Clematis alpina Willy

Willy clematis

Clematis alpina 'Willy' produces delicately pretty, pink, nodding flowers which are dark pink to the base of each petal with creamy yellow centres from April to May.

Clematis alpina 'Willy' was raised by Pieter G. Zwijnenburg of Boskoop, Holland.

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.

Willy characteristics


  • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft


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


  • Country of origin: Netherlands
  • Flowering month: April May
  • Flower form: Single flower (5-8 petals)
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous