Clematis Blue Ribbons
Blue Ribbons is a bush Clematis that features large indigo blue flowers that are up to 3 times larger than typical bush-type Clematis. Blooming begins in early summer with waves of flowers until frost. Bush Clematis are small low-growing plants that can ramble into a low growing ground cover. If more height is needed, staking, cages, or neighboring plants may be used for support.
Plant in rich soil or soil that has been amended with organic matter. This Clematis prefers full sun to light shade. For best results keep consistently watered, especially when plants are setting up buds and blooming.
Group 3 – Late flowering cultivars
These varieties bloom first on new growth beginning in midsummer, and then again on new shoots in early fall. The second round will likely produce smaller flowers than the first and flowers that were double the first time may be single the second time.
Pruning can be done in late winter or early spring. All shoots can be cut back to the previous year’s wood, just above the base of the plant. This pruning is necessary to avoid getting a bare stem with a thick tangle above it. The spring flowers will be eliminated for that year, but the late summer flowers will be produced. If you still want spring flowers don’t cut the entire plant back all at once, pruning can be done in stages over a period of 3 years. Each year, prune back ⅓ of the stems to 6-9″ above a couple of well-developed buds.
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