Clematis koreana Simplicity

Clematis Simplicity

Small, pale cream nodding flowers with the tiniest hint of purple speckles on the outside of the petals are produced on Clematis koreana 'Simplicity' during the spring.

Clematis koreana 'Simplicity' was raised by Vince and Sylvia Denny of England in 1999. It was originally known as 'Denny's koreana Number 2'.

How to grow

This non-evergreen climber can be grown against a trellis, garden fence, wall, arches, pillars, pergolas, clambering over tree stumps or through large shrubs in the flower border.

Simplicity 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): H4 (to -10C)
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (8) 10F / -12C


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