Photo courtesy of FD Richards
It is a wonder that this beautiful Clematis isn’t better known! Featuring eye-catching 7” wide single flowers of exquisite bluish-purple, each petal with an alabaster rib, this is one of the most stunning Clematis you can grow. Easy and well-behaved, it tops out at a modest 8’. Even better, a late Spring flowering is often followed by a second blooming period in early Autumn. It combines well with roses, camellias, and azaleas. Plant in humus-rich, well-drained soil. Though it can be grown in a large container, for best results put it in the ground. This variety belongs to pruning group 2, so thin out weak or damaged growth in early Spring. After bloom, remove the spent flowers and prune up to half-way down the stems to encourage a second round of bloom. Disease resistant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds!