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Arabella Clematis

Clematis integrifolia 'Arabella'

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Arabella Clematis (Clematis integrifolia 'Arabella') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Arabella Clematis flowers

Arabella Clematis flowers

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Height:  3 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Other Names:  Solitary Clematis

Description:

This variety provides an abundance of medium-sized flowers in a wonderful powdery blue color with brightly contrasting centers, one of the heaviest bloomers; more like a perennial than a vine, tends to mound, makes a great groundcover in the garden

Ornamental Features

Arabella Clematis features bold nodding powder blue recurved flowers with lemon yellow anthers at the ends of the stems from early summer to early fall. Its pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Arabella Clematis is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting hummingbirds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Arabella Clematis is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Arabella Clematis will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Arabella Clematis is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features
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