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Late, Large-flowered Clematis 'Warszawska Nike'


Family: Ranunculaceae (ra-nun-kew-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Clematis (KLEM-uh-tiss) (Info)
Cultivar: Warszawska Nike
Additional cultivar information:(aka Warsaw Nike, Midnight Showers)
Hybridized by Franczak
Registered or introduced: 1986
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Late Large-flowered


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Bloom Color:

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Flower Fragrance:

No fragrance

Bloom Shape:


Bloom Diameter:

Medium - 2 to 5 inches (5 to 12 cm)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us


Unknown - Tell us

Pruning Groups:

Group 3 - Summer/Fall bloomers; prune hard in early spring

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

By grafting

By serpentine layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:


San Jose, California

Mackinaw, Illinois

Ellicott City, Maryland

Dewitt, Michigan

Trenton, Michigan

Natchez, Mississippi

Morristown, New Jersey

Cincinnati, Ohio

Morton, Pennsylvania

Clarksville, Tennessee

Springfield, Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 23, 2006, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Received The Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 2002.


On Jun 2, 2006, winging from Cincinnati, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:

Also known as Midnight Showers. Mine tends to ramble versus climb, but it can be trained upwards.


On Jun 12, 2005, teatimer from Lavrica
Slovenia (Zone 7a) wrote:

Nike has been in our garden for four years now. It's one of the most robust clematis plants that we've had. The stems are more resilient than most others apart from the montanas; it blooms heavily and takes winters well.