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CLEMATIS alpina 'Blue Dancer'

Commonly known as Alpine clematis, Virgin's bower

A very popular pale blue early flowering clematis.
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - pale to mid-green leaves 3-5cm (1¼-2in) long with 3-5 lance-shaped to broadly oblong, toothed leaflets.
  • Blue - pale blue
  • Height - 2-3m (6½-10ft)
  • 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 - early-flowering climber. Produces flowers on previous year's shoots and sometimes on new growth in summer. Fluffy seed heads in late summer.
  • 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 - provide shade for roots and base.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - C. alpina varieties tolerate cold, exposed sites. Prune after flowering to allotted space to encourage growth for next season's flowers.
  • Pests & Diseases - cutworms, aphids on young plants, clematis wilt.
  • Place of origin - Europe.
  • Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern - - open bell-shaped with 4 narrow, twisted sepals 5-7cm (2-3in) long
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Incised - see photos above
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - humus-rich. Mulch in late winter.
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -

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