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Arabella Clematis

Clematis x 'Arabella'

Pronunciation: KLEM-a-tis
SKU #02178
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Beautiful, color-changing blooms provide a parade of summer color. Single flowers with slightly upturned sepal edges open to violet-blue, then develop mauve-colored centers and fade to soft blue as they age. A non-vining, bushy, semi-herbaceous clematis that is an excellent choice for containers, or borders where it will grow through shrubbery.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water deeply when top inch of soil is dry.
Blooms Summer to Early Fall
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 6 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide, with training.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Climbing
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Design Ideas A beautiful flowering vine for espalier onto creative flat trellage in high profile locations. Perfect plant to mark a front door with vivid color. Twine up and over wood or metal arches at gates and entries. Drape over fences in narrow sideyards for short range view of flowers from windows. Twine up narrow railings and posts on stoop or porch. Traditional plant to twine into skeleton of dead trees and shrubs. Best viewed up close near outdoor living spaces.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Japanese Maple (Acer); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
CARE
Care Provide organically rich, well-drained soil. Mulch soil surface to conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Hard prune to about 1 ft. in late winter to early spring before new growth appears. Fertilize in spring as new growth begins to emerge.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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