Clematis integrifolia Rooguchi

Clematis integrifolia Rooguchi

One of our favorite Clematis, Rooguchi Clematis delights us for months with its adorable violet bells. Perfect blue bell shaped flowers, 2 to 3 inches long, daintily dangle from the ends of each stem. Its rich violet blue petals are complimented with lighter lavender edges. Perfect to use as a ground cover, on trellises, or in containers. Fragrant and and an extremely long bloomer, flowering continually summer into fall. Its blooms first on new growth, then again on new shoots in fall. Does not need to be pruned, although it may be cut back to tidy it up. It may be pruned in late winter or early spring, although the first flowers will be eliminated. It also may be pruned after the first flush of blooms.

 

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Clematis integrifolia Rooguchi

Common Name

Clematis

Bloom Color

Blue

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Sun

Height

72″

Width

24-72″

Uses

Arbor, Beds, Containers, Cut Flower, Fragrant, Ground Cover, Hummingbirds, Trellis

Resistance

Deer, Rabbit

Soil

Average, Fertile

Water Needs

Average, Consistent

Zone

4-8

Plant Type

Vine

Clematis Growing Tips

Most clematis prefer full sun or light shade, although there are many that prefer more shade. Clematis need cool roots that are shaded. Plant a small shrub or large perennial directly in front of it to shade roots. A thick layer of mulch will also help to keep the soil moist. This vine prefers to be grown in moist, well-drained soil. Plant Clematis 3″ deeper than it was in the original pot. Bury the first set of entire leaves to encourage the production of strong shoots from below soil level and to discourage clematis wilt.