Clematis x 'Arabella'
|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.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)|
|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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