Clematis Westerplatte
Clematis Westerplatte

Clematis Westerplatte

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Bearing large, single, deep red velvety flowers in early summer, Clematis Westerplatte is sometimes followed by a second flush of flowers in late summer. Mature blossoms have brighter red stamens, taking on a blue tinted edges later in the season. Raised by Brother Stefan Franczak of Poland, it was named in honour of the heroic stand by the Polish First Armoured Brigade stationed on the peninsular of Westerplatte in Gdansk Bay during WWII. 


Clematis need their roots to be cool and their heads in the sun, so plant with roots shaded by other plants. Use Clematis ‘Westerplatte’ to add bold colour to a plain background, such as a fence or wall, or train up an obelisk for a show stopping display. 


Flowers: May - June, August - September

  • Moist, well drained soil
  • Full sun or partial shade
  • East, South, West-facing aspects
  • Fully hardy
  • Group 2 pruning
  • As Clematis like cool roots, try to position so that the roots will be shaded from the sun by another plant. 
  • Bear in mind the space they will need to climb and provide a suitable structure - trellis, wall, fence or other plant - to climb through
  • Can be a skin irritant and harmful to pets if ingested