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Clematis 'Moniuszko'
Clematis 'Moniuszko'

A Polish cultivar with large (about 20 cm in diameter), deep violet, velvety flowers composed of 8 elliptical tepals with wavy edges. Violet anthers on creamy filaments. Blooms from June to September. Attains a height of 2-2.5 m. Attaches itself to suppor..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland 1996.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep violet, velvety 2.5 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 'Omoshiro'
Clematis 'Omoshiro'

A Japanese variety growing up to 2-3 m. White to pale pink flowers of about 16 cm in diameter, shading to pink or crimson pink round the edges. 6 to 8 tepals, pink on the outer side. Violet-red anthers on creamy filaments. Blooms in May-June and again Aug..

Raised by Hiroshi Hayakawa, Japan 1988.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, edged with pink 2-3 m big V, VI, 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 'Matka Urszula Ledóchowska'
Clematis 'Matka Urszula Ledóchowska'

A very early flowering Polish variety with a medium rate of growth. White flowers with nicely contrasting deep red anthers, borne during May and June. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports.

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1988.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 2-3 m big V, VI S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Monte Cassino'
Clematis 'Monte Cassino'

A Polish variety with large, velvet glowing crimson flowers and contrasting cream stamens. Flowers in June-August. Looks beautifully when planted against a bright background. Particularly useful for growing through roses, other shrubs or conifers.

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland.Introduced in 1986.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
velvet glowing crimson 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 'Mrs Cholmondeley'
Clematis 'Mrs Cholmondeley'

A vigorous cultivar with a long flowering period. Large, pale blue flowers with mauve veining, long pointed sepals and coffee-brown anthers. If stems are pruned back lightly in spring (pruning 2) it flowers almost incessantly from May to August. It may al..

Raised by C. Noble, United Kingdom 1873.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale blue 3 m big V, VI, VIII S, N, E, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Piotr Skarga'
Clematis 'Piotr Skarga'

A Polish cultivar growing up to 1.5-2 m. Flowers, up to 14-17 cm across, usually consist of 6 pointed, wavy-edged tepals that are violet-blue on the upper side and pale violet underneath. Pale yellow anthers and filaments. Flowers are borne in June-July a..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1990.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue 1.5-2 m big VI, VII, 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 'Utopia'
Clematis 'Utopia'

A Japanese hybrid of Clematis florida and an unknown large-flowered cultivar. Its intriguing flowers are 15-16 cm across, pink, the upper side pale at the base of the tepals, the shade getting gradually deeper towards the edges, the lower side pink-violet..

Raised in Japan. Introduced in 2001.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale with rosy borders 2-2.5 m big VI, VII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Nelly Moser'
Clematis 'Nelly Moser'

A moderately fast growing cultivar with bicolor flowers. Large, pale mauve-pink blooms with red anthers, each sepal with a carmine central bar, are profusely borne in May and June and again in July - September. It doesn’t like extremely hot, sunny areas, ..

Raised by Moser, France 1897.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale mauve-pink with a carmine bar 2-3 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 'Niobe'
Clematis 'Niobe'

One of the most popular varieties. Large, very deep red flowers with yellow anthers. Just after opening blooms appear almost black. Very free-flowering. It was raised in Poland.Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wood..

Raised by W. Noll, Poland. Introduced in 1975.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
very deep red 2 m big VI, 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 'Proteus'
Clematis 'Proteus'

A moderately fast growing cultivar with double deep mauve-pink flowers on previous year’s wood. During summer single flowers are borne on new growth. It thrives best in full sun. Excellent for walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and poles.

Raised by C. Noble, United Kingdom 1876.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
double deep mauve-pink, single in summer 2-2.5 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 'Rouge Cardinal'
Clematis 'Rouge Cardinal'

An excellent variety with a moderate growth rate. Large, crimson velvet flowers with beige anthers are borne in great profusion over a long period of time: in May-June, and again in July August. Suitable for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, t..

Raised by A. Girault, France. Introduced in 1968.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
velvety crimson 2-3 m big 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 'Snow Queen'
Clematis 'Snow Queen'

A valuable variety originating from New Zealand. Large, white flowers with a tinge of mauve at the center and red anthers are profusely borne over a long period. Best planted against a dark background. Suitable for cultivation in large containers on terra..

Raised by W. S. Callic, New Zeland. Introduced in 1960.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white with a mauve shading 2-3 m big V, VI, 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 'Sunset'
Clematis 'Sunset'

Impressive, deep plumy red flowers with a purple central bar and bright yellow stamens, borne from May to September. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports. It can clamber over natural supports e.g. decid..

Raised by A. H. Steffen, United States. Introduced in 1990.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep plumy red with purple highlights 2-3 m big V, 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 'Syrena'
Clematis 'Syrena'

A charming Polish variety. Velvet purple-red flowers with red and gold stamens, borne from July to October. Succeeds best in a sunny aspect. It looks especially effective against a light background. Particularly useful for growing over natural supports, ..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1980.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple-red 3-4 m big VII, VIII, IX, X S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Wildfire'
Clematis 'Wildfire'

A Polish cultivar with large (15-20 cm across) flowers composed of 6-8 violet-blue tepals with a red-purple bar and wavy margins. Red-purple anthers on white filaments. It attains a height of 2-3 m and attaches itself to supports by means of twining leaf ..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue with a red-purple bar 2-3 m big V, VI, 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 'The President'
Clematis 'The President'

A hardy compact and free-flowering cultivar. Large, purple-blue flowers with silvery reverse and red anthers are profusely borne in May-June and again in July-September. Suitable for growing over fences, walls, trellises and poles. It can clamber over nat..

Raised by C. Noble, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1876.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple-blue 2-2.5 m big V, 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 'Viola'
Clematis 'Viola'

A very free-flowering variety raised in Estonia. Deep bluish-violet velvet flowers with greenish-yellow stamens are profusely borne from the end of June to August. A stunning cultivar, especially effective when grown against a light background.

Raised by U. & A. Kivistik, Estonia.Named in 1987.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep bluish-violet 3 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 'Justa'
Clematis 'Justa'

A Lithuanian compact cultivar. Light blue-mauve flowers, 6-8 cm across, with 6-8 elliptic tepals with a light purple bar and slightly wavy margins. Light yellow anthers on white filaments. Flowers are produced profusely and over a long period, from June t..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light blue-mauve 1-1.5 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 'First Love'PBR
Clematis 'First Love'PBR

A Polish cultivar of charming, white, always semi-double flowers opening from June till August. Recommended for growing in domestic gardens and in large pots in balconies and terraces. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Large flowers, 10–15 cm across, with 20–30 slight..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland 1999. Named in 2015, on the market from summer 2016.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, double 2 m medium VI, VII S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Warszawska Nike' WARSAW NIKE
Clematis 'Warszawska Nike' WARSAW NIKE

A hardy, floriferous cultivar with a moderate growth rate. Polish variety. Rich royal purple flowers with gold stamens are profusely borne from June to September. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, trellises and poles. It can clamber over natural s..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1982.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
rich royal purple 2-3 m medium 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