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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, VIIIV, VI, VIII 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 'Belle of Woking'
Clematis 'Belle of Woking'

A good variety with pale mauve, double flowers borne on previous year’s wood from late May to July. During summer single flowers are borne on new growth. Grows and flowers best in sunny positions.

Raised by George Jackman & Son, United Kingdom.Introduced in 1881.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale mauve, double, single in summer 2-3 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 'Chalcedony'
Clematis 'Chalcedony'

A charming cultivar with light blue-lilac flowers, double in May and June, and semi-double during summer blooming. Twines around the supports by means of curling petioles. Suitable for growing over arbours, pergolas and fences, or training over various ga..

Raised by Ellis Strachan, United Kingdom 1984.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
light lilac blue, double 2.5-3 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 'Copernicus'PBR
Clematis 'Copernicus'PBR

An attractive Polish cultivar of bright blue, semi-double flowers appearing in abundance throughout summer. Recommended for cultivation in all types of domestic gardens. WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: Medium-sized flowers, 10–12 cm across, usually semi-double, wi..

Raised by Szczepan Marczyński, Poland 1999. Named in 2014, on the market from summer 2016.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
deep blue, always double 2 m medium VI, VII, VIIIVI, 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 'Guernsey Cream'
Clematis 'Guernsey Cream'

A very floriferous variety blooming from mid-May to July, and again at the end of August. Lightly yellow flowers with yellow stamens and a green bar at the centre, become whiter in full blossom.It doesn't like sunny areas. Looks lovely when planted agains..

Raised by R. J. Evison, United Kingdom. Introduced in 1989.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
bright yellow 2 m big V, VI, VII, VIII, IXV, VI, VII, VIII, IX N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Kaiser'PBR BLUSHING BRIDESMAID
Clematis 'Kaiser'PBR BLUSHING BRIDESMAID

A highly attractive Japanese cultivar of double, pink flowers 10-14 cm in diameter, consisting of numerous sepals varying from elliptic to narrow – needle-shaped, bright-pink, sometimes nearly red that acquire green splashes in cold weather. Stamens and s..

Raised by F. Miyata i K. Miyazaki (Japan) in 1994.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
dark pink 1 m medium 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 '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, XVI, VII, VIII, IX, X 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 '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, 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 '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, VIIIV, VI, VIII S, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Ai-Nor'
Clematis 'Ai-Nor'

A Russian variety of an interesting flower colour. Flowers 10-12 cm in diameter, usually have 6 elliptic, pale pink sepals in a warm delicate hue with darker tips and yellow anthers on white filaments. New growth is purple-coloured. Attaches itself to the..

Raised by M.A. Beskaravainaya (USRR). Named in 1972.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pale pink 2-2.5 m big V, VI, VII, VIIIV, VI, 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 'Akaishi'
Clematis 'Akaishi'

A Japanese cultivar with attractive large bicolor flowers. Purple-crimson sepals with wavy edges and a broad vivid red bar along the center. Creamy filaments tipped with crimson anthers. In direct sunlight flowers fade and wither quickly. Only light pruni..

Introduced by Sakata no Tane Co., Japan
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-purple with a red central bar 2-3 m big V, VI, IXV, VI, IX N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Alba Luxurians'
Clematis 'Alba Luxurians'

A charming climber, moderately strong-growing, healthy and undemanding. Intriguing white, tinted with green flowers with very deep purple anthers. Best grown in a sunny position. Suitable for growing over fences, pergolas and arbors. It can clamber over n..

Raised by R. Veitch, United Kingdom 1900.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white-green 3 m medium 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 'Albina Plena'
Clematis 'Albina Plena'

A very valuable Swedish cultivar, raised as a hybrid of Clematis faurieri and Clematis sibirica. Charming double flowers of the shape of an open bell, 6-8 cm across, slightly nodding. White sepals with pale yellow stamens. Main and the most profuse flower..

Raised by M. Johnson, Sweden 1982.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
white, double 3-4 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 'Alionushka'
Clematis 'Alionushka'

Bell-shaped, nodding, rose-pink flowers with pale yellow anthers. A beautiful herbaceous clematis with raised, non-clinging stems (as in climbing rose). When no support is provided, it scrambles over the ground. Looks lovely when intermingled with other p..

Raised by A. N. Volosenko-Valenis, Ukraine. Named in 1969.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink, bell-shaped 1-2 m medium 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 'Andromeda'
Clematis 'Andromeda'

A moderately fast growing cultivar with bicolor flowers: creamy pink with a vivid pink stripe at the center of the sepals. Yellow stamens. Semi-double flowers are borne from the end of May to the end of June. In September it repeats flowering, abounding w..

Raised by K. Pyne, United Kingdom.Introduced in 1994.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
creamy pink with a stripe, single or semi-double 2-3 m big V, VI, IXV, VI, 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 '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, IXVII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3 (hard) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 3 - 9Zones 3 - 9

Clematis 'Arabella' (1994)
Clematis 'Arabella' (1994)

From June to October mid-blue flowers with conspicuous cream anthers are abundantly scattered over the whole plant. Very free flowering over a long period. A charming climber with raised, non-clinging stems (as in climbing rose). When no support is provid..

Raised by B. Fretwell, United Kingdom 1990.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
violet-blue 1.5-2 m small VI, VII, VIII, IX, XVI, VII, VIII, IX, X S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3 (hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9

Clematis 'Asao'
Clematis 'Asao'

A moderately fast growing Japanese cultivar with large bicolor flowers: deep pink with a white central bar and yellow anthers, from May to September. It doesn’t like extremely hot, sunny areas. Excellent for growing over fences, walls, arbors, pergolas, t..

Raised by Kazushige Ozawa, Japan 1971.
Color of flowers Plants height Flowers size Flowering month Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
pink-red 2-3 m big V, VI, VIII, IXV, VI, VIII, IX N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
N, E, W 2 (light) 4 - 9Zones 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, 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 '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, IXVI, VII, VIII, IX S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9
Aspect Pruning way Frost hardiness
S, E, W 3-2 (rather hard) 4 - 9Zones 4 - 9