• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 6 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Compact Flowering Vine
    Blooms:
    Summer to Early Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KLEM-a-tis
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 6 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
    Special features:Compact Form, Easy Care
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer to Early Fall
    Flower color:Purple
    Design IdeasA 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 PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer); Climbing Rose (Rosa); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.
    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:
    Clematis x 'Arabella' owes its non-clinging, shrubby perennial growth to its C. integrifolia parentage.

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