Plant Type: Clematis
Clematis integrifolia, commonly known as solitary clematis, is a non-climbing, woody-based, herbaceous perennial that typically grows in a dense, upright to sprawling, shrubby mound of undivided leaves to 12-24" tall. Medium green leaves form dense foliage clumps. Solitary, nodding, urn-shaped flowers, each with four twisted sepals and creamy anthers, appear in summer. Caerulea is a cultivar that is noted for porcelain blue flowers (to 1 1/2" long) over a long June-August bloom period. Each flower appears singly atop its own slender stalk. Each flower is followed by an ornamentally-attractive, silvery-green seed head.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Grow in fertile, medium moisture, well-drained, humusy/peaty soils in full sun to part shade. Best flowering occurs in full sun. Light staking/pea sticks helps prevent undue sprawling of plant foliage. Roots should be kept cool, shaded and uniformly moist. Bloom occurs on the current years growth. Stems die back to the woody base each year in fall after frost.
Flower ColorPorcelain blue
Plant Spread1-2 ft.
Plant Height1-2 ft.
Soil MoistureAverage water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Has showy flowers, Mass Plant, Border Front, Rock Garden, Meadows, Cottage Garden
Bloom TimeJune to September
ExposureFull sun to part shade