Clematis Earthquake 'Bieszczady'

Clematis Earthquake 'Bieszczady'

This showy introduction from master Polish hybridizer Szczepan Marczynski produces a flurry of very large 5-7”, vibrant pink flowers with white bars which form a pretty star shaped pattern in the center of each blossom.  Dark purple anthers and white filaments add terrific contrast. 

These single blossoms are produced over a very long period from late June into September.  Attractive spiral shaped seed heads are formed after the flowers are spent. 

A member of:
Group 3—Late flowering cultivars
These varieties bloom first on new growth beginning in midsummer, and then again on new shoots in early fall. The second round will likely produce smaller flowers than the first and flowers that were double the first time may be single the second time. 

Though their growth habit makes them difficult to prune, it can be done in late winter or early spring. All shoots can be cut back to the previous year's wood, just above the base of the plant. This pruning is necessary to avoid getting a bare