Blue Ravine Clematis
Clematis x 'Blue Ravine'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Lore||The greatest boom in clematis breeding occurred in the Victorian era. During that time it was believed that all things look more beautiful when draped in vines. That was when the English practice of using dead trees as a treillage began and continues today. The old practice of allowing clematis vines to sprawl on the ground in wild gardens is also rekindling giving this climber new potential.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 6 to 10 ft.|
|Bloom Time||Spring and again in summer|
|Design Ideas||These blue flowers demand a high profile position even though they are large enough to be seen at a distance. Plant at important high traffic locations such as entries and in front of pivotal windows. Gorgeous trained onto a picket fence with painted or weathered rails. Excellent viewed on a sideyard board fence from adjacent windows. Train up posts of overhead structures such as porch cover, shade arbor and gateways. Espalier directly onto house or garage wall, or on to decorative flat treillage attached to siding. Train into an old dead tree or overgrown shrub or allow to sprawl freely on the ground for a more naturalistic woodland look.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Espalier, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Combine this beauty with other bold bloomers such as Pink Ridge Creeping Phlox, (Phlox stolonifera 'Pink Ridge') and Stellar Pink Dogwood, (Cornus x 'Rutgan'). Augment its summer blooms with spring flowering Foxy Foxglove, (Digitalis purpurea 'Foxy'), Magic Dark Blue Larkspur, (Delphinium elatum 'Magic Dark Blue'). For late season color use Farmington New York Aster, (Aster novi-belgii 'Baldco') and Luxury Lace Daylily, (Hemerocallis x 'Luxury Lace').|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer. Provide the support of a trellis or arbor. Roots prefer a cool, shaded area, tops in the sun.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9