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Clematis Arabella

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Masses of small blue flowers and compact form

This is new hybrid of clematis that has a herbaceous scrambling habit with large number of beautiful, upturned, semi-nodding, deep, purple-blue flowers that fade to a pale-blue and has creamy-yellow stamen. This plant blooms heavily all summer, is so light-weight and non-clingy that they can be grown atop other plants without harm.

Where?

Used as feature plant growing up a trellis, wall or through a tree or rose bush.

How?

Plant in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. 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 annually to approximately three feet in the winter or early spring before the plant starts to grow.

Pruning Group 3.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Clematis, Climber
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - November
Evergreen No
Plant height 150 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage 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 Garden edging

Check store availability

2.5 litre pot £9.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From March to September