Data specific to Clematis (Edit)
Raised by: Barry Fretwell, introduced 1990
Country of Origin: England
Growing Zones: USDA Zone 4
USDA Zone 5
USDA Zone 6
USDA Zone 7
USDA Zone 8
USDA Zone 9
Plant Group: Integrifolia
Typical Plant Size: Typically 5 to 7 feet
Pruning Group: Group 3 - Hard pruning recommended in early spring
Bloom Diameter: Small - 2 to 4 inches
Bloom Color (Tepals): Light to Lavender Blue hue
Center Color (Anthers): Cream/White anthers
Bloom Shape: Single
Preferred Light: Requires partial shade
Moisture Requirements: Average moisture requirements
Additional Information: Free-flowering (very floriferous)
Very attractive seedheads
Recommendations: Good choice for beginners (easy to grow)
Good choice for hot climates
Awards: Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Plant Height: 6-7 feet. Does not climb or self-cling. Stems have woody bases but may need support.
Plant Spread: 18-24 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Layering
Division
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: 2017 Great Plant Picks Award Winner

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Date: 2015-05-02
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Date: 2022-06-26
Location: Germany
Date: 2023-06-13
Location: Zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 6-16-11
6-16-11 zone 4 Wisconsin
Location: In my garden
Date: 2015-06-06
planted with Jacob's Robe climbing rose
Location: My garden

Date: 2013-06-04
with Jacob's Robe rose
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2022-06-26
Location: My garden
Date: 6-18-2021
Silvana
Location: Germany
Date: 2022-05-30
Location: Germany
Date: 2022-06-15
Location: My Garden 
Date: 5-3-2022
First bloom
Location: Dog's pen (outside) on gate side.
Date: 2014-08-08
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Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2012-05-28
zone 4 Wisconsin
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Location: Zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 6-13-11
6-13-11 Zone 4 Wisconsin
Location: My garden
Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-07-03
Location: My garden
Date: 2020-05-02

Date: 2008-07-16
Location: In my garden
Date: 2015-05-05
Location: My Garden 
Date: 5-3-2022
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2011-05-22
Location: Dog's pen (outside) on gate side.
Date: 2014-08-08
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2012-06-03
zone 4 Wisconsin
Location: Outside corner of dog's pen. Full sun all day.
Date: 2014-05-16

Photo courtesy of Brushwood Nursery
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Location: Grapevine, Texas USA
Date: 2021-05-14
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2014-07-24
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Uploaded by Roseville
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2011-05-22
Location: Dog's pen (outside) on gate side.
Date: 2014-08-08
Location: Dog's pen (outside) on gate side.
Date: 2014-08-08
Location: Outside corner of dog's pen. Full sun all day.
Date: 2014-05-16

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Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2012-05-28
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Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2012-05-28
zone 4 Wisconsin

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Location: Dog's pen, outside, on the gate side.
Date: 2015-05-06
Happy to see it return after a very cold and snowy winter.

Date: 2012-06-02
shaded

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Date: 2012-07-01
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2011-05-22
Location: My garden, zone 4 Wisconsin
Date: 2012-06-03
zone 4 Wisconsin
Location: in my garden
Date: 2014-04-21
A bit slug chewed but still a pretty companion for Jacob's Robe r

Date: 2012-06-02
Location: In my garden
Date: 2012-07-24
Location: Colleyville Texas Zone 8a
Date: 2014-04-28
One of my favorites!
Location: Telly's Greenhouse, Troy, MI
Date: 2011-05-22
Location: My garden
Date: 2019-05-25
with Jacob's Robe rose
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Comments:
  • Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Oct 5, 2011 3:48 AM concerning plant:
    This clematis is a work horse. It's the first to start blooming and the last to stop every year - May through September here in my zone 4 garden. It's a bush type rather than climbing, and it stays short in my zone 4 garden, about 3-4 ft. The flowers are the most gorgeous color; more of a pale blue than lavender. I only gave it supplemental water twice the entire summer and mine is located in full sun the entire day. Super easy to grow and one of my favorites!

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