• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Climbs 3 to 4 ft. tall, spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide, with support.
    Key Feature:
    Compact Flowering Vine
    Blooms:
    Late spring to late summer, and again in fall.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KLEM-uh-tiss
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Climbs 3 to 4 ft. tall, spreading 2 to 3 ft. wide, with support.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late spring to late summer, and again in fall.
    Flower color:Purplish-pink
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Cranesbill (Geranium); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in well-drained, slightly alkaline soil, with roots sheltered and top growth in the sun. Mulch soil surface to conserve moisture. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed regularly beginning in spring. Remove spent flowers to promote continuous bloom.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Boulevard® Paulie is a Clematis viticella hybrid developed by a breeding program in the UK selected for its outstanding bloom in color and form, its bloom abundance, and attractive, long lasting foliage on a vigorous, compact plant with notable disease resistance.

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