Bred in 1967 by the Jesuit priest Stefan Franczak from Poland, introduced in 1986, and named after a female Polish resistance fighter (1806 – 1831). A good beginner's clematis, suitable for trellises 2 – 5 metres high. The slightly downward-curling pale lavender-blue petals resemble Blue Angel, but with smoother edges. They bloom profusely, the ornamental vein in each petal emerging like an embossed print. We've included it in our viticella-assortment for its colour and abundance of flowers. Emilia Plater is vigorous and robust, very frost-hardy and healthy. Flowers 5 – 7 cm, sometimes up to 15 cm in diameter. Flowering time June to September -- somewhat longer than the very similar though sensitive 'Prince Charles' from New Zealand. Suitable for potting. Refer to our viticella general information for guidance on location, pruning, suitable cable systems, etc..
Emilia Plater is a Clematis viticella