Large 7” (18cm) diameter flowers, opening deep lilac blue, with a paler central bar to each sepal, fading to mid-blue and maturing to light to mid blue, giving a contrasting range of flower colours across the different aged flowers. Red anthers, fading to a deep mauve. Slightly smaller flowers as the season progresses. Amazing with purple or grey foliage shrubs and red or pink roses.
This clematis will grow to 6-8 ft. (180-250cm), starting to flower at about 2ft (60cm) to 3ft (90cm). It is ideal to grow and flower on walls, pergolas, archways or on tripods, ideally with associated plants such as summer-flowering roses or through wall-trained evergreen or deciduous shrubs and climbers, through free-standing shrubs or for giving added colour on metal, hazel or willow tripods or wigwams, in mixed borders giving added height and interest.
Its multi-flowering habit is unique for a summer flowering, large-flowered clematis, as its blooms are produced in great abundance. Many blooms change colour as they mature, giving an appearance of a multi-coloured flowering clematis, an added interest.
|Flowering||early summer to late summer|
|Height||1.8m - 2.5m (6-8ft)|
|Pruning||end of winter/very early spring when all stems should be removed to 12” (30cm) above soil level|