This exceptional variety of spring-flowering alpine clematis has delightful nodding four-petalled bell-shaped flowers in a violet blue; the centres are a paler purple, and attractive to bees. As with other clematis, after flowering the plant is covered in seed heads like an old man's beard.
A strong growing yet compact plant, this deciduous clematis is great for a trellis or in containers when supported. Unlike other clematis, it can cope with cold winds.
A recipient of the RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit), for all round excellence in the garden.
Pot Size: 2L
Height and Spread: 250cm x 200cm
Preferred Soil Type: Any moist, well-drained soil
Aspect: Full sun / part shade
Flowering Period: April – May
Pruning Group: Group 1 (no pruning)
Care: Deadhead after flowering