Issue 54 More Clematis Cultivars

There are so many clematis that it didn’t seem fair to leave you with just the few cultivars that we talked about in “Clematis” in Garden Gate magazine. So I put a list together of some more of my favorite clematis cultivars and species. In the article, I grouped them by their pruning group, so that’s how I’ll divide them here.

Group A

Group A clematis
Name Zones Heigh Comments
‘Blue Bird’ 3 to 9 / 9 to 1 10 ft. 2-in., semidouble, bell-shaped flowers of blue-mauve; Mid- to late spring with a few more flowers in late summer
‘Bowl of Beauty’ 7 to 9 / 9 to 1 20 ft. 2-in., white flowers early to midspring; armandii cultivar
Clematis armandii 7 to 9 / 9 to 1 20 ft. Single, fragrant, 2-in., white flowers; evergreen foliage
Clematis occidentalis 3 to 9 / 9 to 1 6 ft. Blue to violet, nodding, 1 1/2-in. flowers; late spring to early summer
‘Continuity’ 8 to 9 / 9 to 1 7 ft. Tall, 2-in., single, pale-pink flowers; early to late summer
‘Fragrant Spring’ 7 to 9 / 9 to 1 20 to 30 ft. Saucer-shaped; fragrant; light pink-mauve flowers mid- to late spring; bronze foliage
‘G. Steffner’ 3 to 9 / 9 to 1 12 ft. Two-tone flowers of violet petals with cream centers; 4-in., nodding flowers; early to late spring
‘Gothenburg’ 7 to 9 /9 to 1 20 ft. Montana cultivar; single, creamy pink, 2-in. flowers late spring to early summer; dark-green leaves with a silver streak down the center
‘White Moth’ 3 to 9 /9 to 1 6 ft. 1-in., nodding, white flowers early to midspring
‘Willy’ 3 to 9 / 9 to 1 10 ft. Single, nodding, pale-pink flowers; mid- to late spring; sometimes a few blooms in late summer

Group B

‘Mrs. Cholmondeley’
‘Niobe’ ‘Ramona’ and ‘General Sikorski’
‘Marie Boisselot’
Group B clematis
Name Zones Height Comments
‘Barbara Jackman’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 8 ft. 5-in., blue-mauve with a crimson stripe; late spring to early summer
‘Beauty of Worcester’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 8 ft. Red-purple, double and semidouble flowers up to 6 in. across; late spring, reblooms in early summer with single flowers
‘Carnaby’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 8 ft. 7-in., single, raspberry-pink flowers with a dark-pink stripe; late spring to late summer
‘Chalcedony’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 10 ft. 6-in., ice-blue, double flowers late spring to early summer; reblooms with double flowers in late summer
‘Charissima’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 10 ft. 6- to 8-in., cerise-pink flowers; late spring to early summer and reblooms in late summer
‘Countess of Lovelace’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 8 ft. 7-in., blue-mauve flowers; double flowers late spring to early summer; reblooms with single flowers early autumn
‘Daniel Deronda’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 10 ft. 8-in. flowers; dark-blue-purple; sometimes semidouble; flowers late spring to late summer
‘General Sikorski’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 8 ft. 6-in., single flowers of purple-blue with a red tint; summer to early autumn; AKA ‘Judwiga Teresa’
Josephine ? 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 8 ft. 5-in., double flowers; shades of pink with green highlights; double flowers early summer into early autumn
‘Kiri Te Kanawa’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 8 ft. 6-in., deep-purple-blue, double flowers late spring to early summer; reblooms with double but smaller flowers
‘Marie Boisselot’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 10 ft. 7-in., single, creamy white flowers; summer to early autumn
‘Mrs. Cholmondeley’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 12 ft. 7-in., pale-blue-mauve flowers; late spring to summer
‘Niobe’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 8ft. 6-in., wine-red-flowers; late spring to early autumn
‘Ramona’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 10 ft. 6-in., single lavender-blue; early to late summer; AKA ‘Hybrida Sieboldii’
‘Will Goodwin’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 10 ft. 6-in., single, lavender-blue flowers; early summer to early autumn

Group C

‘Ernest Markham’
‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’ ‘Polish Spirit’
‘Jackmanii’
Group C clematis
Name Zones Height Comments
‘Alba Luxurians’ 3 to 9 / 9 to 1 12 ft. 3-in., single, white flowers; midsummer to early autumn
‘Beauty of Richmond’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 12 ft. 7-in., pale-lavender-blue flowers early to midsummer
‘Betty Corning’ 3 to 9 / 9 to 1 10 ft. 2-in., nodding bells of pale-blue-pink; early summer to early autumn; light fragrance
‘Bill MacKenzie’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 20 ft. 2 1/2-in., bright-yellow bells; early to late summer
‘Comtesse de Bouchaud’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 8 ft. 6-in., single, pink flowers; early to late summer
‘Ernest Markham’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 12 ft. Rich-red, single, 6-in. flowers; early to late summer; can also be pruned as a group B
‘Etoile Violette’ 3 to 9 / 9 to 1 13 ft. 3-in., purple flowers; mid- to late summer
‘Golden Harvest’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 12 ft. Tangutica cultivar with deep-yellow, 4-petaled flowers; mid- to late summer
‘Hagley Hybrid’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 8 ft. 6-in., shell-pink flowers; early summer to autumn
‘Huldine’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 14 ft. 3- to 4-in., pearly white flowers midsummer into fall
‘Jackmanii’ 3 to 9 / 9 to 1 12 ft. 4-in., single, dark-velvet-purple flowers; early to late summer
‘Jan Pawel II’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 10 ft. Creamy white to pink, 5-in. flowers; mid- to late summer
‘Madame Julia Correvon’ 3 to 9 / 9 to 1 13 ft. 4-in., rich, claret-red, single flowers; mid- to late summer
‘Polish Spirit’ 3 to 9 / 9 to 1 10 ft. 3 1/2-in., single, dark-purple flowers; midsummer to early autumn
‘Rouge Cardinal’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 8 ft. 5-in., rich, velvety red flowers; early to late summer
‘Ville de Lyon’ 4 to 9 / 9 to 1 12 ft. 6-in., single, cherry red flowers with pink veins; early to late summer
Clematis sources

Where to Get Clematis

Busse Gardens 17160 245th Ave. Big Lake, MN 55309 800-544-3192 http://www.bussegardens.com Completely Clematis Specialty Nursery 217 Argilla Road Ipswich, MA 01938-2617 978-356-3197 http://www.clematisnursery.com Joy Creek Nursery 20300 N.W. Watson Road Scappoose, OR 97056 503-543-7474 http://www.joycreek.com White Flower Farm P.O. Box 50 Litchfield, CT 06759-0050 800-503-9624 http://www.whiteflowerfarm.com