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
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.
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)