIIVI, VII, VIII S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Ryuan'
Clematis 'Ryuan'

An interesting Japanese cultivar of purple-dark blue velvety flowers 10 cm in diameter, consisting of 4 narrow, eliptic sepals and dark violet anthers on light violet filaments. Flowers borne from mid-June till September. Leaves single or trifoliate, ofte..

Raised by Mikiyoshi Chikuma, Japan, before 2008 as a result of crossing Clematis florida with Clematis integrifolia
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple-dark blue 1.5-1.7 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 '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 'Mazurek'PBR
Clematis 'Mazurek'PBR

A Polish cultivar raised by Szczepan Marczyński. Strong growing vine covered from June till August with a mass of bright pink flowers.  Suitable for container cultivation. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers medium-sized, 8-10 cm across, roundish, open, facing u..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2015.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
bright pink 3 m medium VI, VII, VIIIVI, VII, VIII S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Albina Plena'
Clematis 'Albina Plena'

A very valuable Swedish cultivar, raised as a hybrid of Clematis faurieri and Clematis sibirica. Charming double flowers of the shape of an open bell, 6-8 cm across, slightly nodding. White sepals with pale yellow stamens. Main and the most profuse flower..

Raised by M. Johnson, Sweden 1982.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, double 3-4 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 'Ballet Skirt'
Clematis 'Ballet Skirt'

An aptly named cultivar with delicate pale pink semi-double flowers and light yellow stamens bearing a close resemblance to a ballet dancer' skirt. Blooms profusely on old wood in early spring, but some flowers continue to appear throughout the summer. In..

Raised by S. Zubrowski, Canada 1981.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale pink, semi-double 1.5-2 m small IV, V, VIIIIV, V, 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 'Maidwell Hall'
Clematis 'Maidwell Hall'

A very hardy and undemanding selected seedling of Clematis macropetala. Charming semi-double pale blue flowers are borne profusely in the early spring on old wood. Some flowers continue to appear throughout the summer. Decorative seedheads adorn the plant..

Raised by G. R. Jackman, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1956.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale blue, semi-double 2-3 m medium IV, V, VIIIIV, V, 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 'Sir Trevor Lawrence'
Clematis 'Sir Trevor Lawrence'

A perennial climber with beautiful campanulate flowers, the outside of the sepals being scarlet with the inner side a deep pink. In full bloom yellow stamens become visible. Flowers profusely from June to August. As the plant tends to die down completely,..

Raised by A. G. Jackman, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1895.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
scarlet 2-3 m medium VI, VII, VIIIVI, VII, VIII S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 5 - 9Zones 5 - 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