Clematis 'Blue Boy' - Solitary Clematis

Solitary Clematis

Clematis 'Blue Boy'

  • Flower Colour: Steel-blue
  • Flower Size: 6 cm
  • Bloom Time: All summer
  • Pruning Group: 3
  • Group: Diversifolia
  • Nodding, bell-shaped flowers with yellow stamens
  • Leaves are mid-green, ovate to elliptic, 12 cm long

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Blue (deep)

HEIGHT:
150-175 cm

SPREAD:
80-100 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Clematis grow best in a rich, moist to average, well-drained soil, in full sun. Protection from intense afternoon sun is beneficial. Large-flowering bi-colours, reds and blues, may fade quickly if planted in direct sun. Roots need a cool environment to thrive; it is recommended planting a ground cover or shallow rooted perennial to shade the roots; mulching is suggested. Plant the crown 3-5 cm below the soil's surface. Clematis are slow to establish and initially need to be tied to a trellis or fence to begin climbing.

Additional Notes about Solitary Clematis:


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.

Characteristics & Attributes


ATTRIBUTES:
Deciduous
FLOWERING TIME:
Summer
Lt. Sum-Fall
HABIT:
Climbing
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen
Screening (privacy)

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