Joy Creek Nursery

150-554-1   Clematis heracleifolia 'Cassandra'  

Clematis heracleifolia 'Cassandra'
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These shrubby clematis are among the easiest to grow. They are content to bloom all summer in the sun with only occasional water and feed. Their dark green, rugged, three-part leaves are large with individual leaflets measuring 6 1/2 inches long. Tall flower stems reach 45 inches in height with flowers borne in clusters at two or three widely separated axils. The whorled clusters are composed of loose stems bearing 3 to 5 buds each. The buds open sequentially extending the bloom season for a very long time. Individual flowers are 1 3/4 inches wide with recurved tips. Rich violet blue on opening, they slowly fade to gentian blue. If this were not enough, the flowers are also fragrant giving off a spicy honey-like scent on warm days.

July to September.  2 ft. x 3 ft.

Violet Blue flowers

Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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