Joy Creek Nursery

150-878-1   Clematis integrifolia 'Blue Ribbons'  

Clematis integrifolia 'Blue Ribbons'
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Clematis integrifolia and its selections hold an important place in of the world of clematis. They are herbaceous plants often reaching more than 3 feet in height. They are extremely cold hardy and carry their beautiful umbrella-shaped blooms for a very long time. They have one bad habit. Although they are clumping perennials, they often fall open if not staked or tied up. This habit has perhaps kept them from entering the frontline of great plants for North American gardens. Now the German seed company Jelitto has introduced a reliable seed strain which they call Clematis 'Blue Ribbons'. The plants are said to be shorter and more upright. At 16 inches in height they need little staking unless they receive overhead water. The flowers make wonderful additions to cut flower arrangements or can be used individually in bud vases. Perhaps now Clematis intergrifolia will begin to get the attention of the gardening public that it deserves.

May through August.  16 in. x 16 in.

Indigo Blue flowers

Sun     Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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