Plant Type: Clematis
A large flowered variety, blooms measure 4-5" in diameter. Exquisite deep blue, double flowers; central tepals and points of petals are both light silvery-blue. Flowers go through many stages; the center petals are small when the flowers are young, then expand as the guard petals age. Therefore, some flowers will look double and others will look single depending on their maturity. Blooms from May to June and again from August to October. Performs best in light shade.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Clematis can be grown in full sun or light shade, but its base and roots must be completely shaded. You may need to plant a small shrub or large perennial directly in front of its rootball to keep it cool and shaded. The time to prune this group is in late winter or early spring. Dead and weak shoots should be removed and the remaining shoots cut back to 6-9 inches above a couple of well-developed buds
Flower ColorDeep blue
Aster-New York (Aster dumosus), Bee Balm (Monarda ), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), Coneflower-Purple (Echinacea purpurea), Iris-Dwarf (Iris ), Peony-Japanese (Paeonia ), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos), Salvia-Perennial (Salvia nemorosa), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Speedwell-Austrian (Veronica austriaca)
Plant Height5-10 ft.
Soil MoistureAverage water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Climbing, Specimen, Border, Cut flower or foliage
Bloom TimeMay to June/August to October
Critter ResistanceDeer and rabbit resistant
ExposureFull sun to part shade