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Clematis 'Praecox'
Clematis 'Praecox'

An excellent ground-covering semi-herbaceous climber with large, dark green leaves densely spreading over the ground. Small pinkish-mauve flowers in large panicles. It grows rampantly (3-4 m of annual growth), filling the space between trees and shrubs. W..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
creamy-blue 3-4 m small VII, VIII S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 3 (hard) Zones 3 - 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 '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 'First Love'PBR
Clematis 'First Love'PBR

A Polish cultivar of charming, white, always semi-double flowers opening from June till August. Recommended for growing in domestic gardens and in large pots in balconies and terraces. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Large flowers, 10–15 cm across, with 20–30 slight..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland 1999. Named in 2015, on the market from summer 2016.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, double 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 '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, VIII N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

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, IX S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) 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 'Constance'
Clematis 'Constance'

One of the earliest and most profusely flowering varieties. Charming, semi-double, crimson-pink flowers borne on long, slender stalks during April-June, and occasionally in summer. They are followed, during summer and autumn, by decorative silky seed head..

Raised by Mrs K. Goodman, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1992.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
purple 2 m small IV, V, VII, VIII S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 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 'Frances Rivis'
Clematis 'Frances Rivis'

A beautiful, early and profusely flowering variety. Violet-blue flowers with a contrasting sheaf of white stamens and staminodes in the center, followed, during summer and autumn, by decorative silky seed heads. A very hardy plant with low requirements. I..

Raised by Sir Cedric Morris, United Kingdom
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue 2-3 m small IV, V S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Pamela Jackman'
Clematis 'Pamela Jackman'

One of the earliest and most profusely flowering varieties – during April-June, with occasional flowers in summer. Charming, large, rich blue flowers with outer staminodes tinged blue and inner staminodes white are followed during summer and autumn by dec..

Raised by G. R. Jackman, United Kingdom 1939.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
blue 2.5 m small IV, V, VII, VIII S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Willy'
Clematis 'Willy'

One of the earliest and most profusely flowering varieties. Charming, mauve pink flowers with a deep pink blotch at the base of each sepal and paler margins, borne during April-May, are followed during summer and autumn by decorative, silky seed heads. A ..

Raised by R. Zwijnenburg, Netherlands 1971.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep pink with paler margins 2-3 m small IV, V S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Cecile'
Clematis 'Cecile'

An early-flowering variety. Lovely, semi-double, dense blue flowers, borne from April to June, followed by silky seed heads. A very hardy plant with low requirements, tolerates semi-shade. Ideal for growing over fences, stones, old stumps, shrubs and coni..

Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue, semi-double 2-3 m small IV, V S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 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, VIII S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Markham's Pink'
Clematis 'Markham's Pink'

One of the earliest and most profusely flowering varieties. Lovely, semi-double, pink-crimson flowers, produced from April to June. During summer and autumn they are followed by decorative silky, turning into fluffy and gray with age, seed heads. A very h..

Raised by E. Markham, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1935.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink, semi-double 2-3 m small IV, V S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'White Swan'
Clematis 'White Swan'

An early-flowering variety. Beautiful, double, pure-white flowers with very long and twisted sepals, borne during April and May. During summer and autumn they are followed by decorative, bright, silky seed heads, becoming fluffy and gray with age. A very ..

Raised by Dr F. L. Skinner, Canada 1961.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, semi-double 2-3 m small IV, V S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9

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 'Columella'
Clematis 'Columella'

Intriguing, recurving, bell-shaped, fragrant flowers, 7-10 cm across. Four lanceolate, slightly twisted tepals, creamy pink inside and pink-purple on the outside with a creamy edge. It blooms in late April and May, as one of the last of the group and it s..

Bred by Magnus Johnson in 1979.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
red-pink 2-3 m medium IV, V S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 1 (none) Zones 3 - 9