Clematis Charissima

Charissima clematis flower

Clematis 'Charissima' has large, single cerise-pink flowers with a deeper pink stripe and pink veins to each of the petals and maroon-red centres during May and June. This wonderful non-evergreen climber with mid-green coloured leaves is particularly pretty and would look lovely grown up a trellis, garden wall, fence, pergola, archway, or allow to ramble through a large shrub or tree. It is also suitable for containers supported with bamboo canes or an obelisk for a stunning display on your patio.

Clematis 'Charissima' was raised by Walter Pennell of Pennell and Sons nursery and named in 1974 by Sheila Gilbert, an employee at the nursery.

Charissima characteristics


  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: Less than 1m / 3ft


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


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Flower colour: Pink
  • Flowering month: May June
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous