Clematis for the Frozen North!
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Early, Challenging   Super Early, Super Easy   Fast, Very Easy   Don't Climb Very Easy  
Super Hardy, Very Easy   Midsummer, Very Easy   Cupped Flowers, Easy

Early Bloomers, Challenging

These are the plants that most people think of when we say, "Clematis".
They bloom in late May or early June and have large, flat flowers.
Some varieties will repeat bloom in late summer.
These varieties are slow to mature, less robust than other types
and sometimes can be a pain in the neck. If you've never grown clematis,
we recommend you start with plants from another section.

Many authorities recommend treating these varteties as "moderate prune" clematis.
However, we respectfully disagree: Please see our
Pruning Primer
for more information.

Bees Jubilee

Bees Jubilee
6 to 8 feet

chantilly

Chantilly
6 to 8 feet

Daniel Deronda

Daniel Deronda
8 to 10 feet

Elsa Spath

Elsa Spath
6 to 8 feet

Eyer's Gift

Eyer's Gift
10 to 12 feet

Fleuri

Fleuri
3 to 4 feet

Multi Blue

Multi Blue
6 to 10 feet

natascha

Natascha
6 to 8 feet

Pink Champagne

Pink Champagne
8 to 10 feet

Sano No Mirasaki

Sano No Mirasaki
Up to 4 feet

Starburst

Starburst
5 to 6 feet

Suzy Mac

Suzy Mac
6 to 8 feet

Teshio

Teshio
6 to 8 feet

Vancouver Mystic Gem

Vancouver Mystic Gem
6 to 8 feet

Vino

Vino
6 to 8 feet

Westerplatte

Westerplatte
Up to 6 feet

Super Early and Super Easy!

These clematis are GREAT choices for beginners:
They start the clematis season with very early blooms, usually with the lilacs.
They have bell shaped, nodding flowers, followed by handsome seed heads.
All are very winter hardy - our customers in Alaska love them!
We've never (knock on wood!) had diseases on these varieties.
No Pruning Needed!

Markham's Pink

Markham's Pink
6 to 8 feet

Pink Flamingo

Pink Flamingo
10 to 12 feet

Pamela Jackman

Pamela Jackman
8 to 12 feet

Stolwijk Gold

Stolwijk Gold
6 to 10 feet

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Summer Bloomers, Fast Growers, Very Easy

These plants are great choices for beginners:
They grow quickly and often bloom well the second year.
They are all quite tall, usually between 8 and 12 feet.
They produce huge quantities of relatively small flowers.
Many are downward facing and at least a little bell shaped.
They are extremely disease resistant and winter hardy.
All of them belong to the
Full Prune catagory.

abundance

Abundance
8 to 10 feet

Alba Luxurians

Alba Luxurians
8 to 10 feet

Brocade/

Brocade
10 to 12 feet

Emelia Plater

Emilia Plater
8 to 10 feet

huldine

Huldine
12 to 15 feet

Kermesina

Kermesina
9 to 12 feet

Pagoda

Pagoda
6 to 8 feet

Polish Spirit

Polish Spirit
10 to 12 feet

rubromarginata

Rubromarginata
8 to 10 feet

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Clematis that don't climb! Very Easy!

These clematis don't climb; they will sprawl unless provided with support.
Most grow 3 to 4 feet tall and many have the downward facing bell shaped flowers.
Some varieties are lightly fragrant, especially when planted in full sun.
Lots of them are good choices for growing in containers.
They are virtually wilt free, although they are sometimes prone to powdery mildew.
Full Prune in late winter or early spring.

alionushka

Alionushka
3 to 6 feet

arabella

Arabella
3 to 6 feet

Pamiat Serdtsa

Pamiat Serdtsa
6 to 8 feet

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Rooguchi
6 to 8 feet

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The Kivistik Collection:
Summer Bloomers, Super Winter Hardy, Very Easy!

The Kivistik Clematis are bred in Estonia, close to the Arctic Circle
and bloom on the current year's growth. They are rarely over 6 feet tall,
and die back to the ground each winter. Although we list these plants as
" Full Prune", most years all you will have to do is remove the dead stems
at ground level. Most of them bloom in Maine from late June on,
as long as it doesn't get too hot.

For more information, see our Kivistik Clematis page.

Kotkas

Kotkas
5 to 6 feet

Piilu

Little Duckling
Up to 4 feet

Miniseelik

Miniseelik
5 to 6 feet

Minister

Minister
5 to 6 feet

ruutel

Ruutel
5 to 6 feet

Summer Bloomers, Large Flowers, Very Easy

These clematis will flower starting in July and they will give you summer-long color.
These plants are winter hardy and disease resistant. The flowers are flat
and a little smaller than the early flowered type. They make up for the
difference in size by making lots of blooms!
Plants in this group are
Full Prune.

Comtesse

Comtesse de Bouchaud
6 to 8 feet

Dorothy Walton

Dorothy Walton
10 to 12 feet

Jackmanii

Jackmanii
10 to 12 feet

Kardynal Wyszynski

Kardynal Wyszynski
7 to 9 feet

Madame Baron-Veillard

Madame Baron-Veillard
12 to 15 feet

margaret_hunt

Margaret Hunt
8 to 10 feet

Prince Charles

Prince Charles
6 to 8 feet

Rouge Cardinal

Samaritan Jo
3 to 4 feet

Victoria

Victoria
10 to 12 feet

Warsaw Nike

Warsaw Nike
6 to 8 feet

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Summer Bloomers, Cupped Flowers, Easy

This group of plants is hardy from Texas to Newfoundland!
Flowers are upward facing, usually tulip-shaped and quite small.
Important: Give them a light, even gravelly, soil and full sun.
Full Prune in late winter or early spring.

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Duchess of Albany
8 to 12 feet

Gravetye Beauty

Gravetye Beauty
6 to 8 feet

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Species Clematis!

Species clematis are the "wild" forms of clematis as they are found in Nature. They appreciate plenty of sun
and well drained soil. Grow one or more of these rare beauties
and you'll really have a "Horse of a Different Color" in your garden!
Full Prune in late winter or early spring.

Mandshurica

Mandshurica
6 to 10 feet


Serratifolia
12 to 15 feet

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