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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 terniflora 'Early Snow'
Sweetautumn Clematis 'Early Snow'

An attractive feature in autumn garden – rampant vine covered during the season with hundreds or even thousands of white, star-like flowers, 2-3.5 cm in diameter, gathered in panicles.  Flowers consist of 4-5 sepals and white stamens (both anthers and fil..

Selected by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland, 2002. On the market since 2014. Originates from seeds collected in a natural site in Japan.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 3-4 m small IX, X, XIIX, X, XI S, E, W 2-3 (medium) 6 - 9Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2-3 (medium) 6 - 9Zones 6 - 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 heracleifolia 'Pink Dwarf'
Clematis heracleifolia 'Pink Dwarf'

An attractive, low growing perennial cultivar of wiry shoots. Long-blooming from August till October. Particularly suitable for growing in small gardens, along paths. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers small, 1-2 cm across, light-yellow, of hyacinth shape set i..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light pink 0.4 m small 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 '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

Clematis 'Roko-Kolla'
Clematis 'Roko-Kolla'

An Estonian cultivar with a compact growth habit. Creamy-white flowers, having a greenish-yellow stripe down each tepal and creamy-yellow stamens, are borne very freely from the beginning of July to early October. It climbs by means of twining leaf petiol..

Raised by U. & A. Kivistik, Estonia. Introduced in 1983.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white with a yellow bar 1.5-2 m medium VII, VIII, IX, XVII, VIII, IX, X 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 'Asao'
Clematis 'Asao'

A moderately fast growing Japanese cultivar with large bicolor flowers: deep pink with a white central bar and yellow anthers, from May to September. It doesn’t like extremely hot, sunny areas. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, t..

Raised by Kazushige Ozawa, Japan 1971.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink-red 2-3 m big V, VI, VIII, IXV, VI, VIII, 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 ×diversifolia 'Heather Herschell'
Clematis diversifolia 'Heather Herschell'

A charming perennial clematis with pink, bell-shaped flowers. Its raised, non-clinging stems (as in climbing rose) can lean against a support or sprawl over the ground. It looks lovely meandering amongst other plants and is suitable for growing over small..

Introduced by B. Fretwell, United Kingdom.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink 1.2-2 m small VII, VIII, IXVII, 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 'Bałtyk'
Clematis 'Bałtyk'

An early-flowering Polish cultivar with a moderate growth rate. Rounded, violet-purple flowers with crimson anthers are borne from May to June. Excellent for fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and poles.

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1988.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-purple 3 m big V, VI, VIII, IXV, VI, VIII, IX 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 'Danuta'
Clematis 'Danuta'

A Polish cultivar raised by brother Stefan Franczak at the beginning of the 90’s. Pink flowers with wavy edged tepals and creamy-green stamens are borne profusely in June and July. It climbs by means of twining leaf petioles and can reach a height up to 2..

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

Clematis 'Błękitny Anioł' BLUE ANGEL
Clematis 'Błękitny Anioł' BLUE ANGEL

A healthy Polish cultivar, moderately fast growing and free-flowering. Pale blue flowers with wavy edges and yellow-green stamens, borne from June to August. Ideal for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and poles. It can be grown into..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1988.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale blue 3-4 m medium VI, VII, VIIIVI, VII, VIII 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 'Jerzy Popiełuszko'
Clematis 'Jerzy Popiełuszko'

Large (13-15 cm in diameter) silky white flowers with coffee anthers on white filaments are borne profusely over a long period, from May until October. It climbs by means of twining leaf petioles and is suitable for growing over trellises, stakes and othe..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2004.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 1.2-1.5 m big V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, XV, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X 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