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Clematis 'Proteus'
Clematis 'Proteus'

A moderately fast growing cultivar with double deep mauve-pink flowers on previous year’s wood. During summer single flowers are borne on new growth. It thrives best in full sun. Excellent for walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and poles.

Raised by C. Noble, United Kingdom 1876.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
double deep mauve-pink, single in summer 2-2.5 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

Clematis 'Purple Dream' PBR
Clematis 'Purple Dream' PBR

A Polish variety raised by Szczepan Marczyński, introduced in the market in summer 2012. Its flowers are always full, both on last year’s wood and on new growth, relatively large for the Atragene Group (10-12 cm in diameter). Bell-shaped, nodding, set on ..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, introduced in the market in 2012.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
creamy-purple 2-3 m medium V, VII, VIIIV, VII, VIII S, N, E, W 1 (none) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) 4 - 9Zones 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, 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 'Ramona' ('Hybrida Sieboldii Ramona')
Clematis 'Ramona' ('Hybrida Sieboldii Ramona')

A superb cultivar for hot sunny positions. Lavender blue flowers with purple stamens, borne from June to August. Twines around the supports by means of petioles. Suitable for covering fences, pergolas and arbours or training over garden supports such as t..

Introduced by Jackson & Perkins, United States 1888.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
lavender-blue 2.5-3 m big 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 '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, 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 'Red Star'
Clematis 'Red Star'

A Japanese variety with red, full and semi-full flowers, 10-14 cm in diameter. Irregular sepals, wide and lanceolate with wavy edges and pointed tops. Light red with pink bar in the middle, lighter at the base and with green spots showing mostly on the ou..

Raised by Takashi Watanabe (Japan) in 1995.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
bright red 1-2 m big V, VI, VIII, IXV, VI, 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 'Rhapsody'
Clematis 'Rhapsody'

A charming cultivar of compact growth. It attracts attention with its conspicuous sapphire-blue flowers with yellow stamens. Long and profuse flowering from June to September. Particularly useful for cultivation in containers on terraces and balconies or ..

Raised by F. Watkinson, United Kingdom 1988.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
sapphire-blue, slightly fragrant 1-2 m medium 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 'Riga'
Clematis 'Riga'

An early-flowering (April-May), Swedish cultivar with partially open, slightly nodding, white, 4-tepalled flowers. It resembles Clematis sibirica but has much larger flowers. From June to autumn the plant is adorned with fluffy seed heads. It holds on to ..

Raised by M. Johnson, Sweden 1992.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 3 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 '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 '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, IXVII, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 3 (hard) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) 3 - 9Zones 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, 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 '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 'Rosamunde'
Clematis 'Rosamunde'

A cultivar that commands attention due to its unusual salmon pink flowers with a deep pink bar along the middle of each sepal. It’s undemanding and may grow in every type of a garden. Recommended also for container cultivation. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Medium..

Raised by Willem Straver, Germany 2000.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
salmon pink 1 m big VI, VII, VIIIVI, VII, 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 '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, 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 '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 '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 '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 '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 'Serafina'
Clematis 'Serafina'

A Polish cultivar with large, 20-22 cm across, pale violet-pink flowers consisting of 6-8 narrow elliptic tepals, long-tipped, with a pale, almost white central bar. Purple anthers on creamy filaments. It flowers very freely in the second half of May and ..

Bred by Stefan Franczak, Poland
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale violet-pink with a lighter bar 2.5-3 m very 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 'Shin-shigyoku'
Clematis 'Shin-shigyoku'

A Japanese cultivar with deep violet double flowers, 10-12 cm across. Numerous, irregularly elliptic, curved tepals have a nicely contrasting silvery underside. Violet anthers on whitish filaments. It flowers from the second half of May through June and c..

Bred by H. Hayakawa in Japan before 1999.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep violet, double 1.5-2 m medium V, VI, VIII, IXV, VI, 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