Produces loads of distinctive blue-violet to pale blue double flowers that are luscious up close. Blooms heavily in spring and a second time in early fall for two season beauty. Deciduous. Full sun with roots in the shade.
Woodland Garden. Clematis is perhaps the most beautiful of all vines for training onto vertical treillage. This ruby colored beauty belongs in courtyards and around outdoor living spaces where the blossoms can be enjoyed close up. They are gorgeous spiraled up wood posts and classical Greek style columns. These plants are also draped over walls and fences in a mass of color. In the Old World they can be found trained into the branches of long dead trees for natural arbor. They are also used as groundcovers to cascade down banks and slopes, and to dangle off retaining wall edges.
Group this beauty with the most beautiful perennials such as Guardian Blue Delphinium, (Delphinium elatum 'Guardian Blue'), Color Flash Lime Astilbe, (Astilbe arendsii 'Beauty of Lisse'), Abbey Road Masterwort, (Astrantia major 'Abbey Road'), Blue Storm Lily of the Nile, (Agapanthus praecox orientalis 'ATIBlu'), and most elegant Volcano White Phlox, (Phlox paniculata 'Barthirtytwo').
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide the support of a trellis or arbor. Roots prefer a cool, shaded area, tops in the sun.