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
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Groundcover
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: 2017 Great Plant Picks Award Winner

Common names
  • Clematis

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  • 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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