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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, 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 '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, 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 '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, IXV, VI, IX S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 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, VIIIV, VI, VIII 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 'Kryspina'
Clematis 'Kryspina'

A Polish cultivar with pink-claret flowers of 12-15 cm across composed of 6 oval, loosely arranged tepals with a redder bar along the midrib. Yellow anthers on pale yellow-green filaments. It flowers profusely form June to August. It attains the height of..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink-claret 2.5-4 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 '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, VIIIV, VI, VIII 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 '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, VIIIV, VI, VIII 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 '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, VIIIV, VI, VIII 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 '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, IXV, VI, 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 'Królowa Jadwiga'PBR
Clematis 'Królowa Jadwiga'PBR

Polish cultivar bred by Szczepan Marczyński with silky white round flat flowers, 15-16 cm across, composed of 8 oval tepals with slightly wavy edges and a prominent mid-rib. In spring, especially during cool weather, a greenish bar appears along the midri..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in the market in 2009.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 2.5 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 'Izydor'
Clematis 'Izydor'

Polish variety bred by Stefan Franczak with large (16-18 cm across) white flowers. 6-8 oval, loosely arranged tepals with green-yellow bar along the midrib in the early flowering stage, and wavy edges. Creamy yellow anthers on white filaments. Flowers fro..

Bred by S. Franczak, it flowered for the first time and was named in 1997.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 2.5-3 m big V, VI, IXV, VI, 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 'Maria Kaczyńska'
Clematis 'Maria Kaczyńska'

Polish cultivar of charming white flowers with wavy sepals. Particularly useful in small gardens and in containers, in balconies and terraces. Looks pretty against dark background.   WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers 10-12 cm across, pure white, single; someti..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in the market in 2017.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 1 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 'Lech Kaczyński'
Clematis 'Lech Kaczyński'

Polish cultivar of purple-violet, velvety flowers. Suitable especially for small gardens and for container cultivation in balconies and terraces. It looks particularly attractive against light-coloured background. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers 12-16 cm acr..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2017.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
1.7-2 m big VI, VII, VIIIVI, 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 'My Darling'PBR
Clematis 'My Darling'PBR

An intriguing, new Polish cultivar of double and semi-double purple-red flowers. Repeats blooming at the end of summer. Perfect for container cultivation.  WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers large, 18–23 cm across, purple-red with a pink bar and light pink spla..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. In the market since 2017.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple-red 1.5-2 m big VI, VII, IXVI, VII, IX S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Hoshi-no-flamenco'
Clematis 'Hoshi-no-flamenco'

An attractive Japanese cultivar with large, bright red flowers. Recommended for cultivation in all types of house gardens.  WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers large,  across 15–17 cm, bright purple-red, velvety. Sepals wide, elliptic, with tips slightly curled;..

Japan. Raised by Minoru Hoshino, Japan.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
red-purple 1.7-2 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 'Blue Explosion' PBR
Clematis 'Blue Explosion' PBR

A Polish variety developed by Szczepan Marczyński, offered for sale in 2011. It produces abundant blossom of blue flowers with pink pigmentation on the top of the sepals, 12-14 cm in diameter, semi-full on the previous year shoots in May-June and single o..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2011.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
blue flowers with pink pigmentation on the top of the sepals 2-3 m big V, VI, VIIV, VI, VII S, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Frau Susanne'
Clematis 'Frau Susanne'

A Japanese variety with star-shaped flowers, 13-17 cm across, composed of 6-8 slightly wavy cream white tepals gradually turning purple-pink towards the tip. Purple-pink veining. Yellow anthers on light green filaments. Blooms in May – June and again in ..

Bred by Masako Takeuchi, Japan 1985
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
cream-purple-pink 2 m big V, VI, VIIIV, VI, VIII N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Ivan Olsson'
Clematis 'Ivan Olsson'

A Swedish cultivar with white flowers, shaded blue at the edges, 8-14 cm across. 6-8 slightly wavy tepals and purple anthers on white filaments. It flowers from mid-May to early July and again in August - September if you remove faded flowers. It doesn’t ..

Bred by Magnus Johnson, Sweden 1955.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white with a touch of blue 2 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 'Kiri Te Kanawa'
Clematis 'Kiri Te Kanawa'

A magnificent variety with large, fully double, dark blue flowers on both old and new growth. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, trellises and poles. It can clamber over natural supports e.g. deciduous or coniferous shrubs. Suitable for cut flowers..

Raised by B. Fretwell, United Kingdom 1986.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
dark blue, always double 3 m big V, VI, VII, VIII, IXV, VI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Belle of Woking'
Clematis 'Belle of Woking'

A good variety with pale mauve, double flowers borne on previous year’s wood from late May to July. During summer single flowers are borne on new growth. Grows and flowers best in sunny positions.

Raised by George Jackman & Son, United Kingdom.Introduced in 1881.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale mauve, double, single in summer 2-3 m big 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