2021

RSF Clematis List

Alaina late spring to early fall The large flowers open deep creamy pink and fade as they mature which gives a range of shades of pink. The six broad petals are round and are sometimes slightly twisted, the center has contrasting yellow anthers making a very attractive flower. A great choice for a container or small garden. Grows well in shade. Prune group 2 or 3
Blue Light June – Sept. Pale blue to blue-violet double flowers.  Prune group 2
Candida late spring and possible fall Free-flowering vine produces attractive, huge pure white blooms with light yellow stamens. Brilliant display of color on the vine as it climbs on fences, trellises, arbors. Deciduous. Full sun. Prune group 2
Charmaine spring and summer An amazing Double flowered or semi-double flowered Clematis. Flowers are between 4-6″ in diameter and plants has slighter darker shiny foliage. Marvellous in containers and for growing up an obelisk or over pergolas or arches. Prune group 3
Dutchess of Edinburgh early summer The Duchess is an unstoppable showoff, quickly climbing any arbor or trellis to display massive double blooms with feathery petals. The outstanding pure white blossoms first appear in early summer with a second flush in late summer that are semi-double or single-petaled. Grows to 8-10′ tall. Plant in full sun to partial shade in well-drained soil. Mulch to keep roots cool and moist. Prune group 2
Fuyu No Tabi spring, summer Fuyu-no-tabi, or Winter’s Journey, is a hybrid from Japan that blooms a flush of creamy white sepals with dark red stamens in early summer and repeats later in the season. Can handle full sun if roots are protected, and will do well with partial shade, especially in warmer zones. Prune group 2
General Sikorski summer General Sikorski produces a profusion of large 6 to 8-inch dark lavender blooms in early summer then repeats again in September. Prune group 2
Hakuba Hakuba opens with a blush of lilac-blue and matures white in full sun. A very compact selection, Hakuba is fine grown in a container or even scrambling around the front of your perennial border. It blooms in late spring and repeats well in late summer. Prune group 2
HF Young late spring, early summer H F Young produces lovely, pale blue flowers with creamy yellow stamens. Blooms fully in late spring with a strong repeat at the end of the summer. Flowers can be up to 8 inches across. Prune group 2
Huvi late spring to early fall This compact climber displays a profusion of large, scarlet flowers nearly continuously from late spring to summer. Adds beautiful vertical interest to any garden fence or trellis. A great choice for a container or left to meander through shrub beds. Deciduous. Prune group 3
Ibi late spring and late summer It’s an introduction from Japan where it was named for a local river. The smooth, white flowers contrast nicely with the reddish purple anthers. Hints of pink can be seen in the petals depending on growing conditions.  Prune group 2
Jackmanii early to late summer The most popular and reliable of the clematis vines. Showy deep purple-violet flowers cover this climbing vine throughout most of the summer. An excellent vine for adding vertical interest to the landscape on a fence or trellis, or along rock walls. Prune group 2 or 3
Jackmanii superba July – Sept Rich velvet purple, 5″ open flowers. More rounded and slightly larger flower than Jackmanii. Prune group 3
Kasugai June – Sept. Gorgeous blue-violet colored flowers with a white tip on the end of each tepal, having 6-8 tepals, the flower diameter is a large 15-16 cm (6”). Creamy white anthers in a large cluster accents this lovely clematis.  Prune group 3
Little Duckling (Piilu) May – Oct Considered as one of the heaviest-blooming Clematis. Clematis Piilu brings 4″ flowers continually from May right through October. The pale purple-pink petals are patterned with a broad dark-pink central streak. The early flowers are double while the later ones are single. Another outstanding characteristic, Piilu blooms from the top of the plant all the way down to the bottom. Prune group 2
Marie Louise Jensen spring and last summer The petals of this lilac-purple clematis have lightly ruffled edges that are slightly deeper in color, giving the flowers a two-tone effect. Blossoms are double in spring and single when they rebloom in late summer. Maria Louis Jensen is a compact variety that grows just 5 to 7 feet tall. Ideal for containers, small spaces, and pairing with other varieties. Prune group 2
Multi blue late spring, early summer & again late summer Very dark blue to purple 4-5″ double flowers with thistle-like pronounced centers of yellow green. Clematis Multi-Blue blooms in June and again in September. This clematis goes through many stages creating a different look at various times. Prune group 2
Paniculata (Sweet Autumn Clematis) Sept & Oct Creamy white 1″ blossoms in profusion from late summer on. Vigorous and easy to grow vines, blooms on new wood. Flowers form silvery seed heads in the fall. Clematis Paniculata is late to wake in spring so don’t be worried if it lags behind other Clematis in leafing out. Prune group 3
Phyllis spring, fall Fully double to semi-double pointy pink flowers abound on this hybrid from down under. Prune group 2
Pink Champagne May, June, Aug, Sept 5″ deep rosy-pink, very free flowering, compact plant. Also known as Kakio, from Japan. Blooms May, June, August, and September. It is a real eye-catcher. Prune group 2
