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Clematis ‘Warsaw Nike’ or ‘Midnight Showers’

Clematis ‘Warszawska Nike’ is part of the Ranunculaceae family of plants. They also call it the Clematis Warszaw, or Clematis Warszawa, Clematis ‘Warsaw Nike’ in France, and Clematis ‘Midnight Showers‘ in the United States.

Clematis 'Warszawska Nike'
Clematis ‘Warszawska Nike’

It is named after a monument to second world war heroes in Poland. Stefan Franczak (1917-2005), a Polish Jesuit and horticulturist specializing in breeding Clematis created this hybrid in 1966.

It is a deciduous climber and it is easy to grow. It can grow to about 10ft or 3m tall. Clematis ‘Warszawska Nike’ flowers in mid-summer to autumn. The flowers are velvety and rich purple. They are 18cm or 7in wide. Usually, they have 6 to 8 sepals that are silvery underneath. It has bright yellow stamens.

How to grow Clematis ‘Warszawska Nike’:

Grow Clematis ‘Warszawska Nike’ in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in moist, fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil. As in other Clematis keep the roots cool by placing a rock or shaded by other plants. When planting, place the crown about 4cm or 2in. below the soil surface to encourage more shoots. Propagate by layering or semi-hardwood cuttings. Watch out for aphids, caterpillars, earwigs or clematis wilt, or slime flux.

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