Most important features of Early Large-flowered Group:
- bloom in May-June on old wood, repeat bloom in summer on new shoots,
- reach a height of 1.5 m-4m,
- have large flowers with a diameter of 10-25cm (single, semi-double, full),
- are hardy (zones 4-9),
- require low-cut (cut with all the stems at an altitude of 100 to 150 cm);
- in the case of young plants in the first year after planting will cut stems at a height of about 30cm-for better propagate plants, in the second year we cut them at the height of 70cm, and in the third year at the height of 100-150cm. The younger or weaker plants that we cut it down.
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 staminodia are of green hue but they turn pink when full blown. Free-flowering from May till June. Flowers cover the plant tightly, nearly from the very bottom to the top. Light green leaves usually consist of three pointed elliptic leaflets. Reaches 1–1.5 m height. Climbs by means of leaf petiolae. Suitable for growing over obelisks and other low garden supports as well as low trellises. Well-adjusted to container cultivation. Awards: bronze medal at Plantarium'2013 in Booskop; bronze medal at Zieleń to Życie'2013 in Warsaw; golden medal at Flowers-Expo'2013 in Moscow.
The latest and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful of Clematis. Beautiful, large flowers are always full. Blooms very liberally by June and July, as well as awards like a mass of white flowers, which reach a diameter of 12-15 cm. With colder weather, the flowers may appear...
A Polish variety raised by Szczepan Marczyński, introduced in the market in summer 2012 . Flowers on old wood are semi-full, 12 – 18 cm in diameter, with sepals longer on the outside and gradually shorter towards the center. Sepals are light pink with a darker, deeper pink blush on the edges and in the central bar. Single flowers on new shoots, 10 – 12 cm in diameter, usually with 6 slightly twisting, pale pink sepals. Stamens with light yellow anthers on creamy filaments. Flowers are borne at the end of May till July and reappear, although less profusely, in August - September. Reaches 2m height. Attaches itself to the support by means of twining leaf petioles. Suitable for growing along trellises, poles and other kinds of garden supports. It looks pretty climbing over natural supports such as deciduous or coniferous shrubs as well as over dwarf shrubs that don’t require hard pruning. It looks best displayed against dark background.
Beautiful, new variety raised by Szczepan Marczyński. Flowers on old wood are full. They are 14-15 cm in diameter, creamy-pink, sharp-pointed. On new shoots appear single flowers with a darker border, usually facing upwards. In the middle ...
Japanese, unusual variety of double, rosette-like flowers 12-15 cm in diameter, consisting of about 120 sepals. Sepals are elliptic, pointy, slightly wavy and pointing down. Light green when still buds (which refers to the name of the plant - 'Midori' means green in Japanese)...
A very interesting Japanese cultivar with double flowers 11-14 cm in diameter, consisting of more than 60 sepals. They are lanceolate, pointed, slightly wavy, with tips pointing downwards. Light green buds, with pink margins, become white when opening. The anthers...
Beautiful Polish cultivar bred by Polish plantsman Szczepan Marczyński, named after the Jesuit brother Stefan Franczak (1917-2009). Has a bright blue flowers with a lighter stripe along the midrib, whitening towards the centre. The flowers are 6-10 cm in diameter, consist of...
Polish variety raised by Szczepan Marczyński, available for purchase from summer 2012. Flowers are 10-12 cm in diameter, of white-blue colour, full, round or semi-spherical when full-blown (30-50 sepals), both on old and new wood. Elliptical, pointed and slightly wavy sepals, pointing down. Darker on the edges and lighter in the middle and at the base. 1-5 cm length and 1-4cm width. Stamens consist of yellow anthers on white-cream filaments. Light-yellow pistils. Blooms profusely nearly from the very bottom of the plant in June-July. It usually continues flowering in August, although less profusely. Simple or trifoliate leaves are 7-10 cm long and 4-6cm wide, glossy light-green with purple petioles and new leaves’ edges. Reaches 2m in height. Attaches itself to the support by means of twining leaf petioles. Suitable for growing along trellises, poles and other kinds of lower garden supports. It could climb natural supports such as deciduous or coniferous shrubs. Thrives in sunny sites and looks particularly well displayed against dark background.