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Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh'
Clematis 'Duchess of Edinburgh'

A moderately fast growing cultivar. Large, double, rosette-like, white with green shading flowers, borne on previous year’s wood in May-June. During summer single flowers are produced on new growth. It thrives best in full sun. Excellent for walls, arbors..

Raised by George Jackman & Son, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1874.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
double white, single in summer 2-3 m big V, VI, VII, VIIIV, VI, VII, VIII S, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Fujimusume'
Clematis 'Fujimusume'

A charming Japanese cultivar bearing bright blue flowers with yellow stamens. Free-flowering in May-June, and again in August-September. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports. It can clamber over natural..

Raised by Seejuuroo Arai, Japan 1952.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
bright blue 2-3 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 'Generał Sikorski'
Clematis 'Generał Sikorski'

One of the most popular varieties. Mid-blue flowers, reddish at the base of the sepals, are profusely borne from June to July. It was raised in Poland. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports, particularly..

Raised by Władysław Noll, Poland. Introduced in 1980.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
mid-blue 2-3 m big VI, VII, VIII, IXVI, VII, 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 'Bieszczady' EARTHQUAKE
Clematis 'Bieszczady' EARTHQUAKE

Pink flowers 14-20 cm in diameter are composed of 6-8 petals with an almost white central bar. Claret anthers on pink filaments. Blooms from the end of June to September. Achieves a height of 2-3 m. It clings to supports with twining leaf petioles. Useful..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2006.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
rose with a paler bar 2-3 m big VI, VII, VIII, IXVI, VII, 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 'Hagley Hybrid'
Clematis 'Hagley Hybrid'

A hardy, moderately fast growing and free-flowering cultivar. Shell-pink flowers with contrasting chocolate-brown anthers, borne in July-September. Best planted out of full sun. Ideal for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden ..

Raised by P. Picton, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1956.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
shell-pink 2-3 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX N, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Mazury' CRATER LAKE
Clematis 'Mazury' CRATER LAKE

Large (15-17 cm in diameter), double flowers on new growth – blue with lighter spots. The outer circle of the tepals is mottled with green. Flowers have a nice, regular structure on opening and seem to be made of crêpe paper. When fully open they reveal c..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2006.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
blue mottled with white, double 2-3 m big 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 'Kacper'
Clematis 'Kacper'

A charming Polish cultivar bearing exceptionally large, deep violet-blue flowers with violet stamens. Flowers June-July and again in September. Ideal for fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports.

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1982.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
intensive violet 2-3 m very big VI, VII, IXVI, VII, 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 'Kardynał Wyszyński'
Clematis 'Kardynał Wyszyński'

A hardy, free-flowering Polish cultivar of a moderate growth. Crimson flowers with reddish-brown stamens are borne in great profusion from June to September. Ideal for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports. It can cla..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1983.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
glowing crimson 2-3 m big VI, VII, VIII, IXVI, VII, 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 'Lasurstern'
Clematis 'Lasurstern'

A very early-flowering variety of a moderate growth. Large lavender-blue flowers with contrasting yellow stamens are borne in great profusion from mid-May to June and again in September. Forms lovely compositions with yellow flowering azaleas or yellow le..

Raised by Goos & Koenemann, Germany 1905.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
lavender-blue 2-3 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 '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, 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 'Matka Siedliska'
Clematis 'Matka Siedliska'

A Polish variety with large white, sometimes slightly pink flowers. Double flowers are borne on previous year’s wood in May - June, whereas in July - August single flowers with reddish-brown anthers are produced on current year’s shoots.

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1987.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, double or single 2-3 m medium V, VI, VII, VIIIV, VI, VII, VIII S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 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, 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 '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, IXVI, VII, 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 '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, IXV, VI, VII, 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 'Semu'
Clematis 'Semu'

An Estonia cultivar with fair blue-violet flowers, about 10 cm across. 4-6 slightly wavy-edged tepals with a pink stripe along the midrib. Crimson-violet anthers on pale yellow filaments. Flowers appear profusely on new wood in late June-July and then con..

Raised by U. & A. Kivistik, Estonia. Introduced in 1981.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue with dark pink stripe 2-3 m medium VI, VII, IX, XVI, VII, 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 'Night Veil'
Clematis 'Night Veil'

A Japanese cultivar with crimson-violet flowers, about 8 cm across. 4-6 tepals have a fair, almost white at the base, central bar. Crimson-violet anthers on white-yellow filaments. It flowers from June to September. It grows best in a sunny spot. Climbs u..

Raised by Masako Iino, Japan.Introduced in 2005.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple-blue with lighter stripe 2-3 m medium VI, VII, VIII, IXVI, VII, 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 '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, 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 '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, 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 '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, IXV, VI, VII, 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 '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, 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