Ristimagi summer A different color combo, Ristimagi has showy violet blue tepals accented by a red-purple central bar and creamy center. It is truly a spectacular performer! Prune group 3
Roguchi June – Sept. bell-shaped flowers are intense deep blue/purple with lighter blue recurved petals. Flowers fade to indigo-blue. This lax clinger is fragrant and very free flowering. Prune group 3
Ruutel spring to summer It has very large deep red flowers up to 8 inches in late spring and again at the end of summer. The dark anthers leave the color effect uninterrupted. Ruutel means knight in Estonian. Prune group 2
Sally spring, summer, fall What an excellent new hybrid from Evison! Medium/compact growth of just 5ft and loads of blooms from spring through summer. The richer pink central bar on each sepal stands out brilliantly.  Prune group 2
Shikou It produces rich purple double flowers. Shikoo is a sport of Clematis The President with similar growth habits to it and Clematis Multiblue. Prune group 2
Stand by Me early summer This non-vining Clematis is completely herbaceous, meaning that it dies back to the ground at the end of the growing season. Blue bell-shaped flowers appear from late May to June, with some rebloom into the later summer months. After it is finished blooming, attractive cream thread-like seed heads appear. New leaves have a bronze cast to the undersides.  Prune group 2
Sweet Summer Love late summer early fall Vibrant shades of lush cranberry/violet in hundreds of starry blossoms. Imagine! A Sweet Autumn Clematis in new colors and blooming earlier and longer. Flowers emerge deep red, turn to purple red, and then mature to violet. Cherry-vanilla fragrance. A spectacular fall show. Prune group 3
Tangutica July-Oct Striking small yellow bell-shaped flowers. Fast growing hardy vine. Prune group 3
Violet Stardust summer This brand new  hybrid is a cross between two species of compact, herbaceous clematis, giving it a beautiful look deserving a place in your garden. It blooms profusely with violet blue flowers with white anthers for a beautiful contrast. Violet Stardust is gorgeous allowed to scramble through the perennial border or trained in supports. Prune group 2
Clematis Prune Groups
Group 1 – Flowers only on old wood (previous year). Prune after spring flowering.
Group 2 – Flowers on both old and new wood. Typically, little pruning should be done for woody-stemmed members of this Group. If cut to the ground or pruned in fall or spring, flowering will be reduced or delayed but not prevented.
Group 3 – Flowers only on new wood. Can be cut to the ground in fall or spring.
Alaina late spring to early fall The large flowers open deep creamy pink and fade as they mature which gives a range of shades of pink. The six broad petals are round and are sometimes slightly twisted, the center has contrasting yellow anthers making a very attractive flower. A great choice for a container or small garden. Grows well in shade. Prune group 2 or 3
Blue Light June – Sept. Pale blue to blue-violet double flowers.  Prune group 2
Candida late spring and possible fall Free-flowering vine produces attractive, huge pure white blooms with light yellow stamens. Brilliant display of color on the vine as it climbs on fences, trellises, arbors. Deciduous. Full sun. Prune group 2
Charmaine spring and summer An amazing Double flowered or semi-double flowered Clematis. Flowers are between 4-6″ in diameter and plants has slighter darker shiny foliage. Marvellous in containers and for growing up an obelisk or over pergolas or arches. Prune group 3
Dutchess of Edinburgh early summer The Duchess is an unstoppable showoff, quickly climbing any arbor or trellis to display massive double blooms with feathery petals. The outstanding pure white blossoms first appear in early summer with a second flush in late summer that are semi-double or single-petaled. Grows to 8-10′ tall. Plant in full sun to partial shade in well-drained soil. Mulch to keep roots cool and moist. Prune group 2
Fuyu No Tabi spring, summer Fuyu-no-tabi, or Winter’s Journey, is a hybrid from Japan that blooms a flush of creamy white sepals with dark red stamens in early summer and repeats later in the season. Can handle full sun if roots are protected, and will do well with partial shade, especially in warmer zones. Prune group 2
General Sikorski summer General Sikorski produces a profusion of large 6 to 8-inch dark lavender blooms in early summer then repeats again in September. Prune group 2
Hakuba Hakuba opens with a blush of lilac-blue and matures white in full sun. A very compact selection, Hakuba is fine grown in a container or even scrambling around the front of your perennial border. It blooms in late spring and repeats well in late summer. Prune group 2
HF Young late spring, early summer H F Young produces lovely, pale blue flowers with creamy yellow stamens. Blooms fully in late spring with a strong repeat at the end of the summer. Flowers can be up to 8 inches across. Prune group 2
Huvi late spring to early fall This compact climber displays a profusion of large, scarlet flowers nearly continuously from late spring to summer. Adds beautiful vertical interest to any garden fence or trellis. A great choice for a container or left to meander through shrub beds. Deciduous. Prune group 3
Ibi late spring and late summer It’s an introduction from Japan where it was named for a local river. The smooth, white flowers contrast nicely with the reddish purple anthers. Hints of pink can be seen in the petals depending on growing conditions.  Prune group 2
Jackmanii early to late summer The most popular and reliable of the clematis vines. Showy deep purple-violet flowers cover this climbing vine throughout most of the summer. An excellent vine for adding vertical interest to the landscape on a fence or trellis, or along rock walls. Prune group 2 or 3
Jackmanii superba July – Sept Rich velvet purple, 5″ open flowers. More rounded and slightly larger flower than Jackmanii. Prune group 3
Kasugai June – Sept. Gorgeous blue-violet colored flowers with a white tip on the end of each tepal, having 6-8 tepals, the flower diameter is a large 15-16 cm (6”). Creamy white anthers in a large cluster accents this lovely clematis.  Prune group 3
Little Duckling (Piilu) May – Oct Considered as one of the heaviest-blooming Clematis. Clematis Piilu brings 4″ flowers continually from May right through October. The pale purple-pink petals are patterned with a broad dark-pink central streak. The early flowers are double while the later ones are single. Another outstanding characteristic, Piilu blooms from the top of the plant all the way down to the bottom. Prune group 2
Marie Louise Jensen spring and last summer The petals of this lilac-purple clematis have lightly ruffled edges that are slightly deeper in color, giving the flowers a two-tone effect. Blossoms are double in spring and single when they rebloom in late summer. Maria Louis Jensen is a compact variety that grows just 5 to 7 feet tall. Ideal for containers, small spaces, and pairing with other varieties. Prune group 2
Multi blue late spring, early summer & again late summer Very dark blue to purple 4-5″ double flowers with thistle-like pronounced centers of yellow green. Clematis Multi-Blue blooms in June and again in September. This clematis goes through many stages creating a different look at various times. Prune group 2
Paniculata (Sweet Autumn Clematis) Sept & Oct Creamy white 1″ blossoms in profusion from late summer on. Vigorous and easy to grow vines, blooms on new wood. Flowers form silvery seed heads in the fall. Clematis Paniculata is late to wake in spring so don’t be worried if it lags behind other Clematis in leafing out. Prune group 3
Phyllis spring, fall Fully double to semi-double pointy pink flowers abound on this hybrid from down under. Prune group 2
Pink Champagne May, June, Aug, Sept 5″ deep rosy-pink, very free flowering, compact plant. Also known as Kakio, from Japan. Blooms May, June, August, and September. It is a real eye-catcher. Prune group 2
Ristimagi summer A different color combo, Ristimagi has showy violet blue tepals accented by a red-purple central bar and creamy center. It is truly a spectacular performer! Prune group 3
Roguchi June – Sept. bell-shaped flowers are intense deep blue/purple with lighter blue recurved petals. Flowers fade to indigo-blue. This lax clinger is fragrant and very free flowering. Prune group 3
Ruutel spring to summer It has very large deep red flowers up to 8 inches in late spring and again at the end of summer. The dark anthers leave the color effect uninterrupted. Ruutel means knight in Estonian. Prune group 2
Sally spring, summer, fall What an excellent new hybrid from Evison! Medium/compact growth of just 5ft and loads of blooms from spring through summer. The richer pink central bar on each sepal stands out brilliantly.  Prune group 2
Shikou It produces rich purple double flowers. Shikoo is a sport of Clematis The President with similar growth habits to it and Clematis Multiblue. Prune group 2
Stand by Me early summer This non-vining Clematis is completely herbaceous, meaning that it dies back to the ground at the end of the growing season. Blue bell-shaped flowers appear from late May to June, with some rebloom into the later summer months. After it is finished blooming, attractive cream thread-like seed heads appear. New leaves have a bronze cast to the undersides.  Prune group 2
Sweet Summer Love late summer early fall Vibrant shades of lush cranberry/violet in hundreds of starry blossoms. Imagine! A Sweet Autumn Clematis in new colors and blooming earlier and longer. Flowers emerge deep red, turn to purple red, and then mature to violet. Cherry-vanilla fragrance. A spectacular fall show. Prune group 3
Tangutica July-Oct Striking small yellow bell-shaped flowers. Fast growing hardy vine. Prune group 3
Violet Stardust summer This brand new  hybrid is a cross between two species of compact, herbaceous clematis, giving it a beautiful look deserving a place in your garden. It blooms profusely with violet blue flowers with white anthers for a beautiful contrast. Violet Stardust is gorgeous allowed to scramble through the perennial border or trained in supports. Prune group 2
Clematis Prune Groups
Group 1 – Flowers only on old wood (previous year). Prune after spring flowering.
Group 2 – Flowers on both old and new wood. Typically, little pruning should be done for woody-stemmed members of this Group. If cut to the ground or pruned in fall or spring, flowering will be reduced or delayed but not prevented.
Group 3 – Flowers only on new wood. Can be cut to the ground in fall or spring.