22 July 2021
Clematis ‘Jan III Sobieski’
Clematis ‘Jan III Sobieski’ PBR
A Polish variety with velvety, dark red, semi-double and single flowers. Thanks to its compact habit and abundant flowering, it is suitable for cultivation in containers on balconies and terraces. The flowers are large, 13 to 18 cm in diameter, semi-double on last year's shoots, and single on annuals, composed of 6-8 elliptical, slightly wavy, rounded tepals. Stamens composed of yellow anthers mounted on yellow-greenish threads. Some of the stamens turn into decorative staminodes. It blooms from mid-May to mid-July, starting flowering from the very bottom of the plant (20 cm from the base). Single heart-shaped, dark green leaves, whole-edge and tripartite leaves as well as elliptical, sharply pointed leaves. The climber attaches to supports with petioles. Reaches 1.5-2 m in height. The plant prefers light, not too hot, fertile, moderately moist and well-drained soil. Frost resistant variety, useful for growing next to trellises, obelisks and other garden supports, and in large containers on balconies and terraces. It can climb up natural supports, such as coniferous and deciduous shrubs that do not require hard pruning.
Breeder: Szczepan Marczyński, Poland
Market launch: 2021