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Clematis 'The Heroes of Warsaw'

Medium-sized to large, red-violet to dark purple-violet flowers with reddish shading on bar, outside silvery. Filaments white; connectives yellow; anthers yellow.

The name refers to the original parent Clematis 'Warszawska Nike'. The monument in Warsaw, "Warszawska Nike", commemorates The Heroes of Warsaw 1939-1945: civilians and soldiers who fought the German invasion of September 1939 and the subsequent German occupation. This new variety is tetraploid Clematis 'Warszawska Nike'.

  
Group:Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJun Jul Aug
USDA zones: infodot4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning:Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by:S Marczynski, A Majewska-Sawka, A Kunicka
Country of origin:Poland
Date raised: infodotr2010 n2019 i2020
Parentage: infodot Tetraploid of 'Warszawska Nike' ('Warsaw Nike')
Other name(s):None known
  
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 10-14cm
Tepals: 5-6; 5-7cm long × 3-4.5cm wide, ribbed, broadly elliptic, overlapping, wavy-margined to occasionally jagged at rounded apex margin

Database entry: 4305