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Clematis 'Stefan Franczak'
Clematis 'Stefan Franczak'

The latest cultivar from Szczepan Marczyński's collection, named in honour of Jesuit brother Stefan Franczak, with bright blue flowers bearing a lighter bar along the midrib, whitening towards the centre. Flowers 6-10 cm in diameter consist of 6 sepals wi..

Raised in 2004 by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. On the market since 2014.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
bright blue with a lighter bar 1.7-2 m medium VI, VII N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Innocent Glance' PBR
Clematis 'Innocent Glance' PBR

A cultivar with double flowers borne on old wood, 14-15 cm across composed of 40-60 elliptic, pointy, pale pink sepals with darker margins which grow paler past full-bloom.  On new growth flowers are single, formed with 6-7 pale pink sepals with darker ma..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński. Available for purchase from 2014.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light pink with a darker pink blush 2 m big V, VI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Viva Polonia' PBR
Clematis 'Viva Polonia' PBR

A cultivar with cheerful, single, red-white flowers pointing upwards and outside, 12-15 cm across. Composed of 6-8 elliptic, pointed tepals with slightly wavy edges. Red and whitening towards the middle and base, pink underneath, growing paler past full-b..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2014.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
red with white stripe 1.5-2 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 'Cloudburst' PBR
Clematis 'Cloudburst' PBR

The latest cultivar from Szczepan Marczyński's collection of intriguing light pink-violet flowers turning white towards the centre, with pinkish veins. Flowers 10-12 cm in diameter consist of 4-6 rhomboid, pointy sepals with slightly wavy edges, light pin..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, 2004 Poland. Introduced in 2014.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale violet 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 'Skyfall' PBR
Clematis 'Skyfall' PBR

The latest cultivar from Szczepan Marczyński's collection of light blue flowers with irregular light violet splashes getting lighter towards the centre and with pinkish veins. Flowers 10-12 cm in diameter consist of 4-6 elliptic, pointy sepals with sligh..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, 2004 Poland. Introduced in 2014.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale blue 2-3 m medium VI, VII, VIII S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Morning Sky' PBR
Clematis 'Morning Sky' PBR

The latest cultivar from Szczepan Marczyński's collection with light violet-pink, nearly circular flowers that get lighter towards the centre and are ornamented with pinkish veins. Flowers 8-10 cm in diameter, consist of 4-6 rhomboid, pointy sepals, which..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, 2004 Poland. Introduced in 2014.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-pink, light 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 'Romantika'
Clematis 'Romantika'

An Estonian cultivar with very deep violet, almost black flowers and contrasting pale yellow stamens. It looks particularly attractive against a light background, meandering through yellow leafed deciduous or coniferous shrubs. Vulnerable to powdery milde..

Raised by U. & A. Kivistik, Estonia. Named in 1987.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
very deep violet 2-2.5 m medium VII, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Grunwald' PBR
Clematis 'Grunwald'

The latest cultivar from Szczepan Marczyński's collection, with dark purple-violet, velvety flowers 10-12 cm in diameter, consisting of 6 (sometimes 4-5) rhomboid, pointy sepals, dark violet underneath with a pink bar along the middle. Stamens have purple..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, 2004 Poland. Introduced in 2014.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple-violet 3-3.5 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 'Crispa Angel'
Clematis 'Crispa Angel'

Japanese cultivar of bell-shaped, nodding flowers 3.5-4 cm in diameter consisting of 4 light blue, white-toned sepals with wavy edges and pointy, curling tips. On the outside sepals have 2-3 distinct ribs. Stamens consist of yellow anthers set on white fi..

Selected by Kozo Sugimoto, Japan, before 2008.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale blue 1.5 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 'Solina'
Clematis 'Solina'

A polish cultivar from the Viticella Group – a hardy, undemanding and free-flowering vine. Lilac-rose flowers with a paler stripe along the middle of the sepals and pale yellow stamens. Tolerates moderate soils. Hard pruning needed. Makes a good screening..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
mauve-pink 2.5-3.5 m medium VI, VII, VIII S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Princess Red'
Clematis 'Princess Red'

Fetching, Japanese cultivar of bell-shaped, nodding, pleasantly fruity-scented flowers, 3-3.5 cm in diameter. Flowers consist of 4 carmine sepals with light pink margins and pointy, strongly curled tips. On the outside, sepals have 5 delicate ribs. Stamen..

Raised by Mikiyoshi Chikuma, Japan, before 2008.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
carmine 2.5-3 m small VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Anita'
Clematis 'Anita'

A charming and vigorous cultivar, a hybrid of Clematis potaninii var. fargesii and Clematis tangutica. Very free-flowering from July to September. White flowers with a tuft of golden stamens unfurl from creamy white semi-nodding buds. Requires hard prunin..

Raised by R. Zwijnenburg, Netherlands 1988.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 3-4 m small VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Fay'
Clematis 'Fay'

Exceptionally free flowering, fetching cultivar of bell-shaped, nodding flowers 2-3 cm in diameter consisting of 4 light pink sepals with lighter margins and strongly curling tips. On the outside sepals are slightly ribbed and on the inside are creamy-pin..

Raised in 2003 by Willem Straver, Germany. On the market since 2007.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light pink 2 m small VI, VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9

Clematis 'Sophie'
Clematis 'Sophie'

Charming, elegant Japanese cultivar of bell-shaped, nodding flowers, 1.5-2 cm in diameter consisting of 4 violet sepals with lighter margins and pointy, strongly curled tips on long, purple pedicles.  On the outside of the sepals there are 3 delicate ribs..

Raised in 1992 by Mikiyoshi Chikuma, Japan. Named in 2001.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet, bell-shaped 0.5-1 m small V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9

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, VI S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 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, VI S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2 (light) Zones 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, XI S, E, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 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, VIII S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 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, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 6 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 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, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9