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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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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

Positive winging 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.

Positive teatimer 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.


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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