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Also sold as:
C. 'Durandii'

Data specific to Clematis (Edit)
Raised by: Durand Freres
Country of Origin: France
Growing Zones: USDA Zone 4
USDA Zone 5
USDA Zone 6
USDA Zone 7
USDA Zone 8
USDA Zone 9
USDA Zone 10 - partially shaded areas only
Typical Plant Size: Typically 4 to 6 feet
Pruning Group: Group 3 - Hard pruning recommended in early spring
Bloom Diameter: Medium - between 4 to 6 inches
Bloom Color (Tepals): Deep Blue hue
Center Color (Anthers): Cream/White anthers
Bloom Shape: Single
Preferred Light: Tolerates full shade
Tolerates partial shade
Prefers full sun
Suitability as Cut Flower: Good cut flower (strong stem, average vase life)
Moisture Requirements: Average moisture requirements
Recommendations: Good choice for beginners (easy to grow)
Good choice for a container
Good choice for very cold climates
Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Plant Height: 3-7 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Awards and Recognitions: Other: 2003 Great Plant Picks Award Winner

Photo courtesy Brushwood Nursery

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Posted by stetchworth (Ocean Springs, MS - Zone 8b) on Sep 29, 2011 7:53 PM

Lovely shade of blue. You have to train and tie this one to a trellis or you can just let it ramble through the other plants.

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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Jan 14, 2012 12:44 PM

Clematis durandii, a hybrid in the Clematis integrifolia group, is a non-twining perennial vine that grows 6 to 10 feet long. Valued for its long and profuse flowering from June to September, it is easy to grow in full sun or light shade and good soil. Blooms start as deep blue/violet nodding bells, then open up to 4 inches, spreading, and flat. It looks great tied up to a support or scrambling. Blooms form on the current/new growth so plants should be pruned in late winter or early spring to two strong sets of buds on each stem.

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