Clematis alpina

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Alpine Clematis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Ranunculaceae
Genus: Clematis
Species: C. alpina
Binomial name
Clematis alpina

Clematis alpina or Alpine Clematis is a flowering deciduous vine of the genus Clematis. Like many members of that genus, it is prized by gardeners for its showy flowers. It bears 1 to 3-inch spring flowers on long stalks in a wide variety of colors.[1] C. alpina is native to Europe; in the United States it grows best in American Horticultural Society zones 9 to 6,[1] which are generally found in the southern USA.[2][3]

Cultivars include the pale pink 'Willy,' dark blue 'Helsingborg,' and lavender blue 'Pamela Jackman.'[1]

C. alpina 'Pamela Jackman'[4] has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.


  1. ^ a b c Bender, Steve, ed. (January 2004). "The Southern Living Garden Book". The Southern Living Garden Book (2nd ed.). Birmingham, Alabama: Oxmoor House. p. 251. ISBN 0-376-03910-8. 
  2. ^ "Plant Heat-Zone Map" (PDF). American Horticultural Society. Retrieved 15 Sep 2009. 
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Clematis alpina". Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Clematis alpina 'Pamela Jackman'". Retrieved 14 July 2013.