Clematis Black Tea

This outstanding variety of Clematis is perfect for patio containers and displays or can be planted in the ground, trained against a trellis, pergola, garden fence, wall or even allowed to ramble through the flower border among other plants. Clematis 'Black Tea' is a non-evergreen climber which has very dark coloured flowers, these being a mixture of deep purple and red with a dark red stripe and reddish-purple and white centres produced over a long period from late spring until early summer, then again in late summer and early autumn.

Clematis 'Black Tea' was raised by Hiroshi Hayakawa of Japan in 1995.

Black Tea characteristics


  • Height after 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
  • Spread after 10 years: 1m-2m / 3ft-7ft


  • Cold hardiness (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (6) -10F / -23C


  • Country of origin: Japan
  • Flowering month: May June August September
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous