Clematis Rhapsody

Rhapsody clematis flower

Clematis 'Rhapsody' has the most wonderful, vivid blue flowers, the colour of which deepens further as they age with cream centres from July to August. This free flowering variety is definitely worth a place in the garden, and can happily climb up a trellis, pergola, along a fence or wall, or planted in a container on the patio supported by an obelisk.

Clematis 'Rhapsody' is attributed to Frank Watkinson of Doncaster and to Barry Fretwell of Peveril Clematis Nursery, England.

Rhapsody 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: United Kingdom
  • Flower colour: Blue
  • Flowering month: July August
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - young: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Yellow
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous