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A viticella type clematis, 'Kiev' was bred in Ukraine and named after its capital city. It boasts dark green leaves and long stems bearing dark, velvety purple-red flowers with yellow filaments and purple anthers. It's ideal for growing up an obelisk or trellis in the herbaceous border, as well as being allowed to scramble through small trees and shrubs.
Being a summer-flowering clematis, 'Kiev' is in Pruning Group 3. Simply cut stems back to the lowest pair of buds in February or March.
Plant type: Deciduous climber
Flower colour: Purple
Foliage colour: Green
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline
Skill level: Experienced
Time to prune: Early spring (Pruning Group 3)
Time to plant: October to May
Flowering period: July to September
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