Plant Type: Clematis
A large-flowered variety. Flowers measure 6-8" in diameter. Deep violet-blue flowers with prominent dark reddish-purple anthers bloom from May-June and again from September-October. Attractive seed heads in fall. A popular variety and strong grower.
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.
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. A thick layer of mulch will also help to keep the soil moist. 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 ColorViolet blue with reddish-purple anthers
Aster-New York (Aster dumosus), Bee Balm (Monarda ), Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida), Iris-Tall Bearded (Iris ), Phlox-Tall Garden (Phlox paniculata), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus ), Shasta Daisy (Leucanthemum superbum), Speedwell-Creeping (Veronica prostrata)
Plant Height8-12 ft.
Soil MoistureAverage water needs
Characteristics & Attributes
Climbing, Cut flower, Specimen, Container, Border
Critter ResistanceDeer and rabbit resistant
ExposureFull sun to part shade