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 curled light-blue petals resemble Blue Angel, though they have a smoother edge. The flowers are abundant, with the ornamental vein in each petal protruding like an embossing. We've included it in our viticella-assortment for its colour and flower abundance. Emilia Plater is vigorous and robust, very frost-hardy and healthy. Flowers 5 – 7 cm, occasionally to 15 cm. Flowering time June to September -- somewhat longer than the very similar though sensitive 'Prince Charles' from New Zealand. Suitable for potting. Refer to the general information for guidance on location, pruning, suitable cable systems, etc..
('Emilia Plater' is a Clematis viticella)