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Clematis macropetala Blue Bird

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macropetala Blue Bird

Clematis macropetala Blue Bird Blue Bird is a particularly hardy small flowered vine. The plant is smothered with flowers early in the season (flowers on old stems) then seed heads continue be showy all summer.
Flowers are Powder Blue
Flower is 8 cm wide or about 4 inches.
Foliage is Green
Vine grows  300 cm tall or about 10 feet.
Blooms in May - June
Prune after flowering only if needed
Full sun to full shade.
Zone 4
Clematis like shade on the roots and sun on the tops, and many varieties, especially in the pinks and mauves are quite shade tolerant. An alkaline soil (add a handful of dolometic lime if your soil is acid) will be beneficial. Plant something (perhaps Sedum spectablis) to shade the roots if the Clematis is growing in full sun. Regular watering to establish the plants is good but after that they are quite self reliant.
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