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

It has very large white flowers (up to 28 cm in diameter!), which cover the plant from the very bottom. The sepals are pointed and slightly wavy at the edges. It blooms abundantly from May to July. The blooming is repeated in the summer, yet it is not as ..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2011.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white 2-3 m very big V, VI, VII, VIII E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Lech Wałęsa'
Clematis 'Lech Wałęsa'

A new Polish cultivar raised in 2004. Awarded the gold medal at the Plantarium 2005 Arboricultural Trade Fair. Large (20 cm in diameter) pale blue-purple flowers are darker at the margins, while the interior of the tepal is almost white and a central tuft..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland. Introduced in 2005.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
blue-violet with a lighter bar 2-3 m very big VI, VII, VIII, IX, X S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Kacper'
Clematis 'Kacper'

A charming Polish cultivar bearing exceptionally large, deep violet-blue flowers with violet stamens. Flowers June-July and again in September. Ideal for fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and wooden supports.

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland. Introduced in 1982.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
intensive violet 2-3 m very big VI, VII, IX S, N, E, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, N, E, W 2 (light) 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 'Vyvyan Pennell'
Clematis 'Vyvyan Pennell'

Described by its raisers as the best double clematis yet produced. Moderately fast growing cultivar with large, fully double, deep violet-blue flowers flushed with purple and carmine in center, borne on previous year’s wood in May-June. In August single, ..

Raised by W. Pennell, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1959.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
double violet-blue, single in summer 2-3 m big V, VI, VIII S, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, W 2 (light) Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Westerplatte'
Clematis 'Westerplatte'

An impressive cultivar with large very rich red velvety flowers and deep red anthers. Polish variety. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, trellises and poles. It can also be grown over natural supports such as coniferous or deciduo..

Raised by Stefan Franczak, Poland.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
very rich red 2 m big VI, VII, 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 '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

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