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Clematis 'Elf'
Clematis 'Elf'

An intriguing variety, covered in summer with a mass of small (4-5 cm across), bell-shaped flowers composed of four recurving tepals, white inside, and pink-mauve on the outside. White-pink anthers and black pistils. Flowers appear from June to November, ..

Bred by Barry Fretwell, Great Britain
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white-pink-mauve 1.5-2 m small VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Gravetye Beauty'
Clematis 'Gravetye Beauty'

Unusual flowers, shaped like lily-flowered tulips. Rich crimson tepals are later spreading. The beautiful flowers open much wider than other texensis types. During autumn and winter the plant is adorned with decorative seed heads. It clings to a support b..

Raised by F. Morel, France.Introduced in 1914.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
crimson, tulip-shaped 2-3 m medium VII, VIII S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis ×triternata 'Rubromarginata'
Clematis triternata 'Rubromarginata'

Fragrant, small, pale violet-pink flowers, margined with reddish violet, are borne in masses during July-August. A strong-growing cultivar excellent for growing over fences, pergolas, arbors and walls. Thrives best and flowers profusely in a sunny, warm a..

Raised by T. Cripps, United Kingdom 1862.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-pink, fragrant 3-5 m small VII, VIII S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Betty Corning'
Clematis 'Betty Corning'

A charming, moderately fast growing cultivar. During June-September it covers with a mass of pale, lilac-rose, nodding flowers. Spreading tepals, edged in darker blue-purple. A healthy climber, it has low soil requirements. Free-flowering and sweetly scen..

Selected by Betty Corning, United States
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
lilac-rose, nodding, slightly fragrant 3-4 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 'Kaśka'
Clematis 'Kaśka'

A new, attractive Polish cultivar of large yellow flowers and compact habit. Robust and easy to maintain.  WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers large, 7˗9 cm across, bright yellow, bell-shaped, nodding. Bloom from the end of May even till mid-October. In place of..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep yellow 3-4 m medium V, 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 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'
Clematis 'Purpurea Plena Elegans'

A charming, moderately fast growing cultivar. In summer the plant covers with a mass of double, deep purple-red flowers. Thrives best in full sun. Ideal for growing over fences, pergolas, arbors, walls and small trees. Particularly useful for covering tal..

Raised by Francisque Morel, France 1899.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
double deep purple-red 3-4 m small 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 'Bluish Violet'
Clematis 'Bluish Violet'

A slender-stemmed, scrambling herbaceous perennial. Stems don’t twine round supports, but they can lean against them. Bell-shaped, violet-blue nodding flowers, borne from June to September, followed by silky seed heads. Best planted on perennial borders o..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet 1 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 'Olgae'
Clematis 'Olgae'

A slender-stemmed, scrambling herbaceous perennial. Stems don't twine around the supports, but they can lean against them. Bell-shaped, mid-violet-blue light scented flowers with twisted tepals, borne from June to September, followed by silky seed heads. ..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
navy-violet, fragrant small 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 'Sweet Summer Love' PBR
Clematis 'Sweet Summer Love' PBR

A Polish variety developed by Szczepan Marczyński, offered for sale in 2011. Its small purple flowers (3-4.5 cm in diameter) have intense pleasant scent. It produces abundant blossom in July-August and continues to bloom until early October. It has small,..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2011.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple, fragrant 3 m small VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Rosea'
Clematis 'Rosea'

A slender-stemmed, scrambling herbaceous perennial. Stems don’t twine round supports, but they can lean against them. Bell-shaped, deep pink flowers, borne from June to September, followed by silky seed heads. Best planted on perennial borders or among sh..

Raised by M. Johnson, Sweden 1952.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep pink 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 'Krakowiak' PBR PINK MINK
Clematis 'Krakowiak'PBR PINK MINK

A Polish variety developed by Szczepan Marczyński, offered for sale in 2011. It has glaring pink flowers, with a red and pink stripe across the sepals. It blooms abundantly from June to September. It grows fast, up to 3 m high. It can be grown on any stan..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2011.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
bright pink 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 'Alionushka'
Clematis 'Alionushka'

Bell-shaped, nodding, rose-pink flowers with pale yellow anthers. A beautiful herbaceous clematis with raised, non-clinging stems (as in climbing rose). When no support is provided, it scrambles over the ground. Looks lovely when intermingled with other p..

Raised by A. N. Volosenko-Valenis, Ukraine. Named in 1969.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink, bell-shaped 1-2 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 'Arabella' (1994)
Clematis 'Arabella' (1994)

From June to October mid-blue flowers with conspicuous cream anthers are abundantly scattered over the whole plant. Very free flowering over a long period. A charming climber with raised, non-clinging stems (as in climbing rose). When no support is provid..

Raised by B. Fretwell, United Kingdom 1990.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue 1.5-2 m small 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 'Praecox'
Clematis 'Praecox'

An excellent ground-covering semi-herbaceous climber with large, dark green leaves densely spreading over the ground. Small pinkish-mauve flowers in large panicles. It grows rampantly (3-4 m of annual growth), filling the space between trees and shrubs. W..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
creamy-blue 3-4 m small VII, VIII S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Rooguchi'
Clematis 'Rooguchi'

A charming perennial variety originating from Japan. Graceful, bell-shaped, deep violet-blue flowers edged in pale mauve are borne incessantly from June to September. Stems don't twine round supports, but they can lean against them. They can be either sti..

Raised by Kazushige Ozawa, Japan 1988.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue, bell-shaped 1.5-2 m small 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 'Stasik'
Clematis 'Stasik'

Bright purple red star-shaped flowers, 8-10 cm across, with a lighter central bar. Purple red anthers on creamy filaments. Blooms from June to August but only few flowers appear in July-August. It grows 1,2-1,8 m high and attaches itself to the support wi..

Bred by Maria F. Sharonova, Russia, 1972 r.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple red 1 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 'Rasputin'
Clematis 'Rasputin'

Very dark flowers, 8-12 cm across, with 6 wavy-edged tepals that are purple violet above and grey violet beneath. Purple anthers on light green filaments. Flowers appear from June to September. It grows 2-3 m high and attaches itself to the support with l..

Bred by Willem Straver, Germany 2001
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
dark purple violet 2-3 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 '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 '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 '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