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Clematis 'Polish Spirit'

Deep purple-blue flowers with a slight purple-red bar. Deep red anthers. Considered easy to grow and ideal for beginners, this cultivar was raised by Brother Stefan Franczak of Poland in 1984 and introduced by Raymond Evison in 1990. 'Polish Spirit' is now generally considered to be a 'Jackmanii' type (and therefore part of the late large-flowered group), rather than a viticella type although this re-classification was somewhat controversial. The variety has received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Group:Late large-flowered group
Approximate height: infodot3.0 - 4.0 metres
Flowering period(s): infodotJul Aug Sep
Aspect:Any aspect
Pruning:Hard prune (Group 3)
Raised by:Stefan Franczak
Country of origin:Poland
Date raised: infodotr1984 i1990
Parentage: infodotUnknown
Other name(s):viticella 'Polish Spirit'
Further detail:  infodot
Flower diameter: 5-10cm
Tepals: 4-6; rhombic, pointed, margin toothed

Database entry: 579

People:  Click the name(s) for information about:

Brother Stefan Franczak
Raymond J Evison