Data specific to Clematis (Edit)
Raised by: F.L. Skinner
Country of Origin: Canada
Growing Zones: USDA Zone 3
USDA Zone 4
USDA Zone 5
USDA Zone 6
USDA Zone 7
USDA Zone 8
USDA Zone 9
USDA Zone 10
USDA Zone 11
Plant Group: Atragene
Typical Plant Size: Typically 8 to 10 feet
Pruning Group: Group 1 - Spring flowering, no pruning
Bloom Diameter: Small - 2 to 4 inches
Bloom Color (Tepals): Light to Lavender Blue hue
Bloom Shape: Semi-Double
Other: Twisted tepals
Preferred Light: Tolerates partial shade
Prefers full sun
Suitability as Cut Flower: Excellent cut flower (strong stem, long vase life)
Moisture Requirements: Average moisture requirements
Additional Information: Very attractive seedheads
Recommendations: Good choice for very cold climates

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Plant Height: 8-10 ft.
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Spring
Uses: Cut Flower

Common names
  • Clematis

Photo Gallery
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Alnwick garden, Northumberland UK
Date: 2010-04-27
Location: Heathcote Ontario Canada
Date: July-August
Clematis macropetala'Blue Bird'  Many seedbeds
Location: KALAMA WA
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5b
Date: 2015-05-11

Photo courtesy Brushwood Nursery
Location: Riverview, Robson, B.C. 
Date: 2011-05-28
 11:09 am -  A very sweet early blooming Clematis.
Location: Northern Illinois (Zone 5a)
Date: 2011-05-21
Uploaded by mishkab
Location: Kalama, Wa.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy Joy Creek Nursery.  Used with permission.
Location: garden of botanist Robert R. Kowal in Madison, Wisconsin
Date: April 29, 2012
photo by James Steakley

Photo courtesy of Brushwood Nursery

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