A new, healthy variety, bred in 1984 in a convent by the Jesuit priest Stefan Franczak / Poland. The name stands for the creative energy of the Polish people during the dark aftermath of the war from 1945. The flower has 4 - 6 petals, is somewhat smaller than 'Etoile Violette' and flowers less profusely though for almost another month. Foliage is very lush, dense and rich green. Due to its health and vigour it can easily replace the legendary though mildew susceptible Clematis 'Jackmanii ' even if it doesn't quite match the flower size. For all these reasons we have listed 'Polish Spirit' among the medium-sized hybrids in our assortment. For trellises ca. 3 - 5m high, flowers 6 - 11cm, flowering time June to September (October). Refer to our general information for location, pruning, suitable cable systems etc.
('Polish Spirit' belongs either to Clematis viticella or the C. 'Jackmanii' group)