Clematis 'Polish Spirit'

Clematis ‘Polish Spirit’


  • Botanical name: Clematis 'Polish Spirit'
  • Common name: Clematis
  • Family: Ranunculaceae
  • Plant Type: Climber, Perennial, Deciduous
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Clematis ‘Polish Spirit’ bears rich purple-blue flowers from mid-summer to early autumn. Growth is very vigorous and the plant retains its foliage well throughout the season. It’s perfect for growing up a trellis or fence, and may also be trained to scramble through trees and shrubs. A viticella clematis, it shows good resistance to clematis wilt.


Grow Clematis ‘Polish Spirit’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. As with all late-flowering clematis, ‘Polish Spirit’ falls into Pruning Group Three: simply cut stems back to the lowest pair of buds in February or March.

How to grow Clematis 'Polish Spirit'

  • Plant size

    4m height

    90cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

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Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Clematis 'Polish Spirit' and wildlife

Clematis 'Polish Spirit' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Clematis 'Polish Spirit' poisonous?

Clematis 'Polish Spirit' can be toxic.

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No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Clematis 'Polish Spirit'


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