Clematis 'Arabella' in the Clematis Database

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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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June 9, 2015

Clematises and roses are ideal companions. They grow well in the same types of locations, thrive in the same types of soil, require the same amount of watering, and respond equally well to the same fertilizers.

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Posted by goldfinch4 (Ripon, Wisconsin) on Oct 5, 2011 3:48 AM

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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