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.
Plant in full sun to part shade. Add compost or other organic matter when planting. Keep consistently moist until plants are established. For best blooming keep watered, especially during dry spells and when plants are setting up buds and blooming.
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.
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