Clematis x 'Arabella'Item #2178 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KLEM-a-tisPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 6 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Summer to Early FallFlower color:PurpleDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationProvide 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:Clematis x 'Arabella' owes its non-clinging, shrubby perennial growth to its C. integrifolia parentage.