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Clematis 'Blekitny Aniol' (LL) AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Bulb, Houseplant or Conservatory/Greenhouse

Habit

Climbing, Columnar/Upright

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Pale Blue in Summer

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

0.5-1 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

clematis 'Blekitny Aniol'

Family

Ranunculaceae


Clematis can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs or herbaceous perennials, mostly climbing by twining leaf-stalks, and often with showy flowers. Some have attractive fluffy seed-heads in autumn

Late Large-flowered clematis are deciduous climbers with large, star-shaped flowers to 15cm wide, opening on the current year's growth in summer and autumn

'Błękitny Anioł' is a medium-sized deciduous climber with pale rosy blue flowers tinted lilac with crinkled edges and yellow stamens, to 10cm across from early summer to late autumn.

Synonym(s)

  • Clematis viticella 'Błękitny Anioł'
  • Clematis Blue Angel
  • Clematis 'Blue Angel'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, West-facing, North-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Plant in a moisture-retentive, well-drained soil, with the roots and base of the plant kept cool and shaded by other plants or a layer of pebbles at the base. Plant with the crown 5–8cm (2–3in) deep to encourage new shoots to grow from below ground level. Suitable for a large container, at least 45cm (18in) deep and wide in a soil based potting compost

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by layering or semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Patio/Container Plants


How to care

Pests

Young shoots may be troubled by aphids and caterpillars; petals can be eaten by earwigs

Diseases

May suffer from clematis wilt and clematis slime flux