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CLEMATIS 'Perle d'Azur'
Commonly known as Virgin's bower
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Blue - light blue with creamy-green anthers
Height - 3m (10ft)
Spread - 1m (39in)
Climber - Some of these climbing plants will need trellis or wire supports if grown on walls or fences. Other grow aerial roots and are self-clinging - free-flowering, late, small-flowered climber
Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Full sun - shade roots and base.
Additional Features - Good to know - - prune back previous year's stems to a pair of strong buds about 15-20cm (6-8in) above soil level before growth begins in early spring.
Pests & Diseases - clematis wilt , cutworms, aphids attack young plants and whiteflies under glass
Place of origin - garden origin (France)
Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern - - open bell-shaped to 8cm (3in) across with 4 to 6 sepals, recurved at the tips
Hardiness - Fully hardy -
Seasonal Interest - Summer -
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - humus-rich. Mulch in late winter.
Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
- Pruning Group 1 - Flowering mid / late spring
- Pruning Group 2 - Flowering late spring / early summer
- Pruning Group 3 - Flowering late summer / early autumn
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