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Clematis 'Bill MacKenzie'
Clematis 'Bill MacKenzie'

A graceful, very vigorous and floriferous climber with bright green leaves persisting well into November. During summer and autumn the plant is covered with a mass of campanulate, open, bright yellow with purple filaments, flowers, followed in autumn by s..

Selected by W. G. MacKenzie, United Kingdom. Named in 1968.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
yellow 6 m small VI, VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Aureolin'
Golden Clematis 'Aureolin'

A delightful, easily grown climber with a moderate growth rate. Large, nodding, rich yellow, lantern-like flowers are borne on long, downy stalks during summer, the later ones intermingled with decorative silky seed heads. At the end of September the plan..

Raised by Proefstation vor de Boomwekerij, Boskoop, Netherlands 1979.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
dark yellow 2-3 m small VI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Helios'
Clematis 'Helios'

A beautiful, strong-growing cultivar, very free-flowering over an incredibly long period. Nodding at first, and then opening completely flat, bright yellow flowers have decorative, outer reflexed tepals. Blooms in June-August, flowers later on followed by..

Raised by Proefstation vor de Boomwekerij, Boskoop, Netherlands 1988.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
bright yellow 3 m small VI, VII, VIII S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Lambton Park'
Clematis 'Lambton Park'

The best form of tangutica. A healthy variety, free-flowering and easy to grow. Huge long bright yellow flowers followed by silky seed heads. Requires a sunny position but tolerates mediocre, drying soils. An excellent covering plant for growing over fenc..

Selected by T. Bennett, United Kingdom 1985.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep yellow 4-5 m small VI, VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Paul Farges' SUMMER SNOW
Clematis 'Paul Farges' SUMMER SNOW

A charming, very vigorous, almost rampant cultivar with green foliage persisting well into early November. In summer and autumn small (4-5 cm), star-shaped, slightly scented creamy white flowers are abundantly scattered over the whole plant. Well-liked by..

Raised by M. A. Beskaravainaya & A. N. Volosenko-Valenis, Ukraine (former USSR) 1962.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
creamy white 7 m small VII, VIII, IX S, N, E, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 3 - 9

Clematis terniflora
Sweetautumn Clematis

A vigorous Japanese cultivar, often forming a dense tangle of growth. Very popular in the USA. A late flowering variety bearing during September-November a profusion of small star-shaped, white, sweetly scented flowers. Requires a sunny, warm position wit..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, fragrant 5-7 m small IX, X, XI S, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 5 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 5 - 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 'Mrs Cholmondeley'
Clematis 'Mrs Cholmondeley'

A vigorous cultivar with a long flowering period. Large, pale blue flowers with mauve veining, long pointed sepals and coffee-brown anthers. If stems are pruned back lightly in spring (pruning 2) it flowers almost incessantly from May to August. It may al..

Raised by C. Noble, United Kingdom 1873.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale blue 3 m big V, VI, VIII S, N, E, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2-3 (medium) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Viola'
Clematis 'Viola'

A very free-flowering variety raised in Estonia. Deep bluish-violet velvet flowers with greenish-yellow stamens are profusely borne from the end of June to August. A stunning cultivar, especially effective when grown against a light background.

Raised by U. & A. Kivistik, Estonia.Named in 1987.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep bluish-violet 3 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 heracleifolia 'Cassandra'
Clematis heracleifolia 'Cassandra'

A perennial cultivar with stiff, erected stems that don’t twine round the support but can lean against it. Bright blue, hyacinth shaped, fragrant flowers, consisting of 4 rolled back tepals with nicely crimped margins, are borne in clusters in leaf axils ..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
blue, fragrant 1 m small 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 'Change of Heart'PBR
Clematis 'Change of Heart'PBR

A Polish, abundantly and long-flowering cultivar of intriguing flowers that change colour while opening. Recommended for all types of gardens. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Medium-sized flowers, 10–13 cm across, with 6 sepals of crimson red at the beginning, in fu..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland 2004. Named in 2014, on the market from summer 2016.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink 1.7-2 m big V, VI, VII S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Justa'
Clematis 'Justa'

A Lithuanian compact cultivar. Light blue-mauve flowers, 6-8 cm across, with 6-8 elliptic tepals with a light purple bar and slightly wavy margins. Light yellow anthers on white filaments. Flowers are produced profusely and over a long period, from June t..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light blue-mauve 1-1.5 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 'Perida'
Clematis 'Perida'

One of the prettiest red flowered cultivars. Apart from the outstanding looks its assets are modest demands and easy maintenance. Ideal for container cultivation. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Medium-sized flowers, 8–12 cm across, with 6  pointed, glowing crimson ..

Raised by Willem Straver, Germany 2002.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
glowing crimson 1-2 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

The oldest of known Clematis cultivars of charming, fully double flowers, violet-purple with grey hue. It has a retro look, suitable for historical gardens. Recommended for container cultivation. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers small, 3–6 cm across, double, ..

Selected in 1623. Re-introduced in the market by Barry Fretwell, Great Britain 1981.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-purple with grey hue, full 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 'Happy Diana'
Clematis 'Happy Diana'

A Japanese cultivar of the largest flowers in Texensis Group. Flowers are deep pink, tulip-shaped. Bloom profusely throughout summer. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers small, 4–7 cm across, deep pink, consisting of 4 sepals strongly curled at the tips. They ..

Found as a sport of ‘Princes Diana’ cultivar by Tuneo Tshigura, Japan, ca. 2006.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink 3-4 m medium VI, 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 'Kagura'
Clematis 'Kagura'

A perennial cultivar of large, ornamental, light blue flowers. Recommended for domestic garden flower beds. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Flowers large, 12–15 cm across, light blue, built of 4–8 elliptically prolonged sepals with wavy margins and stamens of purple..

Raised by Hiroshi Hayakawa, Japan, ca. 1996. The name Kagura originates from traditional music pieces dedicated to Japanese gods.  
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
blue 2 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 'Ashva'
Clematis 'Ashva'

A compact climber with round, 5-8 cm across, purple-violet flowers composed of 6 tepals with a red bar along the midrib that is gradually getting darker towards the base. The tepals are almost round and have charming wavy edges. The central eye consists o..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple-violet with a red bar 1.5-2 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 'Vistula'PBR
Clematis 'Vistula'

Polish cultivar with pale violet-blue flowers of about 15-20 cm across, composed of 6 oval tepals, long-tipped, wavy-edged. The stamens have yellow anthers on creamy filaments. It starts flowering in June but the bloom is the most profuse in August when o..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2009.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale violet-blue 2.5-3 m very big 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 '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, 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 'Oberek'
Clematis 'Oberek'

The latest Polish cultivar bred by Szczepan Marczyński with pale pink open flowers of 5-6 cm across, composed of 4 rhomboid loosely arranged tepals with pink veining, light base and wavy edges. Yellow anthers on pale yellow-green filaments. It flowers pro..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink 2.5-4 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