Clematis (Clematis alpina 'Frances Rivis') in the Clematis Database

Also sold as:
Blue Giant

Data specific to Clematis (Edit)
Raised by: Sir Cedric Morris
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Growing Zones: USDA Zone 3
USDA Zone 4
USDA Zone 5
USDA Zone 6
USDA Zone 7
USDA Zone 8
USDA Zone 9
Plant Group: Atragene
Typical Plant Size: Typically 6 to 8 feet
Pruning Group: Group 1 - Spring flowering, no pruning
Bloom Diameter: Small - 2 to 4 inches
Bloom Color (Tepals): Deep Blue hue
Bloom Shape: Nodding
Bell shape
Preferred Light: Tolerates partial shade
Prefers full sun
Moisture Requirements: Average moisture requirements
Additional Information: Very attractive seedheads

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 6-8 ft.
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Spring

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Comments:
Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Jan 27, 2012 5:58 AM

Not to be confused with 'Frances Rivis' sold in France and the UK. That one is known as the 'English form', and has longer, paler blue tepals and could actually be a form of 'Blue Dancer'.

This 'Frances Rivis' is considered the true form, and is sometimes called the 'Dutch Form' to help distinguish between the two.

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