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Clematis Blue Boy

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Among the hardiest of Clematis, 'Blue Boy' will produces endless waves of nodding, bell-shaped, steel-blue flowers from mid-summer to autumn backed by a green foliage.  A non-vining variety it will grow to around 3m and will need to be planted near a fence, trellis or other structure where it can be trained to grow upwards. Alternatively it can be allowed to trail off a wall or slope to great effect.

PLANT DETAILS

Height: 2.5 to 3.0m
Group: Integrifolia
Pruning Group: PG. 3
Flower Colour: Steel-blue
Flower Size: 6.0 to 12.0cm
Flowering Period: Mid-summer to autumn
Aspect: Full sun to partial shade
History Hybridised by Frank Skinner of Canada and introduced around 1947

 

PRUNING GROUP 3

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.