Clematis Honora

Honora clematis flower

Clematis 'Honora' is a wonderful, non-evergreen climber which will happily cover walls, fences, pergolas, trellises or even grow up through a large shrub or tree within the flower border to create a beautiful display with its velvety, royal-purple flowers with a reddish stripe and maroon centres that are produced in great abundance from June to August.

Clematis 'Honora' was discovered and named by Mrs. A. Edwards of Christchurch, New Zealand. The name is Maori.

Honora characteristics


  • Gardening skill: Beginner
  • Flowering duration: Long
  • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
  • 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: New Zealand
  • Flower colour: Red
  • Flowering month: June July August
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous