Clematis 'Arabella' - Perfect for patio containers. This Hardy Perennial Climber has been container grown so can be planted at any time of the year. We despatch WITH container so the roots are safe.
This may just be my favourite clematis, having masses of dark purple buds opening into deep mauve-blue flowers that fade to almost blue from July to September! An added bonus are the creamy coloured anthers at the centre of each flower. This charming non-clinging climber can also be grown without the support of trellis to give ground cover and it looks lovely when it intermingles with other shrubs in the border. This smaller Clematis is perfect for growing in patio pots and containers where it can grow up small supports, such as a natual willow wigwams. Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Size of plant supplied : 9cm pot grown and posted WITH pot so root system is protected
Height of plant supplied : from bottom of pot to top of foliage approx 25cm
Position: north, south, east or west facing aspect
Soil: humus-rich, moist, well drained soil or multi-purpose compost and feed well
Growth rate: average
Flowering period: July to September
Flower colour: deep mauve blue
Hardiness: fully hardy
Other features: perfect patio clematis
PRUNING: Group 3. For detailed guide to planting and pruning view www.climbingplantsdirect.com and view the climbing plant care guide
FEEDING: We recommend our 'Grower Quality Climbing Plant Food' available in the shop - normal strength weekly from mid-May to September
Wildlife: attractive to bumble bees, lacewings and ladybirds
1 x Clematis 'Arabella' in a 9cm Pot. Container grown Garden Ready Climbing Plant. Very good root system. Clematis pruned and shooting well ready for planting. We use 'Exemptor' to ensure your root system is strong and healthy and will establish well.
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