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Minister Blue Clematis

Clematis jackmanii 'UNAI 009' PP #22,899

This continuous summer bloomer produces prolifically and dependably from late spring to the onset of fall on current season's growth. The soft violet-blue petals with nearly pink center bars deepen in color as they age. Exceptionally compact - a perfect easy care plant for small garden spaces and patios. Deciduous.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Needs regular watering to maintain consistently moist soil.


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Botanical PronunciationKLEM-uh-tiss
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeLate spring through summer.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorViolet-blue
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Espalier
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Fast Growing, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering to maintain consistently moist soil.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)

Provide fertile, well-drained slightly alkaline soil; plant with top of root ball slightly higher than ground level. Water regularly to maintain even moisture and establish a deep, extensive root system. Fertilize during growing season. Mulch to keep roots cool. Lightly prune in late winter and again after first bloom period in summer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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