Clematis Westerplatte

Westerplatte clematis flower

Clematis 'Westerplatte' is a 'real red' variety with it's simply superb, deep wine-red flowers. The flowers have rounded petals which curve back slightly, given a full appearance to each one with dark red, tipped white centres and can measure up to 6" across. This non-evergreen climber can be grown up a trellis, pergola, along a fence, wall, up through a large shrub within the flower border or planted in a container and placed on the patio to create a beautiful talking point.

Clematis 'Westerplatte' was raised by Brother Stefan Franczak of Warsaw, Poland. It was named after the peninsula that protects the port of Gdansk.


Westerplatte characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
  • Growth habit: Climbing
  • Spread after 10 years: Less than 1m / 3ft

Climate

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

Identification

  • Country of origin: Poland
  • Flower colour: Red
  • 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