Clematis
‘Arabella’

This lovely bush-type Clematis produces a profusion of 3-4” wide, open-faced, bluish-lavender flowers over an exceptionally long period - from late Spring to early Fall. Reaching 3-6’ tall with a relaxed habit, it is well-behaved, staying put on a trellis, tucked into an obelisk, trained against a wall, or allowed to leisurely wind its way thru its neighbors. Also makes a lovely stand-alone focal point in a container. Hummingbirds and butterflies will be constant visitors to the flowers. Give it sun along the coast or some relief from midday heat inland. This group 3 type should be cut back severely in early Spring to 2’ from the ground for best habit and flower. Continue to prune back after each flush of flowers to encourage more blooms. Plant in fertile, well-drained soil.

Earl,
Curious Plantsman

Sun/Pt.Sun
Average Water

Perennial Shrub
USDA zones 4-11