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Clematis Betty Corning

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Price: $16.50

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This delicate and delightful vine will produce a succession of lavender-blue flowers from summer through to mid autumn. A vigorous and easy to grow variety with the spring foliage often tinted with bronze extending its seasonal interest. The open growth habit make it ideal for running through larger shrubs or small trees.

Recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit for its outstanding qualities.


Height: 2.4 to 3.0m
Group: Vitecella
Pruning Group: PG. 3
Flower Colour: Lavender-blue
Flower Size: 5.0 to 12.0cm
Flowering Period: Mid-summer to autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History First discovered growing in somebodies garden in Albany, New York in 1932 by Mrs. Elizabeth Corning, wife of Erastus Corning II, Mayor of Albany New York, and introduced with the assistance of Arthur Steffen.



Pruning will help keep your clematis vines healthy.  Pruning the dense tangle of stems opens the remaining shoots to air and light which encourages healthy growth and reduces the incidence of rot and disease.

This variety belongs to Pruning Group 3 and will flower in summer on new growth from the current growing season. Pruning of group 3 Clematis is needed to prevent your plant ending up as a tangled mess of old and new growth and the blooms only appearing on some areas and not appearing in others. Prune your Group 3 clematis back to around 30cm above the ground or to a set of healthy, strong buds close to ground in early spring.