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Clematis Bijou

Ideal for pots or even hanging baskets

Standing just one foot tall this is the first of its kind, a free flowering, deciduous perennial dwarf clematis with a mounding habit. The plant blooms profusely all through early to mid-summer with large, blue-mauve beautiful flowers, striped with dark pink and ruffled edged petals that look like a star


Perfect for use in containers on a patio or deck. Can also be used creatively in a hanging baskets.


Loves a fertile humus-rich moist soil that gets full sun. In the first year after planting prune back hard to approximately one foot above ground level leaving two or three healthy buds. On established plants prune back to approximately five feet in the winter or early spring before the plant starts to grow then again lightly just after flowering to encourage a second flush of flowers.

This plant was bred is 2005 by Raymond Evison as a part of a new patio clematis collection. Pruning Group 2.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Clematis, Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Spring, Summer
Flowering May - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 40 cm - 50 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 45 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot at least 15cm away from the wall, fence or support. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant – along with its supporting cane in the hole, leaning onto the support. The top of the rootball needs to be 8cm below the level of the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Arrange and tie the stems onto the support. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Mulch with bark chippings or stones to keep the roots cool.

Planting site Patio container

Typically available

From April to September