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Clematis 'Słowianka'
Clematis 'Słowianka'

A attractive, new, Polish cultivar. Almost round, about 10 cm across, flat flowers consist of 6 deep red, rounded at the tip tepals with a light red central bar. Contrasting yellow anthers on creamy filaments. The blooming is profuse on new wood from mid-..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 2007.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
dark purple 2.5-3 m medium 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 'Rhapsody'
Clematis 'Rhapsody'

A charming cultivar of compact growth. It attracts attention with its conspicuous sapphire-blue flowers with yellow stamens. Long and profuse flowering from June to September. Particularly useful for cultivation in containers on terraces and balconies or ..

Raised by F. Watkinson, United Kingdom 1988.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
sapphire-blue, slightly fragrant 1-2 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

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 '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 'Ville de Lyon'
Clematis 'Ville de Lyon'

A hardy, floriferous cultivar. Large, rounded, bright carmine-red flowers, deeper red at margins, with contrasting golden stamens. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports. It can clamber over natural suppo..

Raised by F. Morel, France. Introduced in 1899.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
carmine-red 3-4 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IX N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Vyvyan Pennell'
Clematis 'Vyvyan Pennell'

Described by its raisers as the best double clematis yet produced. Moderately fast growing cultivar with large, fully double, deep violet-blue flowers flushed with purple and carmine in center, borne on previous year’s wood in May-June. In August single, ..

Raised by W. Pennell, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1959.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
double violet-blue, single in summer 2-3 m big V, VI, VIII S, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, W 2 (light) 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

Clematis 'Westerplatte'
Clematis 'Westerplatte'

An impressive cultivar with large very rich red velvety flowers and deep red anthers. Polish variety. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and poles. It can also be grown over natural supports such as coniferous or deciduo..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
very rich red 2 m big VI, VII, 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 'Rosamunde'
Clematis 'Rosamunde'

A cultivar that commands attention due to its unusual salmon pink flowers with a deep pink bar along the middle of each sepal. It’s undemanding and may grow in every type of a garden. Recommended also for container cultivation. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Medium..

Raised by Willem Straver, Germany 2000.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
salmon pink 1 m big 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 'Yukiokoshi'
Clematis 'Yukiokoshi'

An intriguing, very old Japanese cultivar selected from a natural site. The calyces formed with white, fantastically twirled sepals make for an amazing spectacle from spring till late summer. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers large, 12–14 cm across, always dou..

Selected from a natural site in Japan in 18th century. Imported to Great Britain in 1836 by P.F. Siebold.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, double 2 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 'Rooran'
Clematis 'Rooran'

A Japanese cultivar with bright pink flowers, 15-18 cm across. 6-8 elliptic, long-tipped tepals are paler at the base and have dark pink veining. Brown-purple anthers on creamy filaments. It flowers in the second half of May and June and again in August a..

Bred by Masako Takeuchi, Japan 1995
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
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 'Serafina'
Clematis 'Serafina'

A Polish cultivar with large, 20-22 cm across, pale violet-pink flowers consisting of 6-8 narrow elliptic tepals, long-tipped, with a pale, almost white central bar. Purple anthers on creamy filaments. It flowers very freely in the second half of May and ..

Bred by Stefan Franczak, Poland
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale violet-pink with a lighter bar 2.5-3 m very 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 '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, IX S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 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, IX S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'H.F. Young'
Clematis 'H.F. Young'

A free-flowering cultivar. Single or semi-double, blue flowers are profusely borne from May to June. During summer, it repeats flowering, abounding with large but single flowers. Particularly useful for growing through other plants, against a dark backgro..

Raised by W. Pennell, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1962.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
blue 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 'H.F. Young'
Clematis 'H.F. Young'

A free-flowering cultivar. Single or semi-double, blue flowers are profusely borne from May to June. During summer, it repeats flowering, abounding with large but single flowers. Particularly useful for growing through other plants, against a dark backgro..

Raised by W. Pennell, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1962.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
blue 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 'H.F. Young'
Clematis 'H.F. Young'

A free-flowering cultivar. Single or semi-double, blue flowers are profusely borne from May to June. During summer, it repeats flowering, abounding with large but single flowers. Particularly useful for growing through other plants, against a dark backgro..

Raised by W. Pennell, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1962.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
blue 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 'H.F. Young'
Clematis 'H.F. Young'

A free-flowering cultivar. Single or semi-double, blue flowers are profusely borne from May to June. During summer, it repeats flowering, abounding with large but single flowers. Particularly useful for growing through other plants, against a dark backgro..

Raised by W. Pennell, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1962.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
blue 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 'Laura'
Clematis 'Laura'

A Polish cultivar with sky blue flowers, 15-18 cm across, with a paler central bar. 6 elliptic long-pointed tepals with slightly wavy edges overlap only at the base. Red-purple anthers on creamy filaments. Flowers appear from the end of May to the end of ..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
sky blue 2-3 m big V, 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