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'The Heroes of Warsaw'

Medium-sized to large, red-violet to dark purple-violet flowers with reddish shading on bar, outside silvery. Filaments white; connectives yellow; anthers yellow.

The name refers to the original parent Clematis 'Warszawska Nike'. The monument in Warsaw, "Warszawska Nike", commemorates The Heroes of Warsaw 1939-1945: civilians and soldiers who fought the German invasion of September 1939 and the subsequent German occupation. This new variety is tetraploid Clematis 'Warszawska Nike'.

Group: Early large-flowered group
Approximate height: 2.5 - 3.0 metres
Flowering period(s): Jun Jul Aug
USDA zones: 4 5 6 7 8 9
Pruning: Light prune (Group 2)
Raised by: S Marczynski, A Majewska-Sawka, A Kunicka
Country of origin: Poland
Date raised: r2010 n2019 i2020
Parentage: Tetraploid of ‘Warszawska Nike’
Other name(s): None known

Further detail:

Flower diameter: 10-14cm
Tepals: 5-6; 5-7cm long × 3-4.5cm wide, ribbed, broadly elliptic, overlapping, wavy-margined to occasionally jagged at rounded apex margin