Clematis forum: Bushy Blue Bell Clematis (Clematis integrifolia 'Caerulea')

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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Oct 6, 2011 10:05 PM CST
I saw Bushy Blue Bell Clematis (Clematis integrifolia 'Caerulea') at a local store. Anyone know if it grows well in zone 8? I was surprised to see it said zone 4-7. If it does grow here, it looks wonderful....there were over 10 shoots in each pot.
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zuzu
Oct 6, 2011 11:50 PM CST

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Every site I've found it on says it's for zones 3-7, but someone on GardenWeb in zone 8 was telling other posters how to prune it, so maybe it'll grow well in your zone.

It certainly is pretty. Here are some Google images:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=clematis+integrifolia+c...
Name: Anna
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canadanna
Oct 7, 2011 7:12 AM CST
Thanks for all the search. Maybe if it is grown in shade, it will enjoy Texas weather.
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Carolyn22
Oct 7, 2011 9:56 AM CST
Anna

Think in terms of microclimates - I have to believe your house is airconditioned? I would think the a/c would keep your house cooler in the summer - just as in my location, the heat from my house in the winter tends to keep things warmer. I would think this would work in reverse - also try the northern side of your house as that should be cooler than the southern side....

Let us know how it goes - I am wondering as well...

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tveguy3
Mar 1, 2012 1:32 PM CST
Is that what I have? Not sure of the name.




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Calif_Sue
Mar 1, 2012 1:36 PM CST

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Tom, my guess would be Rooguchi. Anyone else have any other ideas? I am new to clems.
What do you think?
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zuzu
Mar 1, 2012 1:50 PM CST

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Sue's right. Tom's Clematis is Rooguchi.
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tveguy3
Mar 1, 2012 2:05 PM CST
Thanks so much, I have 6 different clematis, and I don't know the names of them. I do love them though.
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Mar 1, 2012 2:49 PM CST
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Calif_Sue
Mar 1, 2012 3:26 PM CST

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Hope you don't mind Tom, I popped that first photo with all the blooms into the database for you. It was the best photo of a plant in bloom I had have ever seen so is a real asset to the database. You can see that it is credited to you on your profile page. Thumbs up
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tveguy3
Mar 1, 2012 3:45 PM CST
Here's a few more pics of some I don't know the name of.


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tveguy3
Mar 1, 2012 3:50 PM CST
Wow, Thanks Sue, I was busy putting on a few more pics.
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zuzu
Mar 1, 2012 4:50 PM CST

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The one at top left looks like Niobe and the one at top right and bottom left looks like Crystal Fountain, but I'd wait for confirmation from someone else before accepting those ID's as definitive.
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Calif_Sue
Mar 1, 2012 4:54 PM CST

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Wow, love that last shot, what a beautiful riot of cool colors!

OK, my guess for #3 is Crystal Fountain, as you can see, it's quite popular.
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Calif_Sue
Mar 1, 2012 4:56 PM CST

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I had my post open too long to go grab the link so I'd say Crystal Fountain it is since we both came up with that! Thumbs up
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zuzu
Mar 1, 2012 5:22 PM CST

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Numbers 2 and 3 are the same plant, and numbers 1 and 4 are also the same plant. Is that right, Tom?
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tveguy3
Mar 1, 2012 7:37 PM CST
Yes, it's two pics of each, one closer up, the other farther away. I think Cristal Fountain is the name I remember now when I ordered that one. The burgandy one, I got at a garden center about 8 years ago, so I don't remember what the name was. OK, now back to the original topic of this forum that I so rudly interupted, I looked at the pictures of the Bushy Blue Bell Clematis, and they are really neat. Do you know a good source where one can buy them? Thanks for all the help.
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chelle
Mar 2, 2012 4:58 AM CST
tveguy3 said: I looked at the pictures of the Bushy Blue Bell Clematis, and they are really neat. Do you know a good source where one can buy them?


I'm all ears! I'm interested too. I looked around and didn't find any available to order online.

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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Mar 2, 2012 11:31 PM CST
I bought mine at Calloways.If I remember correctly, it isn't a "real" cultivar (or whatever the term is) At least that is what a clem expert told me. I love your Rooguchi.,Tom. I am not sure if you know but an integrifolia is a non climbing vine. I hope my Rooguchi. looks as good as yours in a few years. If my Bluebell lives long enough to have seedheads, I can send them to y'all.
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goldfinch4
Mar 3, 2012 2:12 AM CST
I agree with the ID's on these two - Niobe and Crystal Fountain.

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