Blue Light® Clematis
Blue Light® Clematis
Clematis x 'Vanso' Plant Patent #15,953Item #1590 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
A delightful, award-winning sport of Mrs. Cholmondeley Clematis with large, violet-blue to pale blue flowers. The distinctive, prolific blooms easily measure five to six inches wide, are doubles in spring, and semi-double in fall. Easy to grow, with excellent disease and pest resistance. Well-suited to small spaces and containers. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide, with support.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KLEM-uh-tissPlant type:Vine - Requires SupportDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:2 - 9, 14 - 17, 31 - 41Growth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide, with support.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring, and again in fall.Flower color:BluePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasClematis is perhaps the most beautiful of all vines for training onto vertical treillage. This ruby colored beauty belongs in courtyards and around outdoor living spaces where the blossoms can be enjoyed close up. They are gorgeous spiraled up wood posts and classical Greek style columns. These plants are also draped over walls and fences in a mass of color. In the Old World they can be found trained into the branches of long dead trees for natural arbor. They are also used as ground covers to cascade down banks and slopes, and to dangle off retaining wall edges.Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum); Salvia (Salvia); Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
- CareCare InformationThrives in well-drained, slightly alkaline soil, with roots sheltered and top growth in the sun. Mulch soil surface to conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed when new growth begins in spring. Provide support of a trellis or arbor.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:Selected by Boskoop Nurseryman Frans Van Heasteert in Holland, this sport of Clematis x 'Mrs. Cholmondeley' (pronounced Chumley), is a delight. Blooming twice a year with huge soft violet to soft blue, 5 to 6-inch full double-on-double flowers in spring and then semi-doubles in fall, each taking a few days to open to their full glory. After the petals have fallen, wispy seedpods stay on the plant for weeks adding to the drama.Lore:Clematis is known as the "Queen of Vines" because of its extraordinary flowers that have only gotten larger, more fabulous and numerous over time at the hands of breeders.