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Clematis 'Orchid Blue'

More About 'Orchid Blue'

  • Flower Colour: Violet-blue, fragrant
  • Flower Size: 5 cm
  • Bloom Time: All summer
  • Pruning Group: 3
  • Group: Integrifolia
  • Nodding solitary terminal bell-shaped flowers lead to attractive silver seed heads
  • Wiry stems of ovate hairy deep green leaves 10 cm long
  • Great ground cover
  • Heat tolerant

Interesting Notes:

Clematis are grouped into three different categories for pruning and maintenance:

Group 3: Late Flowering - Flowers form on the terminal 60-90 cm of the current season's growth. Some bloom as early as midsummer and continue into the fall. In early spring, prune each stem, leaving the lowest 2-3 buds. The new growth can be tipped back when it reaches about 30 cm, to induce better branching and flowering.

Zone:

5

Height:

45-60 cm

Spread:

70-80 cm

Colour:

Violet
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Solitary Clematis Growing and Maintenance Tips

Clematis integrifolia does not climb or twine so it needs staking or support. Prune the plant to about 8-10 cm in the spring, and the new leaves will form at the woody base. This clematis are slow to establish and grow best in a rich, moist to average, well-drained soil, in full sun. Protection from the intense afternoon sun is beneficial. 


'Orchid Blue' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Heat Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Seed
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Trailing
Climbing

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen
Screening (privacy)
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Clematis 'Orchid Blue'

Clematis integrifolia

Clematis integrifolia

Solitary Clematis